(A) There is hereby established the Ohio public library information network, as an independent agency within the state library of Ohio, for the purpose of ensuring equity of access to electronic information for all residents of this state, subject to the restrictions described in division (C) of this section on access to materials or performances that may be obscene or harmful to juveniles. The network shall be governed by the board of trustees created under section 3375.65 of the Revised Code.
(1) Except as provided in division (B)(2) of this section, any board of library trustees appointed under section 1713.28, 3375.06, 3375.10, 3375.12, 3375.15, 3375.22, 3375.30, or 3375.90 of the Revised Code may participate in the network by providing notice in writing to the network board of trustees.
(2) A board of library trustees participating in the network authorized under Section 323.10 of H.B. 119 of the 127th general assembly is a participant in the network established by division (A) of this section unless its participation is otherwise terminated.
(C) A library board of trustees participating in the network established under division (A) of this section shall comply with any policies the network board of trustees may adopt. The network board shall adopt a policy that requires each participant to establish and enforce procedures designed to keep juveniles who use the participant's services from having access to materials or performances that may be obscene or harmful to juveniles and to keep persons who are not juveniles and who use the participant's services from having access to materials or performances that may be obscene. If a participant does not establish and enforce such procedures, the network board shall terminate the participant's participation in the network. As used in this division, "juveniles," "materials," "performances," "obscene," and "harmful to juveniles" have the same meanings as in section 2907.01 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 2008 SB185 06-20-2008