A North Dakota legislator is fighting to keep sex offenders off the internet. State Sen. Aaron Krauter, D-Regent, has introduced a bill that would bar internet service providers in North Dakota from having registered sex offenders as customers.

“We should make it as difficult as possible for sex offenders to get online,” Krauter said.

The bill would require the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation to distribute its list of registered sex offenders to every internet service provider in the state. Providers would ostensibly use the list to refuse to sell service to anyone on it.

The affected internet providers would include North Dakota’s colleges and private businesses, as well as companies that sell access to the computer network.