Arizona bill would charge people to watch porn; use funds for border wall

(file photo courtesy Pixabay)
Published:
Updated:

PHOENIX, Ariz. (WTHR) — An Arizona lawmaker has proposed a bill that would require all electronic manufacturers to creating "blocking software" on their devices that makes website with obscene material inaccessible. This "obscene material" could be revenge porn, prostitution, or any content the average person would deem "sexual" without other literary, artistic, political or scientific value.

Arizona House Bill 2444 proposes that in order to access the blocked websites, users would have to pay a fee and provide identification proving legal age. The user would pay a one-time $20 fee to the Arizona Commerce Authority to access the websites.

That money would become grants for government agencies that fund a variety of causes and programs:

  • Building a border wall between Arizona and Mexico
  • Funding border security
  • Providing physical and mental health services
  • Providing housing placements
  • Assisting in job placement and education and employment training
  • Preventing and protecting victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, prostitution, divorce, child abuse and sexual assault
  • Assisting school districts
  • Compensating crime victims
  • Funding shelters
  • Paying for family counseling and rehab
  • Assisting law enforcement

In order for the bill to pass, at least two-thirds of Arizona's legislature would have to approve it. Once it's potentially approved, it would be effective immediately after the governor signs off.

Filed under: