Local reactions to obscenity bill mostly negative


Last updated 1/26/2023 at 11:27am

Rachel Rawn

The Montana House of Representatives is discussing a bill that would have criminalized the display of obscene material in museums as well as public schools and libraries when minors are present, a bill that has raised concerns from the Havre-Hill County library director and local legislators.

HB 234 was recently updated to target only schools, but the initial version of the bill also included museums and libraries, prompting reactions from local officials.

Montana law prohibits the public display or dissemination of obscene materials to minors but teachers and librarians are exempt from t...

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