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Bill to outlaw revenge porn gets final legislative passage

1 year 11 months 2 weeks ago June 02, 2015 Jun 2, 2015 Tuesday, June 02 2015 June 02, 2015 3:57 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Legislature has agreed to make revenge pornography a crime.

With a 97-0 House vote Tuesday, the bill sponsored by Rep. Julie Stokes, a Kenner Republican, moves to the desk of Gov. Bobby Jindal, who supports it.

Under the measure, anyone who shares a nude or partially-nude picture, such as a cellphone photo or video, without permission can face two years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Existing law makes it a crime to send a nude image of someone under the age of 17. But proponents say a law is needed to protect people over that age.

The bill contains exceptions for law enforcement investigations, someone reporting illegal conduct to police or people who expose themselves in public.

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