Republicans of the Georgia House signaled that they will be pushing forward a proposal that would allow the parents to protest against books and other school materials, which they might consider harmful for the minors.

The school officials would be required to instigate and decide the matter within seven days whether to remove that particular material or not.

According to the details, a subcommittee of the house judiciary non-civil committee conducted a hearing on the 226 bills of the senate, which had been stalled at the house in the final days of last year.

Republican Senator Jason Anavitarte from Dallas introduced the measure saying that it was initiated by complaints from various parents.

Republican Senator Jason Anavitarte from Dallas
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“I think what we were trying to do is basically create a process that the public would understand in terms of where to go if there was a concern with material,” Anavitarte said.

Many conservative activists have put immense emphasis on materials that are being focused online and are considered to be inappropriate for minors, said Rep. Martin Momtahan from Dallas. He called the material “disgusting, raunchy filth.”

Mike Griffin, from the board of Georgia Baptist mission, stated that “the law is a step in the right direction.” “We do have a responsibility to protect our children, the most vulnerable that we have out there,” Griffin said.

Many were against the bill as well.

“We are opposed to this bill, because of the threat that it poses to the access and use of curricula that affirm the identities of all students, particularly students that identify as part of the LGBTQ community,” Wilson told the committee.

“This bill leaves the determination of what obscenity is to the community,” said Judiciary Non-Civil Committee Chairman James Burchett, a Waycross Republican. “What is obscene in Ware County, Georgia is going to be different than what is obscene in Fulton County, Georgia.”

This new bill is considered to be written off as a criminal law by the next year and it would be considered a crime for a school librarian to provide the prohibited materials to anybody or give access to the databases.