IA Senate votes down proposal on libraries and R-rated movies

The Iowa State Senate voted down a proposal to require libraries which get state funds to restrict loaning R-rated movies to kids under 18-years old. Brad Zahn, a Republican from Urbandale, offered the amendment to an education appropriations bill.
Wood says the amendment tries to put librarians in the position of deciding who can view the videos. “Librarians will tell you that this is an infringement of the First Amendment rights, and once you start restrictions, where do you stop.,” Wood says.