Arizona House panel OKs revisions to ‘revenge porn’ law

Arizona House panel OKs revisions to ‘revenge porn’ law

BOB CHRISTIE
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) – An Arizona House committee has advanced a bill revising a 2014 law barring so-called “revenge porn.”

Republican Rep. J.D. Mesnard says the revisions in House Bill 2561 should address constitutional concerns raised by publishers and photographers in a lawsuit.

Mesnard got unanimous support from the Legislature last year for his bill making it a crime for jilted lovers to post nude photos of their former partners online.

The American Civil Liberties Union sued, arguing the 2014 law was so broad it made anyone who distributes or displays a nude image without explicit permission guilty of a felony. The two sides agreed to block it to allow revisions.

The House Judiciary Committee approved Mesnard’s new bill on a 6-0 vote Wednesday.

The ACLU also opposes the new version.

 

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