revenge porn

Most 2019 Legislation Takes Effect July 1

Jul 1, 2019

Most of the nearly 300 new laws crafted by the General Assembly this year take effect Monday.

Bills Penalizing Revenge Porn Become Law

May 6, 2019
The Indiana Statehouse (FILE PHOTO: Peter Balonon-Rosen/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Legislation that imposes civil and criminal penalties on those who share so-called “revenge porn” is now state law.

Senate Republicans released their budget proposal, with more money for schools over the next two years. Gaming legislation went through major changes. And an expansion of the state’s Stand Your Ground law is headed back to the House.

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

The Indiana Statehouse (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Two bills penalizing those who share intimate or pornographic images without a person’s consent cleared the Indiana House.

The two measures create penalties in both criminal and civil court.

The work of the 2019 legislative session began in earnest this week as the governor unveiled his budget, lawmakers debated a revenge porn bill, and hate crimes bill advocates launched a new coalition.

Indiana lawmakers want to give victims of so-called “revenge porn” the ability to bring lawsuits in civil court. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana lawmakers want to give victims of so-called “revenge porn” the ability to bring lawsuits in civil court.