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House set to debate 'Revenge Porn' bill

Posted at 6:55 AM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-13 08:55:31-05
Arizona's House of Representatives is set to debate a revision of a 2014 law barring so-called "revenge porn."
 
Rep. J.D. Mesnard of Chandler sponsored House Bill 2001. He says he expects it sail through the Legislature and hopes it is the first passed this session.  The proposal makes it a crime to intentionally share nude photos of another person with the intent to harm that person.
 
The American Civil Liberties Union sued over constitutional concerns in a 2014 version of the bill, but took a neutral stance after legislators revised the measure.
 
Mesnard received unanimous support for the bill last session when both chambers approved it. However it didn't receive final approval.
 
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says people already would have been prosecuted if the law was in place.