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Report: Porn ban for Louisiana government computers would exclude universities

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The full Senate could vote Tuesday to ban state employees from looking at porn on their computers. 

Senate Bill 391, sponsored by Sen. Beth Mizell, R-Franklinton, proposes putting filters on all state-government computers-- in order to prevent access to sexually explicit material. 

Employees who need to access such material for research, educational purposes or their job would be provided an exemption, according to our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.

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The legislation would also not affect people using their personal devices in state government buildings, according to the report. 

The report said colleges and universities have been provided a blanket exemption from the proposed restriction, primarily because of the cost.

According to the report, one institution, which was not identified, complained that the bill would cost more than $100,000 to implement on its campus.

Higher education officials also complained that the legislation might run against the schools' commitment to open access to information, including that which is offensive, the article states. 

Most of state government already has such a filter in place, meaning there wouldn't be much cost associated with implementing the law.

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