Senate Bill 397 was approved by the Senate Education Committee on Feb. 21. The bill, authored by Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-Mc-Curtain, would require school and public libraries to label books and other materials as elementary, junior high, under 16, or juniors and seniors. After receiving these designations, the materials would be placed in their respective sections, so students are only able to access books that are appropriate for their age.
February 23, 2023
Hamilton’s bill to organize books into age-appropriate categories clears committee