SB 551
Creates the offense of unlawful internet communication with a minor
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Last Action:
1/15/2014 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2014

Current Bill Summary

SB 551 - This act creates the offense of unlawful internet communication with a minor.

Under this act, it is a Class A misdemeanor for a person found guilty of certain specified sex offenses to violate a condition of probation, parole, or supervised release that prohibits the person from using a social networking website or instant messaging or chat room program to communicate with a child under the age of 16. Any subsequent offense is a Class D felony. It is a defense to prosecution that the person reasonably believed the child was 16 years of age or older.

This act defines "instant messaging or chat room program" and "social networking website".