DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Internet predators. Requires the criminal justice institute to develop and produce materials to assist parents and children in using the Internet safely. Requires a person required to register as a sex offender to register the person's electronic mail address and to re-register when the person obtains a new or an additional electronic mail address. Provides that, as a condition of probation or parole, a sex offender: (1) must consent to the search of the sex offender's computer at any time; (2) must permit disclosure by the sex offender's Internet service provider of the sex offender's Internet usage; (3) may be prohibited by a probation or parole officer from using or accessing certain web sites, chat rooms, or instant messaging programs; and (4) may not delete, erase, or tamper with information on the sex offender's computer that relates to Internet usage. Specifies the proper venue for the criminal action when a crime is committed by means of a cellular telephone or cellular telephone service. Makes possession of child pornography a Class C felony if the person possesses more than ten videotapes or 50 photographs. Provides enhanced penalties for child solicitation if it is done by using the text messaging function of a cellular telephone service. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor for a person at least 21 years of age to propose a face to face meeting with a child less than 14 years of age by computer network or cellular telephone text message if the communication between the parties involves a reference to sexual activity, and enhances the crime to a Class D felony for a second or subsequent offense.