Legislature approves changes to 2014 ‘revenge porn’ law

PHOENIX (AP) – The Arizona Legislature approved a revision of a 2014 law barring so-called “revenge porn.”

House Bill 2561 was adopted by both the Senate and House Thursday and now heads to gov. Doug Ducey’s desk.

Republican Rep. J.D. Mesnard of Chandler has been pushing legislation to address constitutional concerns raised by publishers and photographers in a lawsuit.

But the groups that sued say they don’t allay concerns that the law made anyone distributing or displaying a nude image without explicit permission guilty of a felony.

Mesnard got unanimous support last year for his bill making it a crime for jilted lovers to post nude photos of their former partners online.

The American Civil Liberties Union sued on behalf of three groups. The two sides agreed to block it to allow revisions.

 

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