BILL NO S00463
SAME AS SAME AS A01203
Amd S501, Exec L; add S40.20, Pen L
Relates to educating children on the harms of electronically sending and
posting certain images of themselves.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families
AN ACT to amend the executive law and the penal law, in relation to
educating children on the electronic sending and posting of certain
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 16 of section 501 of the executive law, as
2 renumbered by chapter 170 of the laws of 1994, is renumbered subdivision
3 17 and a new subdivision 16 is added to read as follows:
4 16. To establish an educational outreach program for text message,
5 email and internet posting awareness by providing for an ongoing public
6 information and educational campaign about the harm that may arise from
7 adolescents sending, receiving or posting on the internet messages that
8 may include, but are not limited to, provocative or nude images and
9 photographs of themselves.
10 (a) Such program shall be designed to promote (i) increased awareness
11 of the potential long-term harm to privacy interests associated with the
12 sending, receiving or posting of such images and photographs; and (ii)
13 coordination of public and private efforts, including but not limited to
14 efforts of educators, community organizations and other groups, to
15 provide educational outreach programs to adolescents and their parents
16 and caregivers, emphasizing such potential long-term harm.
17 (b) The following strategies, among others, may be used to promote
18 awareness of the potential long-term harm to adolescents' privacy inter-
19 ests by the sending, receiving or posting of such images and photo-
20 graphs: (i) outreach campaigns by means of print, radio and television
21 public service announcements, advertisements, posters, internet postings
22 and other materials; (ii) community informational forums; and (iii)
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 distribution of information through educators, mentors, and community
3 § 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 40.20 to read as
5 § 40.20 Certain acts by a young person.
6 In any prosecution pursuant to section 235.21 or 235.22 or section
7 263.10, 263.11, 263.15 or 263.16 of this chapter, it is an affirmative
8 defense that the defendant was less than eighteen years old, and that
9 there is a less than four years age difference between the defendant and
10 the recipient at the time of the act, and the depiction or description
11 was not obtained in violation of section 250.45 or 250.50 of this chap-
12 ter, and both the defendant and the recipient expressly or impliedly
13 acquiesced in the conduct, and the defendant did not intend to or profit
14 from such conduct.
15 § 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
16 section one of this act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it
17 shall have become a law.