senate Bill S4843

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the crime of unsolicited disclosure of an intimate image

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Current Bill Status - Stricken


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 27, 2021 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Feb 16, 2021 referred to codes

S4843 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A318
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§245.12 & 60.38, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7076, A10185

S4843 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4843 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4843 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4843
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- 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 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.
   § 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 60.38 to read as
 follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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