Revenge Porn Bill Passes In Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – A new bill banning revenge porn has passed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

The bill, sponsored by Republican Rep. Tom Murt, would make it a crime to disseminate an “intimate image” of another person.

“This is a disgraceful practice that must be stopped,” Murt said in a release. “What we are talking about is cyber extortion and cyber humiliation, and it must end.”

House Bill 2107 would consider the crime a misdemeanor of the third degree with a fine of $1,000 or up to six months of prison time. Each violation would constitute a separate offense.

And those in support of the measure say prosecution would be allowed if either the victim or the perpetrator is located in Pennsylvania.

The bill will now move on to the Senate.


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Arizona House approves revenge porn bill


The Arizona House on Monday unanimously approved a bill aimed at stopping jilted lovers from posting explicit pictures of their former flames online to get revenge.

The revenge porn bill sponsored by Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, would make it a felony to post nude photos of a person without their written consent.

“As technology changes, people invent new ways of hurting folks,” Mesnard said. “If at the end of the day we send pictures to somebody in the context of a loving relationship, we should not have to wonder what that person is going to do.”

House Bill 2515 is one revenge porn bill of many being considered by lawmakers across the nation in response to the posting of “revenge porn” that has been made easier by the growth of social networking sites. Last year, California made it a misdemeanor to post such images.

Members of an Arizona House committee that passed the bill in February expressed concern that the proposal was too broad and could inadvertently target teens who “sext.”

“Sexting” involves sending racy images to peers that are sometimes resent to others. Current law makes the practice a petty offense.

Mesnard said an amendment to the bill addressed those concerns.

Nobody spoke in opposition to the bill Monday. It now heads to the Senate.

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