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Florida House Could Vote On Video Voyeurism Bill This Week

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Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – A measure which would increase charges in “video voyeurism” crimes could be voted on in the Florida House before the session ends on Friday.

The Senate already approved the measure and on Tuesday the House rolled the bill (SB 436) to a third reading. That means it will be available for a final vote this week.

The 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.

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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