New Unlawful Photography Bill Signed into Law in Tennessee Thursday

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A new bill signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam on Thursday will allow for a judge to place someone convicted of taking illegal and unwanted sexually explicit photos of a victim to be placed on the Sex Offender Registry.

State Representative Mike Sparks of Smyrna is the one who brought the bill to the General Assembly earlier this year...

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House Bill 1448 will go into effect on July 1, 2016.

Bill Wording:

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Sexual Offenses - As enacted, makes sex offender registration for persons convicted of misdemeanor unlawful photographing in violation of privacy discretionary instead of mandatory; the judge may order registration after taking into account the facts and circumstances surrounding the offense. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 6 and Title 40, Chapter 39.

Read more about the story Rep. Sparks mentioned:

Read about the most recent unlawful photography incident that occurred in Murfreesboro HERE.

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