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Arizona Lawmaker Wants a Tax on Porn To Fund Trump's Border Wall - davephx - 01-23-2019 01:03 AM

House Bill 2444 would require electronics manufacturers to pre-install porn-blocking software on all electronic devices bought or sold in the state. To deactivate the blocking software, a person would have to prove they are at least 18 years old and pay a one-time fee of $20 to the Arizona Commerce Authority. Money collected by the state, according to the proposal, would form a number of grants, which would, among other things, help fund the president's proposed border wall.

Introduced by a Republican Representative Griffin

Key provisions:
AN ACT
AMENDING TITLE 44, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING CHAPTER 37; RELATING TO OBSCENE CONTENT.
3. "OBSCENE MATERIAL" MEANS CONTENT THAT:

(a) THE AVERAGE INDIVIDUAL APPLYING CONTEMPORARY COMMUNITY STANDARDS, WHEN CONSIDERED OR TAKEN AS A WHOLE, WOULD FIND APPEALS TO THE PRURIENT INTEREST.

(b) DEPICTS OR DESCRIBES SEXUAL ACTIVITY IN A PATENTLY OFFENSIVE WAY BY AUDIO OR VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS.

© WHEN CONSIDERED OR TAKEN AS A WHOLE, LACKS SERIOUS LITERARY, ARTISTIC, POLITICAL OR SCIENTIFIC VALUE.

7. "SPECIFIED ANATOMICAL AREA" MEANS EITHER OF THE FOLLOWING:

(a) LESS THAN COMPLETELY AND OPAQUELY COVERED HUMAN GENITALS, PUBIC REGION, BUTTOCK OR FEMALE BREAST BELOW A POINT IMMEDIATELY ABOVE THE TOP OF THE AREOLA.

(b) HUMAN MALE GENITALS IN A DISCERNIBLY TURGID STATE, WHETHER COVERED OR UNCOVERED.

44-7902. Prohibited business practices; blocking websites that display obscene material and prohibited content; reporting; violation; classification

A. A DISTRIBUTOR MAY NOT MANUFACTURE, SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, LEASE OR DISTRIBUTE A PRODUCT IN THIS STATE THAT MAKES CONTENT ACCESSIBLE ON THE INTERNET UNLESS THE PRODUCT:

1. CONTAINS ACTIVE AND PROPERLY OPERATING BLOCKING SOFTWARE THAT RENDERS A WEBSITE THAT DISPLAYS OBSCENE MATERIAL INACCESSIBLE BY DEFAULT.