Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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DIGEST

Counterterrorism. Defines "terrorist associated person" as a person who: (1) is named on the FBI's terrorist watch list; or (2) is an illegal alien from a state that is occupied by certain terrorist organizations. Provides that a terrorist associated person who: (1) communicates by cellular telephone or another cellular device; or (2) publishes a communication on a social media web site; commits unlawful communication by a terrorist associated person, a Level 4 felony. Requires a law enforcement agency with probable cause to believe that a terrorist associated person is committing unlawful communication by a terrorist associated person to notify the Counterterrorism. Defines "terrorist associated person" as a person who: (1) is named on the FBI's terrorist watch list; or (2) is an illegal alien from a state that is occupied by certain terrorist organizations. Provides that a terrorist associated person who: (1) communicates by cellular telephone or another cellular device; or (2) publishes a communication on a social media web site; commits unlawful communication by a terrorist associated person, a Level 4 felony. Requires a law enforcement agency with probable cause to believe that a terrorist associated person is committing unlawful communication by a terrorist associated person to notify the telecommunications provider or social media web site through which the terrorist associated person is communicating. Provides that a telecommunications provider or social media web site owner that does not block a communication from a terrorist associated person within five days of being notified by law enforcement commits a Class A infraction. Provides a defense and grants immunity to a telecommunications provider and social media web site owner under certain circumstances. ... View more