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MUSIC LEGISLATION
INTERNET LEGISLATION
MISCELLANEOUS LEGISLATION


MUSIC LEGISLATION
DATE
HEADLINE
DESCRIPTION
3/06/00
TENNESSEE HOUSE BILL 2158 - 21ST CENTURY MEDIA MARKET RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 2000
Tennessee considers censorship of music, movies and video games.
8/22/99
LAFAYETTE LOUISIANA "FALSE ADVERTISING" CENSORSHIP ORDINANCE
It is now a criminal offense to satirize cultural conservatism.
4/14/99
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY INTRODUCES ANTI-MUSIC LEGISLATION
Yet another attack on music at the state level.
1/21/99
GEORGIA HOUSE BILL 104
Here we go again. Georgia lawmaker Vernon Jones reintroduces the same bill that was defeated previously. Will the assault on freedom never end?
4/19/98
CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY BILL 2357
Another attempt at content restrictions through economic divestiture looms on the horizon.
2/21/98
VIRGINIA HOUSE JUDICIARY BILL 248
Yet another attempt at divestiture from companies producing "offensive" material.
2/8/98
WASHINGTON HOUSE BILL 1407
Like the slashers in your favorite horror films, the State Of Washington "Erotic Entertainment" bill is BAAAA-AAACK!
2/8/98
BILL TO BAN STICKERED ALBUMS TO MINORS IN GEORGIA
See if you can figure out why a state government with the blue ribbon campaign for free speech on their home page wants to outlaw music. The hypocrisy and irony are staggering.
1/15/98
GEORGIA HOUSE BILL 1170
Georgia's Rep. Vernon Jones Uses "Tipper" Stickers Against Minors - An update on the Georgia Music Legislation.
4/23/98
TEXAS BAN ON STATE AGENCY INVESTMENTS STRUCK DOWN
Our side wins a reprieve, but not on free speech grounds, so the battle is far from over.
7/14/97
TEXAS HOUSE BILL 1 PASSES
On June 20, Texas Governor George Bush Jr., signed into law HB#1, another version of the above Senate Bill 1923 making it unlawful for the state to invest in companies promoting music that the government doesn't want you listening to.
6/15/97
TEXAS SENATE BILL 1923
Texas State Senate seeks to prohibit state from investing in companies promoting controversial music.
7/14/97
MARYLAND CONSIDERING BILL SIMILAR TO PASSED TEXAS BILL
Maryland may be the next state to censor musicians via divesting record label stocks.
6/3/98
UPDATE ON MICHIGAN SENATE BILL 1100
Defeated! A victory for music, but bill will undoubtedly be reintroduced soon.
5/10/98
MICHIGAN SENATE BILL 1100
State of Michigan continues it's push to prevent people under 18 from going to concerts.
1/15/98
CONCERT RATING SYSTEMS
The Censors New Offensive for '98.
6/15/97
MICHIGAN CONCERT RESOLUTION
Michigan State Senate attempts to force venues to deny admission to minors for controversial shows.
6/15/97
LOUISIANA HOUSE BILL 1236
Louisiana State House attempts to criminalize the sale of music to minors.


INTERNET LEGISLATION
DATE
HEADLINE
DESCRIPTION
8/5/99
BROADCASTING SERVICES AMENDMENT (ONLINE SERVICES) BILL 1999
Australian Government Passes "Free" World's Most Restrictive Internet Law.
12/28/98
THE NEVER ENDING STORY OF THE SON OF CDA
More information on the CDA II.
12/8/98
JUDGE HALTS ENFORCEMENT OF CHILD ONLINE PROTECTION ACT (Son of CDA)
One more attempt by our government to eliminate the First Amendment on the internet temporarily blocked.
6/3/98
UNITED STATES SENATE BILL 1619
Government seeks to mandate Censorware for all schools and libraries.
7/14/97
SUPREME COURT THROWS OUT CDA
The First Amendment wins big, but the battle for electronic freedom continues.
7/14/97
LAW BANNING ONLINE PSEUDONYMS DEFEATED
Way to go ACLU!
6/15/97
ACLU CHALLENGES LAW BANNING ONLINE PSEUDONYMS
If this Georgia law is upheld, the only name you can use on the Internet will be your own.


MISCELLANEOUS LEGISLATION
DATE
HEADLINE
DESCRIPTION
8/4/99
RHODE ISLAND STATE SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS TAX EXEMPTION FOR BIBLES
Court rules in favor of eliminating privilege for certain printed material.
7/18/99
BILL TO BAN SALES OF HAIRDYE TO MINORS IN MASSACHUSETTS
Now even hair coloring is under attack by the enemies of free expression.
7/8/99
FLORIDA PATRIOTIC PROGRAMS BILL
Students WILL pledge allegiance to the flag, or else--what a lame way to instill pride in America!
6/21/99
WEST NEW YORK JUDGE ISSUES INJUNCTION ON ENFORCEMENT OF CURFEW LAW
A glimmer of hope in the tidal wave of fascist curfew laws.
4/27/99
HJ RESOLUTION 33 & SJ RESOLUTION 14
Reactionary conservatives push for flag desecration legislation yet again.
4/25/99
FLORIDA COURT ALLOWS REMOVAL OF RELIGIOUS SIGNAGE FROM CEMETERY
Oppressive governmental abuses of power don't stop when you die.
4/22/99
SUPREME COURT RULING STIFLES LEGAL IMMIGRANT'S SPEECH
The Supreme Court rules that freedom of speech does not apply to legal immigrants.
4/13/99
FLORIDA SAFETY OVER SOUNDBYTES BILL
Proposed legislation in Florida wrongly undermines freedom of the press in name of safety.
12/28/98
SOUTH CAROLINA CAMPAIGN SIGN ORDINANCES
Five South Carolina towns prohibit or restrict campaign signs.
12/28/98
FLAG DESECRATION BILL DEAD - FOR NOW
Freedom continues to ring, but for how long???
6/15/97
HOUSE VOTES ON FLAG BURNING AMENDMENT
House Votes to Amend Constitution Again; Sends Weakened Flag Amendment to the Senate.
6/15/97
FLORIDA SENATE BILL S-488
State Senator John Grant introduces bill that makes being naked illegal.




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