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“Video Voyeurism” Bill Passes In The House

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Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – A bill which would increase charges against so-called ‘video voyeurs’ will now go to the state House after it received unanimous approval in the Senate.

In a vote of 40-0, Senate bill 436 passed after an amendment was added which clarified that people under 19 can’t be charged with a felony.

This bill increases video voyeurism offenses that are now first-degree misdemeanors to third-degree felonies. It also increases current third-degree felony video voyeurism offenses to second-degree felonies. And it makes clear that people have a “reasonable expectation of privacy” inside a home.

Video voyeurism is the secret recording of another person while naked or in some state of undress. A high-profile case last year involved a man charged with recording tanning-bed customers.

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(TM and © Copyright 2012 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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