CHAPTER 298

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 340

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LIBRARIES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend § 6605C, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the existing subsection (b) in its entirety and substituting a new subsection "(b)" in lieu thereof as follows:

"(b) Use of any computer or mobile device at a library shall be governed by the library's acceptable use policy. All libraries shall post notification to patrons advising them to use personal mobile and computing devices in conformity with the library’s acceptable use policy when at such library and to place appropriate controls on any devices which may be used by minors for whom they are responsible. All users of library-owned computers must be registered library cardholders.".

Section 2. Amend § 6605C, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the existing subsection (d) in its entirety and substituting a new subsection "(d)" in lieu thereof as follows:

"(d) Libraries shall implement an Internet access management system which provides parents and guardians with choices for their minor’s use of library-owned computers. In order for a library card to be issued to a minor, a parent or guardian of the minor must accompany the minor to the library to apply for the card and sign a form indicating whether the minor may have access to the Internet on the library's computers and, if so, the level of access. Subject to the library's acceptable use policy, a parent or guardian may allow the minor to have unrestricted Internet access or may limit such access to content appropriate for minors. Limited access options may include, but need not be limited to, the use of dedicated computers for minors which are filtered or provide access solely to age-appropriate electronic library collections.".

Section 3. Amend § 6606C, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the section in its entirety.

Section 4. This Act shall take effect 90 days after enactment.

Approved June 15, 2010