Unlawful photographs or videos; Class 6 felony for person to publish on Internet. (SB93)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Publication of unlawful photographs; venue. Provides that it is a Class 6 felony for a person to publish on the Internet a photograph or video made in violation of the current law prohibiting filming, videotaping, or photographing a nonconsenting person in certain situations where there is an expectation of privacy. The bill also provides that venue for prosecution is the same as venue for computer crimes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/23/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102569D
12/23/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/31/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB93)
01/15/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2014Rereferred to Finance
02/04/2014Continued to 2015 in Finance (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Waldo Jaquith writes:

Long overdue.