Florida Senate - 2013 CS for SB 946 By the Committee on Criminal Justice; and Senator Simmons 591-02620-13 2013946c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to computer or electronic device 3 harassment; creating s. 847.0042, F.S.; prohibiting 4 knowing use of a computer or other device to transmit 5 or post any photograph or video of an individual which 6 depicts nudity and specified information relating to 7 the depicted individual for the purpose of harassment; 8 providing criminal penalties; providing enhanced 9 penalties for violations by persons 18 years of age or 10 older involving victims younger than 16 years of age; 11 providing for jurisdiction; amending s. 921.244, F.S.; 12 providing that a person convicted of a violation of s. 13 847.0042, F.S., be ordered to have no contact with the 14 victim; providing criminal penalties for violation of 15 such an order; providing an effective date. 16 17 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 18 19 Section 1. Section 847.0042, Florida Statutes, is created 20 to read: 21 847.0042 Nude depictions with personal identifying 22 information.— 23 (1) A person may not knowingly transmit or post to a social 24 networking service or any other website, or knowingly cause to 25 be transmitted or posted to a social networking service or any 26 other website, in one or more transmissions or posts: 27 (a) A photograph or video which depicts nudity of another 28 person, and 29 (b) Descriptive information in any form that conveys the 30 personal identification information, as defined in s. 817.568, 31 of the person whose nudity is depicted in the photograph or 32 video; 33 (c) That results in the personal identification information 34 being displayed together with, or being otherwise identifiable 35 as connected with, the photograph or video; 36 37 for the purpose of harassing the depicted person or causing 38 others to harass the depicted person. “Harass” means to engage 39 in conduct directed at a specific person that is intended to 40 cause substantial emotional distress to such person and serves 41 no legitimate purpose. 42 (2)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), a person who 43 violates this section commits a felony of the third degree, 44 punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. 45 (b) A person who is 18 years of age or older at the time of 46 violating this section commits a felony of the second degree, 47 punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084, 48 if the violation involves a photograph or video of a person who 49 was younger than 16 years of age at the time the photograph or 50 video was made. 51 (3) An offense is committed within this state if any 52 conduct that is an element of the offense or any harm to the 53 depicted person resulting from the offense occurs within this 54 state. 55 Section 2. Section 921.244, Florida Statutes, is amended to 56 read: 57 921.244 Order of no contact; penalties.— 58 (1) At the time of sentencing an offender convicted of a 59 violation of s. 794.011, s. 800.04, s. 847.0042, s. 847.0135(5), 60 or any offense in s. 775.084(1)(b)1.a.-o., the court shall order 61 that the offender be prohibited from having any contact with the 62 victim, directly or indirectly, including through a third 63 person, for the duration of the sentence imposed. The court may 64 reconsider the order upon the request of the victim if the 65 request is made at any time after the victim has attained 18 66 years of age. In considering the request, the court shall 67 conduct an evidentiary hearing to determine whether a change of 68 circumstances has occurred which warrants a change in the court 69 order prohibiting contact and whether it is in the best interest 70 of the victim that the court order be modified or rescinded. 71 (2) Any offender who violates a court order issued under 72 this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as 73 provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. 74 (3) The punishment imposed under this section shall run 75 consecutive to any former sentence imposed for a conviction for 76 any offense under s. 794.011, s. 800.04, s. 847.0135(5), or any 77 offense in s. 775.084(1)(b)1.a.-o. 78 Section 3. This act shall take effect October 1, 2013.