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HONOLULU — Hawaii is the latest state to introduce a version of the Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Prevention Act, which seeks to restrict access to online adult content and charge a fee. Hawaii has several bills to filter porn up for consideration. State Sen. Mike Gabbard’s Senate Bill 254 and House Bill 567 by state Rep. Sam Kong are companion measures. The bills require those who sell or manufacture products that connect to the internet to include a mechanism to block all adult sites unless consumers over the age of 18 pay a one-time un-filtering fee of $20 to access them. The block could be removed if consumers show they’re at least 18, acknowledge they have been informed about the dangers of removing the filter and the fee to the state.