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S. 1301 (108th): Video Voyeurism Prevention Act of 2004

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 19, 2003 (Introduced).


S 1301 IS

108th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1301

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit video voyeurism in the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 19, 2003

Mr. DEWINE (for himself and Mr. SCHUMER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit video voyeurism in the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Video Voyeurism Prevention Act of 2003’.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION OF VIDEO VOYEURISM.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after chapter 87 the following new chapter:

‘CHAPTER 88--PRIVACY

‘Sec.

      ‘1801. Video voyeurism.

‘Sec. 1801. Video voyeurism

    ‘(a) Whoever, in the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, having the intent to capture an improper image of an individual, knowingly does so under circumstances violating the privacy of that individual, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

    ‘(b) In this section--

      ‘(1) the term ‘captures’, with respect to an image, means videotapes, photographs, films, or records by any electronic means;

      ‘(2) the term ‘improper image’, with respect to an individual, means an image, captured without the consent of that individual, of the naked or undergarment clad genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or female breast of that individual; and

      ‘(3) the term ‘under circumstances violating the privacy of that individual’ means under circumstances in which the individual exhibits an expectation that the improper image would not be made, in a situation in which a reasonable person would be justified in that expectation.’.

    (b) AMENDMENT TO PART ANALYSIS- The table of chapters at the beginning of part I of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to chapter 87 the following new item:

1801’.