HB 792: Privacy/Protection From Revenge Postings 

The Votes

Voting For:

SENATE: Tom Apodaca (R), Warren Daniel (R), Jim Davis (R), Ralph Hise (R), Dan Soucek (R), Terry Van Duyn (D)

HOUSE: Roger West (R), Michele Presnell (R), Chuck McGrady (R), Chris Whitmire (R), Mike Hagar (R), Hugh Blackwell (R), Josh Dobson (R), Jonathan Jordan (R) John Ager (D), Brian Turner (D), Susan Fisher (D) Joe Sam Queen (D)

Voting Against:

none

Not Voting:

none

Summary: HB 792  creates a criminal offense and a civil cause of action for knowingly disclosing with the intent to cause certain harms certain images of intimate parts or depicting sexual conduct in which there is a reasonable expectation of privacy. Creates a civil code for monetary damages to be collected by the victim. The sharing of private, nude and or sexual images of another person is now a felony unless it is the first offense committed by a minor under the age of 18. It requires the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety to study the need to expand the law to include the superimposition of a person's image onto nude or sexual images. It also creates new criminal offenses related to the exposure of private parts to non-consenting persons on private property.  Click here for official bill history, bill text, and vote records.

Status: Introduced in the house on 04/14/2015, referred to House Judiciary IV, referred to the committee on rules and operations of the senate, House Failed Concur In S Com Sub, House Conf Com Appointed , Senate Conf Com Appointed, ratified on 09/17/2015. Signed by the Gov. McCrory on 09/25/2015. Effective December 1, 2015 

WNC Legislators sponsoring the bill: 

  • Co-Sponsor: Brian Turner (D)