Arrest photos on Internet; penalty. (SB720)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Arrest photos on Internet; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for the owner of a website to both post an arrest photo and solicit, request, or accept money for removing the photograph. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15
12/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101234D
12/08/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/08/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB720)
01/14/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/16/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2015Read second time
01/19/2015Reading of amendment waived
01/19/2015Committee amendment agreed to
01/19/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended SB720E
01/19/2015Printed as engrossed 15101234D-E
01/20/2015Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB720E)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/11/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
02/20/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Committee substitute printed 15105068D-H1
02/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB720H1)
02/23/2015Read second time
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105068D-H1
02/24/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB720H1
02/24/2015Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Title replaced 15105068D-H1
03/06/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB720ER)
03/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB720ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 414 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0414)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.


J P Welch writes:

This form of extortion should be illegal.

Jo Ellen Benson writes:

I'm so glad that this is becoming illegal. There is a side to this that hasn't been addressed that makes it even more imperative that this law be enacted. Victims of domestic violence and many other victims are already afraid to come forward and some never do. The act of putting a mugshot on the internet for profit endangers victims by inflaming an already volatile situation. It isn't uncommon for assault victims to become murder victims and frankly any website that provokes the abuser into escalated violence against a victim is an accessory.