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90_HR0091 LRB9005462KBkbE 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The issue of obscenity is a problem of public 3 concern within the State of Illinois; and 4 WHEREAS, The Internet, computer networks, and the 5 dissemination of pornographic material is a growing problem 6 in the State of Illinois; and 7 WHEREAS, Many Illinois citizens are concerned about the 8 regulation of obscenity, especially now that obscenity 9 affects computer interlibrary transfers; and 10 WHEREAS, The State of Illinois has 102 counties; each 11 county has a different and diverse composite of religious, 12 ethnic, and economic interests among its citizens; and 13 WHEREAS, It is the responsibility of the Illinois General 14 Assembly to take into consideration this diversity; 15 therefore, be it 16 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 17 NINETIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that 18 there is created the Obscenity Regulation Commission 19 consisting of 6 members: 3 to be appointed by the Speaker of 20 the House of Representatives, and 3 to be appointed by the 21 Minority Leader of the House of Representatives to study and 22 report on the pervasiveness and availability of obscenity to 23 minors and the ability of local communities to deal with 24 siting issues in the counties of the State of Illinois; 25 members of the Commission shall serve without compensation 26 but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable and necessary 27 expenses from funds appropriated for that purpose; and be it 28 further 29 RESOLVED, That the Commission shall meet initially at the 30 call of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, shall 31 select one member as chairperson at its initial meeting, -2- LRB9005462KBkbE 1 shall thereafter meet at the call of the chairperson, shall 2 hold public hearings, shall receive the assistance of 3 legislative staff, and shall report its findings and 4 recommendations on how to correct the problems dealing with 5 the issue of obscenity to the House of Representatives by 6 January 1, 1998; and that upon reporting to the House of 7 Representatives, the Task Force shall be dissolved; and be it 8 further 9 RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be 10 presented to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and 11 the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
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