Unlawful dissemination or sale of images of another; person is guilty of Class 1 misdemeanor. (HB49)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from 12 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Mike Futrell (D-Woodbridge), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unlawful dissemination or sale of images of another. Provides that a person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if he, with the intent to cause substantial emotional distress, disseminates or sells any videotape, photograph, film, or other videographic or still image or reproduction thereof that depicts another person who is totally nude, in a state of undress, or engaged in sexual conduct where such person knows or has reason to know that he is not licensed or privileged to do so and the person depicted suffers substantial emotional distress. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 12/03/2013 Committee
  • 12/03/2013 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101229D
  • 12/03/2013 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/10/2014 Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
  • 01/13/2014 Impact statement from DPB (HB49)
  • 01/29/2014 Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB326-Bell, Robert B.)
  • 02/12/2014 Left in Courts of Justice


Mary Devoy writes:

States Look to Ban 'Revenge Porn', December 4, 2013

LeeWhitt writes:

Good call, Delegate Simon.