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HB14-1131: Cyber Bullying

Freedom of Expression & Religion
Bill Number: HB14-1131
Year: 2014
ACLU Position: Monitor
Sponsors: Fields/Kefalas, Newell


The bill adds to the crime of harassment the use of interactive computer service to engage in a course of conduct that inflicts serious emotional distress on a minor or places the minor in reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury with intent to cause the fear of death or serious bodily injury or with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury. The crime is a class 2 misdemeanor. If the intent was to harass the person because of the person’s race, color, religion, ancestry, or national origin, then it is a class 1 misdemeanor.

Current Status:

04/09/2014 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
03/26/2014 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
03/17/2014 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary + Appropriations
03/10/2014 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
02/24/2014 - House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/16/2014 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Education

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