Sen. Gail Griffin, R-Hereford, watches the vote on her sponsored bill SB1400, a water supply bill, as it passed on the Senate floor at the Arizona Capitol Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Lawmaker Proposed Porn Tax To Raise Funds For Border Wall

One Arizona lawmaker proposed a unique idea in order to raise funds that can go towards President Trump’s border wall.

Proposed by Rep. Gail Griffin, Arizona House Bill 2444 would require electronics manufacturers to install porn-blocking software on Arizona residents’ phones, computers and/or tablets.

Porn could then only be accessed by paying a one-time fee of at least $20. Anyone who deactivates the blocker, or commits any other sort of violation, would face a misdemeanor charge.

The taxed money would go into a newly-created account called the “John McCain Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Fund.”

Goals of the fund include building a border wall between Mexico and Arizona or fund border security.

The funding would also help human trafficking and domestic violence victims with housing, job placement and health services.

However, on Tuesday, the Arizona lawmaker announced that proposed Arizona House Bill 2444 was killed.

“The language was submitted by a constituent, it’s not going anywhere so there’s no story there,” Griffin said.

If the bill had moved forward, the legislation would have hit legal hurdles. Dan Barr, a First Amendment attorney, said the legislation was an attack on free speech because pornography is protected.