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New Louisiana law taking effect Saturday targets 'revenge porn'

2 years 4 months 1 week ago Friday, July 31 2015 Jul 31, 2015 July 31, 2015 9:13 AM July 31, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE- Sending "revenge porn" can land you in jail, new housing protections are being extended to domestic violence victims and enforcement of sea turtle protection laws is tightening.
    
Those are among hundreds of new Louisiana laws that take effect Saturday.
    
Anyone who shares a nude or partially-nude cell phone picture or video without permission will now face up to two years in jail and a fine reaching $10,000.
    
Victims of domestic violence will have more freedom to break a lease to escape an abuser.
    
More information will be distributed to the public about Louisiana's safe haven law that allows a parent to relinquish a baby until they're two months old.
    
And state wildlife officials will be able to enforce federal requirements for shrimp nets to include escape hatches for sea turtles.

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