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Online impersonation bill heads to Senate

2 years ago Tuesday, May 01, 2012 2:54:42 PM CDT May 01, 2012 Tuesday, May 01 2012 May 1, 2012 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- A senate committee approved a bill making it illegal to create a face website, e-mail or Facebook account with the intention of hurting someone. 

State Representative Helena Moreno, D- New Orleans, says eight other states have passed similar legislation within the last two years. 

Some say the bill does not cover enough.  Mark Fruge says he became involved with a minor who posted bogus information about her age and background on an adult dating website. 

Fruge says he is now a registered sex offender and would like to see laws address this type of scenario.

The committee did not alter Moreno's bill.  Senator Jonathan Perry, R- Kaplan, says he will support an independent bill dealing with Fruge's concerns.

Moreno's online impersonation bill now goes to the senate floor.

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