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SB 436 — Video Voyeurism

by Senators Storms, Gardiner, Latvala, and Lynn

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Criminal Justice Committee (CJ)

This bill amends s. 810.145, F.S., to raise the offense level of video voyeurism offenses that are currently first degree misdemeanors to third degree felonies if the offender was 19 years of age or older at the time of the offense. The section is also amended to raise the offenses of video voyeurism against specified young persons and repeat video voyeurism from third degree felonies to second degree felonies. In addition, the bill amends s. 921.0022, F.S., to rank a violation of s. 810.145(8)(b), F.S. (video voyeurism against specified young persons), after a previous conviction of video voyeurism in Level 6 of the Offense Severity Ranking Chart. 

The bill also amends s. 810.145, F.S., to specify that the interior of a residential dwelling is a place where a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2012.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 117-0