Now, the Washington State House needs to confirm the bill. April 2014 Update: The California Gov. The Rhode Island Senate approved a revenge porn bill, now it will go to the state House of Representatives. State Harassment Law: Kansas State legislators reached out to the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative to help draft revenge porn legislation. Sam Brownback signed a revenge porn bill into law, spring 2016. Colorado Colorado legislators are currently debating a revenge porn bill that would only cover minors. State Cyberharassment Statute: Alaska Alaska's cyberstalking and online abuse laws cover acts of revenge porn.
Bobby Jindal signed a revenge porn bill into law. Various State Harassment Laws: Nebraska At this time, Nebraska does not have a specific revenge porn law, nor a pending bill in the state legislator. Minnesota's Governor signed a revenge porn measure into law in spring 2016. A revenge porn bill failed in the Kansas House by a one-vote margin. Now, the Senate must approve the bill. State Cyberharassment Law: Wisconsin A revenge porn bill passed mid-March 2014. State Harassment Law: State Cyberbully Law: Idaho Representatives recently introduced a bill in the State House that would amend the current anti-voyeurism law.
State Harassment Law: Mississippi At this time, Mississippi does not have a specific revenge porn law, nor a pending bill in the state legislator. Now, the Oregon House must ratify. After some concern over the wording of the state's revenge porn bill, Arizona legislators approved new wording. At the beginning of 2015, Rep. Revenge porn is officially a felony in Arizona.
The offense is a felony for adult offenders and recidivist juvenile offenders. Since Alaska already has a law that covers revenge porn, it is best to use that statute when suing for revenge porn. The proposal covers minors and adults. The lone dissenter felt it should be a civil, not criminal, matter. Now, it will have to go through one more round of voting to clear the lower chamber. State Cyberstalking Law: North Dakota 2015: State legislators are considering a revenge porn bill. The proposed statute would cover revenge porn in certain circumstances.
July 2015: Arizona's revenge porn law is dead. May we suggest they look at other states' bills that have made it through both state houses -- like Arizona. Evidence of another case in Texas where prosecutors are using online impersonation laws to convict a revenge porn perpetrator. The Texas House voted for a bill that would outlaw revenge porn. Recently, the state's first revenge porn case was thrown out.
New Hampshire acquired a revenge porn law in spring 2016. Since Florida has a revenge porn law, it's the best option in revenge porn cases. State Unlawful Computer Law: Wyoming At this time, Wyoming does not have a specific revenge porn law, nor a pending bill in the state legislator. Online Impersonation Law: Utah The Utah Governor signed a revenge porn law, into law, in early April 2014. Georgia The Georgia State Senate agreed to criminalize revenge porn in mid-March 2014. Now, it has to be passed by the House. Now, it moves on to the Senate.
California Revenge Porn Law: A more comprehensive revenge porn bill was introduced to the legislator in Feb. House Bill 515 addressing revenge porn introduced in the State House. A revenge porn bill cleared conference committee and will be heading to the House and Senate for a vote on April 29, 2014. A revenge porn bill is currently under review in the legislator. The Texas Senate unanimously approved a revenge porn bill. Now it has to go back down to the House for final approval.
Additionally, legislators are busy crafting a bill. In the far right column, we also included any state harassment or stalking laws that may apply in certain situations. Senate has tentatively approved a bill making revenge porn a crime, but it plans to change the language soon. Since California has a revenge porn law, it's the best option in revenge porn cases. Coming Soon Oregon The Oregon Senate unanimously voted yes on a revenge porn bill. Illinois' revenge porn law is in effect as of January 1, 2015. State Harassment Law: Iowa At this time, Iowa does not have a specific revenge porn law, nor a pending bill in the state legislator.
State Cyberstalking Law: West Virginia At this time, West Virginia does not have a specific revenge porn law, nor a pending bill in the state legislator. State Crimes Against The Person: New Hampshire At this time, New Hampshire does not have a specific revenge porn law, nor a pending bill in the state legislator. Legislators ratified a revenge porn law. It is currently being reviewed by the Arizona State Senate. Next, it will go to the House for ratification. A Utah man will be spending 2 months in jail for violating the state's new revenge porn law.