The Louisiana House of Representatives has voted to place a 15¢ monthly charge on statewide Internet service in order to fund online crime prevention. Reports the Washington Post:
The charge on Internet access would begin in 2010, charged to users on their monthly bill. Public libraries and public schools would be exempt. The dollars would flow into an “Internet Crimes Investigation Fund” for Caldwell’s office to investigate online sex crimes, online child pornography and Internet fraud schemes.
The tax now moves to the Senate. Governor Bobby Jindal is apparently against it.