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 Bill Status of SB1507  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  CIV PRO-DISSEMINATE PRIV IMAGE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Melinda Bush - Michael E. Hastings

House Sponsors
(Rep. Mary Edly-Allen - Carol Ammons, Barbara Hernandez, Fred Crespo, Diane Pappas, Deb Conroy, Ann M. Williams, Kathleen Willis, Karina Villa, Mark L. Walker, Anne Stava-Murray and Debbie Meyers-Martin)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/23/2019SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0556

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Civil Remedies for Nonconsensual Dissemination of Private Sexual Images Act. Defines terms. Provides that a depicted individual who is identifiable and who suffers harm from a person's intentional dissemination or threatened dissemination of a private sexual image without the depicted individual's consent has a cause of action under specified circumstances. Provides that a person is not liable under the Act if the person proves that the dissemination of, or a threat to disseminate, a private sexual image was made in good faith in certain cases. Provides that a defendant who is a parent, legal guardian, or individual with legal custody of a child is not liable under the Act for a dissemination or threatened dissemination of intimate private sexual image of the child. Provides that the dissemination of, or a threat to disseminate, a private sexual image is not a matter of public concern or public interest solely because the depicted individual is a public figure. Provides that, in an action under the Act, a plaintiff may use a pseudonym or the court may exclude or redact the plaintiff's name and other identifying characteristics from all pleadings and documents filed. Provides remedies. Provides that an action for a nonconsensual dissemination may not be brought later than 4 years from the date the dissemination was discovered or should have been discovered with the exercise of reasonable diligence. Provides that for an action for a threat to disseminate may not be brought later than 4 years from the date of the threat to disseminate. Provides that an action brought depicting an individual who was a minor on the date of the dissemination or threat to disseminate, the 4-year limitation is tolled until the depicted individual attains the age of majority. Provides that if any provision of the Act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of this Act that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that nothing in the Act shall be construed to impose liability on an interactive computer service for content provided by another person.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Corrects a typographical error. Deletes language providing that the statutory damages a prevailing plaintiff may recover may not exceed $10,000.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the engrossed bill, and makes the following changes: Changes the definitions of: "dissemination" or "disseminate"; "private"; "person"; "sexual activity"; and "private sexual image". Requires the depicted individual in a sexual image to be identifiable by a reasonable person. Requires the person disseminating the private image to be over the age of 18. Deletes language providing that a depicted individual who does not consent to the sexual conduct or uncovering of the part of the body depicted in a sexual image of the individual retains a reasonable expectation of privacy even if the image was created when the individual was in a public place. Deletes language providing that a person is not liable if the person proves that the dissemination of or threat to disseminate a sexual image was reasonably intended to assist the depicted individual. Provides that if a plaintiff is granted privacy protections, a defendant may file a motion with the court to receive the same privacy protections. Provides that statutory damages shall not exceed $10,000. Provides that an action for a nonconsensual dissemination may not be brought later than 2 years (instead of 4 years) from the date the dissemination was discovered or should have been discovered with the exercise of reasonable diligence. Makes other changes.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides that a threat to disseminate may not be brought later than 2 years (rather than 4 years) from the date of the threat to disseminate.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Melinda Bush
  2/15/2019SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/27/2019SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/20/2019SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 008-000-000
  3/20/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 21, 2019
  3/20/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  3/21/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/21/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/25/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/25/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/26/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  3/26/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  3/27/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 008-000-000
  3/27/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 008-000-000
  4/9/2019SenateSecond Reading
  4/9/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Bush
  4/9/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Bush
  4/9/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 10, 2019
  4/12/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  4/12/2019HouseArrived in House
  4/12/2019HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Mary Edly-Allen
  4/12/2019HouseFirst Reading
  4/12/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/30/2019HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  5/1/2019HouseTo Family Law Subcommittee
  5/8/2019HouseRecommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Judiciary - Civil Committee; 009-000-000
  5/8/2019HouseReported Back To Judiciary - Civil Committee;
  5/9/2019HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 014-000-000
  5/9/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  5/22/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary Edly-Allen
  5/22/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/22/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2019HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/23/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  5/24/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Civil Committee; 013-000-000
  5/24/2019HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2019
  5/26/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary Edly-Allen
  5/26/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/28/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  5/28/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  5/28/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Civil Committee; 014-000-000
  5/30/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/30/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  5/30/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  5/30/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 094-000-018
  5/30/2019HouseMotion Filed to Reconsider Vote Rep. Tom Demmer
  5/30/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Pappas
  5/30/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  5/30/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  5/30/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
  5/30/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  5/30/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  5/30/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  5/30/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  5/30/2019HouseMotion to Reconsider Vote - Prevails 091-020-004
  5/30/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-001
  5/30/2019SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 2
  5/30/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 2 - May 31, 2019
  5/30/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/30/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/30/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/30/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/30/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Judiciary
  5/30/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Judiciary
  5/31/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Judiciary; 008-000-000
  5/31/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Judiciary; 008-000-000
  5/31/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 059-000-000
  5/31/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Senate Concurs 059-000-000
  5/31/2019SenateSenate Concurs
  5/31/2019SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/28/2019SenateSent to the Governor
  8/23/2019SenateGovernor Approved
  8/23/2019SenateEffective Date January 1, 2020
  8/23/2019SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0556

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