AN ACT TO PROTECT PERSONS WHO ARE PHOTOGRAPHED, VIDEOTAPED, OR RECORDED WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT FROM HAVING HIS OR HER IMAGE DISCLOSED. Enacted July 11, 2017. Effective December 1, 2017, except as otherwise provided.
Bill Summaries: H399 (2017-2018 Session)
Summary date: Jul 12 2017 - View summary
Summary date: May 31 2017 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends the definition of image in GS 14-190.5A to add live transmission, and to include digital or computer-generated visual depiction (was, digital, computer, or computer-generated image or picture), as well as any other reproduction made (was, made or produced) by electronic, mechanical, or other means.
Adds the requirement that the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety study the issue of improper disclosure of an image of a person superimposed onto another image of exposed intimate parts, or depicting sexual conduct, and report findings and recommendations to the General Assembly by April 1, 2018.
Makes conforming technical changes.
Summary date: Mar 16 2017 - View summary
Identical to S 255, filed 3/14/17.
Amends GS 14-190.5A to expand the definition of image to include computer-generated images and other reproductions produced by electronic means. Deletes the definition of personal relationship and reasonable expectation of privacy. Amends the list of requirements for an act to constitute the crime of disclosure of private images to require that the offending person have obtained the image without consent of the depicted person or under circumstances such that the person knew or should have known that the depicted person expected the images to remain private (currently, requires the person to disclose the image under circumstances such that the person knew or should have known that the depicted person had a reasonable expectation of privacy).
Effective December 1, 2017.