NewsCommunityVista SemanalLocal

Actions

Nebraska lawmakers pass bill prohibiting 'revenge porn'

CORP-Digital-Default-Image-1280x720-KMTV.png
Posted at 3:12 PM, May 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-25 16:31:59-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Lawmakers passed LB630 on Friday--a bill prohibiting the intentional sharing of intimate images.

Sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Adam Morefeld, LB630 would create the offense of sharing private images of intimate areas or individuals engaged in sexual acts.

A hearing on a similar bill introduced by Sen. Megan Hunt, LB164, was held in mid-March. LB164 went to committee along with Sen. Morfeld's bill and was combined into what was passed Friday.

The bill passed in a 47-0 vote.

If the provision is violated, the individual would be charged with a Class I misdemeanor for a first offense, punishable by up to a year in prison, a $1,000 fine or both.

A second and all subsequent offenses are a Class IV felony, which would be punishable by up to two years in prison with 12 months of post-release supervision, a $10,000 fine or both.

LB630 would make threatening to distribute intimate images with intent to intimidate or harass a person a Class I misdemeanor.

According to the Unicameral Update, the bill "provides an affirmative defense for juveniles who possess a visual depiction that was knowingly and voluntarily provided by another juvenile who is within four years of age of the defendant."

Read more about the bill here.