3rd R Reading
Minors, harmful materials, policies
MINORS – Amends and adds to existing law to revise an affirmative defense regarding disseminating material harmful to minors and to provide for the establishment of provisions regarding policies to protect minors from harmful materials.

RS30659 / S1187

Idaho Law restricts distribution, promotion, or dissemination of obscene materials or materials harmful to minors. Harmful materials are defined as any pornographic and indecent representation in any form of publication. This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 18-1515, 18-1517 and 67-6533 which revises provisions regarding distribution of harmful materials to minors and adds the date of effectivity. Lastly, this bill adds a section to Chapter 1 Title 33, Idaho Code which enacts policies to protecting minors from any harmful materials.

The passage of this Bill could cause the expenditure of public funds because of possible legal actions required. It is estimated to expose local government and state government to legal cost of $10,000.00 to $100,000.00, as per annum.

Bill Events
Date Description
03/17 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
03/20 Reported Printed; referred to State Affairs
03/24 Reported out of committee; to 14th Order for amendment
03/27 Placed in the Committee of the Whole
Reported out without recommendation, as amended
Amendments ordered printed; referred for engrossment
Amendments reported printed
Reported engrossed, filed for first reading, as amended
Read first time as amended, filed for Second Reading
03/28 Read second time as amended, filed for Third reading
03/29 Retained on calendar