Published Online: March 11, 2014
Published in Print: March 12, 2014, as Kansas Slows Down Bill On 'Offensive' Materials

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Kansas Slows Down Bill On 'Offensive' Materials

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A measure that would make it easier in Kansas to prosecute teachers, librarians, or school principals for exposing students to offensive materials has been stalled.

The state Senate's judiciary committee approved the bill late last month, but when controversy erupted, the Senate president sent it back to committee.

It would forbid anyone with "custody, control, or supervision of any commercial or public establishment" from "knowingly, recklessly" displaying materials or performances that are "harmful to minors."

The bill was sparked by the concern of a Kansas City-area parent whose daughter snapped a picture of a sex education poster in her middle school that listed ways couples can express affection.

Vol. 33, Issue 24, Page 4

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