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A07156 Summary:

COSPNSRDinowitz, Seawright, Bronson, Buttenschon, Dickens, Englebright, Fernandez, Galef, Griffin, Gunther, Simon, Lawler
Add 245.12 & 60.38, Pen L
Establishes the crime of unsolicited disclosure of an intimate image as a class B misdemeanor; requires sexual harassment prevention training for individuals convicted of such crime.
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A07156 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     April 23, 2021
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. PAULIN, DINOWITZ, SEAWRIGHT, BRONSON, BUTTENS-
          LAWLER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  HEVESI  --  read  once  and
          referred to the Committee on Codes
        AN  ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crime of
          unsolicited disclosure of an intimate image
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 245.12 to
     2  read as follows:
     3  § 245.12 Unsolicited disclosure of an intimate image.
     4    1. A person is guilty of unsolicited disclosure of an  intimate  image
     5  when,  with  intent  to  harass, annoy or alarm another person and which
     6  serves no legitimate purpose, he or she sends by  electronic  device  an
     7  unsolicited intimate image to such other person.
     8    2.  For  purposes  of this section: a. "intimate body parts" means the
     9  genitals, pubic area or anus of any person;
    10    b. "intimate image" means a photograph, film, videotape, recording  or
    11  any  other  reproduction  of  an  image  of  an individual with fully or
    12  partially exposed intimate body parts or engaged in sexual activity;
    13    c. "send by electronic device" means to send using  a  cellular  tele-
    14  phone  or  any  other electronic communication device, including devices
    15  capable of sending text messages or e-mails;
    16    d. "sexual activity" means "sexual intercourse" as defined in subdivi-
    17  sion one of section 130.00 of this chapter,  "oral  sexual  conduct"  or
    18  "anal sexual conduct" as defined in subdivision two of section 130.00 of
    19  this  chapter,  touching  of the intimate body parts of a person for the
    20  purpose of gratifying sexual desire, sexual penetration with any object,
    21  or the transmission or appearance of semen upon any part of the depicted
    22  individual's body.
    23    Unsolicited disclosure of an intimate image is a class B misdemeanor.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    § 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 60.38 to read as
     2  follows:
     3  § 60.38 Authorized  disposition;  unsolicited  disclosure of an intimate
     4            image.
     5    When a person is convicted of an offense defined in section 245.12  of
     6  this  chapter, or of an attempt to commit such offense, the court shall,
     7  where appropriate, include as a condition of such sentence  the  defend-
     8  ant's  successful  completion of a sexual harassment prevention training
     9  program approved by the division of human rights.
    10    § 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    11  have become a law.
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