Category: Legislation

Indiana Senate Bill 313

Indiana S.B. 313 would amend the existing state statute that criminalizes the possession or dissemination of any material that contains depictions of minors engaged in “sexual conduct.” The existing law is unconstitutionally overbroad.

Iowa House Study Bill 525

Iowa H.S.B. 525 would apply the state’s “harmful to minors” law to the Internet.

Iowa Senate File 410

Iowa S.F. 410 would require public libraries to bar minors from renting material that has been rated R, NC-17 or a comparable rating by the MPAA and the ESRB.

Kansas House Bill 2165

Kansas H.B. 2165 would change the scienter requirement from “knowingly” to “recklessly” with regards to displaying and distributing materials that are considered harmful to minors.”

Kansas House Bill 2496

Kansas H.B. 2496 would change the scienter requirement from “knowingly” to “recklessly” with regards to displaying and distributing materials that are considered “harmful to minors.” It is a companion bill to S.B. 401.

Kansas Senate Bill 401

Kansas S.B. 401 would change the scienter requirement from “knowingly” to “recklessly” with regards to displaying and distributing materials that are considered “harmful to minors.” It is a companion bill to H.B. 2496.

Louisiana House Bill 153

Louisiana H.B. 153 would require any website in the state who publishes “harmful to minors” material to make every visitor “electronically acknowledge and attest” to being 18 years old before accessing the material.

Louisiana House Bill 258

Louisiana H.B. 258 would require any website that publishes material “harmful to minors” on the Internet to require an “age verification system” to access the material.

Louisiana House Bill 1259

Louisiana H.B. 1259 would make it a crime to communicate with another person with the intent to coerce, abuse, intimidate, harass, frighten, embarrass or cause emotional distress.

Maine Legislative Document 679

Maine L.D. 679 would make it a crime to distribute a nude or sexually explicit image of an identifiable person if the person knows or should have known that the person depicted did not consent to its distribution.