Bill to outlaw revenge porn gets final legislative passage

June 2, 2015
The Louisiana Legislature has agreed to make revenge pornography a crime.  

With a 97-0 House vote Tuesday, the bill sponsored by Rep. Julie Stokes, a Kenner Republican, moves to the desk of Gov. Bobby Jindal, who supports it.  

Under the measure, anyone who shares a nude or partially-nude picture, such as a cellphone photo or video, without permission can face two years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.  

Existing law makes it a crime to send a nude image of someone under the age of 17. But proponents say a law is needed to protect people over that age.  

The bill contains exceptions for law enforcement investigations, someone reporting illegal conduct to police or people who expose themselves in public.