Category: Legislation

California Assembly Bill 538

California A.B. 538 would require anyone that enters into a contract for “the sale of the story of a crime for which the offender was convicted” with a person convicted of specified crimes to report it to the Office of Survivor Rights and Services.

California Senate Bill 676

California S.B. 676 would criminalize the publication of a name or other personal information “associated” with a nude photo distributed without consent.

Colorado Senate Bill 125

Colorado S.B. 125 would create a “harmful for minors” law that would bar both dissemination and access for minors to material that is illegal for minors under Ginsberg v. New York. The bill would restrict the First Amendment rights of adults to access constitutionally protected material.

Connecticut House Bill 6921

Connecticut H.B. 6921 would make it a crime to disseminate a nude or sexually explicit photo without the consent of the person depicted and if the person knew that the person depicted understood the picture would remain private.

Connecticut Raised Bill 363

Connecticut R.B. 363 would bar the electronic dissemination of “harmful to minors” material to a minor.

Connecticut Senate Bill 328

Connecticut S.B. 328 would require owners of public establishments or arcades to bar minors from using certain video games with violent imagery. The bill would also create a task force to study the effects of video games with violent content on youth behavior.

Delaware House Bill 346

Delaware H.B. 346 would criminalize viewing or possessing visual depictions of animal cruelty, if the act of cruelty is illegal under Delaware or federal law and if it lacks serious scientific, journalistic or political value.

Delaware Senate Bill 68

Delaware S.B. 68 would bar the advertising to a minor of certain First Amendment-protected material. Websites directed to minors would be barred from advertising the material altogether.

Florida House Bill 75

Florida H.B. 75 would bar the distribution or transmission by a minor of any image that contains nudity and is “harmful to minors” by electronic means, including the internet.

Florida Senate Bill 1618

Florida S.B. 1618 would revise the definition of the term “child pornography” to include visual depiction that has been “created, adapted, or modified to appear” that a minor engaged in sexual conduct.