DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Obscenity and matter harmful to minors. Makes numerous changes to penalty provisions for crimes involving: (1) sending or bringing into Indiana or sending or taking out of Indiana obscene matter for sale or distribution; (2) distributing, offering to distribute, sending, bringing, or exhibiting to another person obscene matter; and (3) engaging in, participating in, managing, producing, sponsoring, presenting, exhibiting, photographing, filming, or videotaping any obscene performance. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor for a person to knowingly or intentionally sell or distribute or display for sale or distribution to any person matter that is harmful to minors within 500 feet of the nearest property line of a school, library, licensed day care center, church, or facility used to provide activities for persons less than sixteen years of age after school hours. Lowers the penalty for certain acts of disseminating matter harmful to minors or engaging in certain conduct harmful to minors from a Class D felony to a Class A misdemeanor, except for persons with certain prior convictions. Makes the offense a Class D felony if the person has a prior unrelated conviction.