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Bill increasing penalty for distributing private images without consent for financial gain passes Senate committee

A bill that would make it a felony to distribute private images without approval for financial or personal gain passed the Senate Public Safety Committee Monday.

Senate Majority Floor Leader Kim David, R-Porter, authored the bill after a constituent detailed the impact of her ex-husband selling private images to over 150 websites.

“Because of that, she nearly lost her job,” David said. “It was so egregious that I felt like it was important that this is done.”

On a first offense, the bill states the individual would be guilty of a felony with up to four years in prison. On the second offense, it would increase to up to 10 years and that person would be required to register as a sex offender.

The bill passed the bipartisan committee unanimously and will now move to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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Senator Kim David speaks as the senate considers legislation before adjourning from a special session on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Okla.  Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

Senator Kim David speaks as the senate considers legislation before adjourning from a special session on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

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