assembly Bill A7156

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the crime of unsolicited disclosure of an intimate image

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Current Bill Status - Stricken


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May 07, 2021 enacting clause stricken
Apr 23, 2021 referred to codes

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A7156 (ACTIVE) - Details

See other versions of this Bill:
A318
, S6420
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§245.12 & 60.38, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10185

A7156 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the crime of unsolicited disclosure of an intimate image as a class B misdemeanor; requires sexual harassment prevention training for individuals convicted of such crime.

A7156 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7156
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. PAULIN, DINOWITZ, SEAWRIGHT, BRONSON, BUTTENS-
   CHON, DICKENS, ENGLEBRIGHT, FERNANDEZ, GALEF, GRIFFIN, GUNTHER, SIMON,
   LAWLER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  HEVESI  --  read  once  and
   referred to the Committee on Codes
 
 AN  ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crime of
   unsolicited disclosure of an intimate image
 
   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 245.12 to
 read as follows:
 § 245.12 UNSOLICITED DISCLOSURE OF AN INTIMATE IMAGE.
   1. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF UNSOLICITED DISCLOSURE OF AN  INTIMATE  IMAGE
 WHEN,  WITH  INTENT  TO  HARASS, ANNOY OR ALARM ANOTHER PERSON AND WHICH
 SERVES NO LEGITIMATE PURPOSE, HE OR SHE SENDS BY  ELECTRONIC  DEVICE  AN
 UNSOLICITED INTIMATE IMAGE TO SUCH OTHER PERSON.
   2.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF THIS SECTION: A. "INTIMATE BODY PARTS" MEANS THE
 GENITALS, PUBIC AREA OR ANUS OF ANY PERSON;
   B. "INTIMATE IMAGE" MEANS A PHOTOGRAPH, FILM, VIDEOTAPE, RECORDING  OR
 ANY  OTHER  REPRODUCTION  OF  AN  IMAGE  OF  AN INDIVIDUAL WITH FULLY OR
 PARTIALLY EXPOSED INTIMATE BODY PARTS OR ENGAGED IN SEXUAL ACTIVITY;
   C. "SEND BY ELECTRONIC DEVICE" MEANS TO SEND USING  A  CELLULAR  TELE-
 PHONE  OR  ANY  OTHER ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE, INCLUDING DEVICES
 CAPABLE OF SENDING TEXT MESSAGES OR E-MAILS;
   D. "SEXUAL ACTIVITY" MEANS "SEXUAL INTERCOURSE" AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVI-
 SION ONE OF SECTION 130.00 OF THIS CHAPTER,  "ORAL  SEXUAL  CONDUCT"  OR
 "ANAL SEXUAL CONDUCT" AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 130.00 OF
 THIS  CHAPTER,  TOUCHING  OF THE INTIMATE BODY PARTS OF A PERSON FOR THE
 PURPOSE OF GRATIFYING SEXUAL DESIRE, SEXUAL PENETRATION WITH ANY OBJECT,
 OR THE TRANSMISSION OR APPEARANCE OF SEMEN UPON ANY PART OF THE DEPICTED
 INDIVIDUAL'S BODY.
   UNSOLICITED DISCLOSURE OF AN INTIMATE IMAGE IS A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.