Senate Bill 0012
DIGEST OF SB12 (Updated January 24, 2002 3:24 PM - DI 84)
Child pornography. Authorizes the seizure of equipment used in preparing or disseminating material in the commission of child exploitation or possession of child pornography. Provides that a person who makes available to another person a computer containing matter depicting sexual conduct by a child less than 18 years of age commits the crime of child exploitation. Raises child exploitation from a Class D felony to a Class C felony. Specifies that the laws concerning child exploitation, possession of child pornography, and obscenity and pornography apply to digitized images. Provides that sending material to a minor over the Internet does not constitute the crime of disseminating to minors matter that is harmful to minors unless the matter, under statutory standards, is obscene or is child pornography, or unless the material, under statutory standards, is harmful to minors and is deliberately sent to a child the sender knows to be less than 18 years of age.
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