SB 250 Modifies provisions relating to the crime of possession of child pornography
Sponsor: Schaaf
LR Number: 1353S.03C Fiscal Note available
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 5/17/2013 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 250-Schaaf, with SCS Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 250 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2013

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Current Bill Summary


SCS/SB 250 - Under current law, a person commits the Class C felony of possession of child pornography if he or she possesses any child pornography or obscene material portraying what appears to be a minor.

This act provides that possession of child pornography is a Class C felony if the person possesses one still image of child pornography or one obscene still image.

Under current law, possession of child pornography is a Class B felony if the person possesses more than 20 still images of child pornography or one video of child pornography. This act also makes it a Class B felony to possess more than 20 obscene still images or one obscene video. In addition, it is a Class B felony if the person has previously been found guilty of possession of child pornography.

This act provides that a person who has committed the offense of possession of child pornography is subject to separate punishments for each item of child pornography or obscene material.

This provision is identical to a provision of the truly agreed to and finally passed SS/SCS/HCS/HB 215 (2013).

MEGHAN LUECKE