LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A bill to crack down on what library books make it onto shelves advances.
Senate Bill 81 has passed the Arkansas House. It would make public libraries and schools liable for distributing material classified as “obscene” to minors.
Governing bodies like city councils and quorum courts would determine the appropriateness of books.
The original part of the bill created guidelines for removing these materials from the library shelves.
Amendments were added in the House to make it so they only have to be relocated.
The bill had bipartisan opposition in the house with six republicans joining Democrats to vote against it. The bill will go back to the Senate so it can review the amendments added.