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2021 SB 989: An Act Concerning Online Harassment.

To combat online harassment, including that motivated by hate, by (1) extending the crime of stalking in the first degree to specifically include certain hate-based motivations, (2) extending the crime of second-degree stalking to include certain electronic disclosures of personal identifiable information without consent and establishing a civil action for victims of such crime, and (3) extending the crime of second-degree harassment to include more electronic forms of communication.

Sponsors

  • Exum, Tammy R.
  • Kasser, Alex
  • Steinberg, Jonathan
  • Arora, Harry
  • Fiorello, Kimberly
  • Fishbein, Craig C.
  • Gibson, Bobby G.
  • Petit, William A.
  • Dillon, Patricia A.

Actions

2021-03-04 REF. TO JOINT COMM. ON Judiciary
2021-03-05 PUBLIC HEARING 0310
2021-04-08 Joint Favorable Substitute
2021-04-09 FILED WITH LCO
2021-04-19 REFERRED TO Office of Legislative Research AND Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/26/21
2021-04-26 RPTD. OUT OF LCO
2021-04-26 FAV. RPT., TAB. FOR CAL., SEN.
2021-04-26 SENATE CALENDAR NUMBER 351
2021-04-26 FILE NO. 612

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