senate Bill S5949

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the crime of unlawful electronic transmission of sexually explicit visual material

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
May 16, 2019 referred to codes

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S5949 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7801
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §250.70, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S1641, A6517

S5949 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the crime of unlawful electronic transmission of sexually explicit visual material; makes such crime a class A misdemeanor.

S5949 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5949 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5949

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the creation of the crimi-
  nal offense of unlawful electronic transmission of  sexually  explicit
  visual material

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 250.70  to
read as follows:
§ 250.70 UNLAWFUL  ELECTRONIC  TRANSMISSION  OF SEXUALLY EXPLICIT VISUAL
           MATERIAL.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF UNLAWFUL  ELECTRONIC  TRANSMISSION  OF  SEXUALLY
EXPLICIT  VISUAL  MATERIAL IF A PERSON KNOWINGLY TRANSMITS BY ELECTRONIC
MEANS VISUAL MATERIAL THAT DEPICTS ANY PERSON ENGAGING IN SEXUAL CONDUCT
OR WITH A PERSON'S INTIMATE PARTS EXPOSED OR DEPICTS THE  COVERED  GENI-
TALS  OF  A  MALE PERSON THAT ARE IN A DISCERNIBLY TURGID STATE AND SUCH
VISUAL MATERIAL IS NOT SENT AT  THE  REQUEST  OF  OR  WITH  THE  EXPRESS
CONSENT  OF  THE RECIPIENT. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE TERM "INTI-
MATE PARTS" MEANS THE NAKED GENITALS, PUBIC AREA, ANUS, OR FEMALE  POST-
PUBESCENT  NIPPLE OF THE PERSON AND THE TERM "SEXUAL CONDUCT" SHALL HAVE
THE SAME MEANING AS DEFINED IN SECTION 130.00 OF THIS CHAPTER.
  UNLAWFUL ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF SEXUALLY EXPLICIT VISUAL  MATERIAL
IS A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11821-01-9

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