[r32] House Passes Child Protection Registry (2/10/2011)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Start Date: 2/10/2011 All Day
End Date: 2/10/2011
STATEHOUSE - The Indiana House passed House Bill 1418 today that would create a child protection registry in Indiana. The registry would resemble a "do not call" list for minors, but not only include phone numbers, but also home mail addresses and e-mail addresses. Representative Eric Turner (R-Cicero) is a co-author of the bill.

"As information becomes more readily available, and mediums of communication multiply, it is important that we protect our children from unwanted material and information," said Rep. Turner.

Any communications to contacts listed on the child protection registry containing material harmful to minors or advertising for products or services that are illegal for minors would be prohibited.

"While we have some barriers in place to protect our children from inappropriate material, this bill address the problem growing communication services such as e-mail and texting present," said Rep. Turner.

Any business that wishes to send adult communications would be required to scrub their contact lists of any contacts listed in the child registry. They would pay a fee of $3 per 100 contacts on the registry. The registry would be maintained by the office of Attorney General Greg Zoeller.