FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1101
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES HARRIS (23) (Sponsor), LeVOTA, ROORDA, DARROUGH,
CORCORAN, HODGES AND SCHOEMEHL (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time March 12, 2007 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 162, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to Internet use in
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 162, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be
known as section 162.206, to read as follows:
162.206. 1. The provisions of this section shall be known as the "Child Internet
2. Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, the superintendent of each school
district shall file with the department of elementary and secondary education an acceptable
use policy, approved by the local school board, for the international network of computer
systems commonly known as the Internet. At a minimum, the policy shall contain
(1) Are designed to prohibit use by district employees and students of the district's
computer equipment and communications services for sending, receiving, viewing, or
downloading illegal material via the Internet;
(2) Seek to prevent access by students to material that the school district deems to
be harmful to juveniles;
(3) Select a technology for the district's computers having Internet access to filter
or block Internet access through such computers to child pornography and obscenity;
(4) Establish appropriate measures to be taken against persons who violate the
(5) Include a component on Internet safety for students that is integrated in a
district's instructional program.
The policy may include such other terms and conditions, and requirements as deemed
appropriate, such as requiring written parental authorization for Internet use by juveniles
or differentiating acceptable uses among elementary, middle, and high school students.
3. Each district superintendent shall take steps he or she deems appropriate to
implement and enforce the district's Internet use policy.
4. The department of elementary and secondary education shall issue guidelines to
school districts regarding instructional programs relating to Internet safety. Based on
these guidelines, school districts shall include a component on Internet safety for students
in classroom curriculum at all grade levels.
5. The department of elementary and secondary education shall establish rules and
regulations for the implementation of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that
term is defined in section 536.010, RSMo, that is created under the authority delegated in
this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the
provisions of chapter 536, RSMo, and, if applicable, section 536.028, RSMo. This section
and chapter 536, RSMo, are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general
assembly pursuant to chapter 536, RSMo, to review, to delay the effective date, or to
disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of
rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2007, shall be
invalid and void.