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  1  1    Section 1.  NEW SECTION.  709.19  INVASION OF PRIVACY.
  1  2    1.  A person who knowingly views, photographs, or films
  1  3 another person commits invasion of privacy if all of the
  1  4 following apply:
  1  5    a.  The other person does not have knowledge about and does
  1  6 not consent or is unable to consent to being viewed,
  1  7 photographed, or filmed.
  1  8    b.  The other person is in a state of full or partial
  1  9 nudity.
  1 10    c.  The other person has a reasonable expectation of
  1 11 privacy while in a state of full or partial nudity.
  1 12    2.  As used in this section:
  1 13    a.  "Full or partial nudity" means the showing of any part
  1 14 of the human genitals or pubic area or buttocks, or any part
  1 15 of the nipple of the breast of a female, with less than fully
  1 16 opaque covering.
  1 17    b.  "Photographs or films" means the making of any
  1 18 photograph, motion picture film, videotape, or any other
  1 19 recording or transmission of the image of a person.
  1 20    c.  "Views" means looking upon another person, with the
  1 21 unaided eye or with any device designed or intended to improve
  1 22 visual acuity, for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the
  1 23 sexual desire of any person.
  1 24    3.  A person who violates this section commits an
  1 25 aggravated misdemeanor.  
  1 26                           EXPLANATION
  1 27    This bill creates a new criminal offense of invasion of
  1 28 privacy and provides a penalty.
  1 29    The bill provides that a person who knowingly views,
  1 30 photographs, or films another person while the other person is
  1 31 in a state of full or partial nudity, commits invasion of
  1 32 privacy.  However, under the bill, a person does not commit
  1 33 invasion of privacy if the person being viewed, photographed,
  1 34 or filmed is able and has consented to or has knowledge about
  1 35 being viewed, photographed, or filmed or is in an area where a
  2  1 person would not have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
  2  2    The bill defines "full or partial nudity" to include any
  2  3 showing of genitals, pubic area, or female nipple.  The bill
  2  4 also defines "view" to include any looking by a person with or
  2  5 without a device to enhance a person's viewing capability
  2  6 which is for the purpose of satisfying the sexual desire of
  2  7 any person.
  2  8    A person who commits invasion of privacy is guilty of an
  2  9 aggravated misdemeanor.  An aggravated misdemeanor is
  2 10 punishable by confinement for no more than two years and a
  2 11 fine of at least $500 but not more than $5,000.  
  2 12 LSB 1267HH 79
  2 13 jm/cf/24

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