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Senate Bill 0496


Senate Bill 0496

ARCHIVE (2000)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Sex offenses and minors. Raises the penalty for possession of child pornography from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class D felony. Provides that child pornography applies to certain material that depicts or describes the sexual conduct of a child who is less than 18 years of age. (Under current law child pornography applies to certain material that depicts or describes the sexual conduct of a child who is less than 16 years of age.) Makes it a Class D felony for a person to knowingly or intentionally: (1) permit oneself to be depicted as a minor participating in certain sexual conduct or an exploitative exhibition; or (2) disseminate, receive, or display in various ways a visual depiction that depicts a participant as a minor engaging in sexual conduct or an exploitative exhibition. Provides that it is not a defense that the person depicted or the participant in the sexual conduct or exploitative exhibition is an adult. Expands the definition of sexual matter.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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