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The MO Secretary of State has proposed a rule that would establish a Library Certification Requirement for the Protection of Minors.  The rule says that state funds could not be used to purchase books or other materials that appeal to the “prurient interest of any minor.”  The rule also calls for “age-appropriate” content but does not specify what that means.  The rule would also stop state funding for any library that doesn’t file written policies with the state librarian on how individuals can challenge materials in the collection.  For details on the proposed rule go tohttps://www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/AdRules/main/images/15_CSR_30_200_015.pdf

Comments on the proposed rule will be accepted until December 15, 2022.  Email comments@sos.mo.gov and include 15 CSR 30-200.015 in the subject line.

Contact Angie Janik for further information on this proposed rule.  Her contact information is in the Directory.


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