Book Banning Measure Passes Washington House


The Washington state House of Representatives has passed Vancouver Democrat Monica Stonier’s bill to prohibit school boards from banning books from classrooms and libraries through discriminatory practices and modify the review process for books coming into or being removed from a school’s library system.

The measure instructs school boards and superintendents to review current policies or adopt new guidelines to make sure materials are reviewed in accordance with Washington State anti-discrimination laws.

The bill passed with a vote of 58 to 39 and now moves to the Senate for consideration.