H. R. 1588
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 16, 2017
Ms. Speier (for herself, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Davis of California, Ms. Gabbard, Mr. Himes, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Ms. Norton, Ms. Rosen, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Walz, Mr. Costello of Pennsylvania, Mr. O'Halleran, and Ms. Frankel of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice to prohibit the nonconsensual distribution of private sexual images.
This Act may be cited as the
Servicemember Intimate Privacy Protection Act.
Prohibition on nonconsensual distribution of private sexual images
Section 920c of title 10, United States Code (article 120c of the Uniform Code of Military Justice), is amended—
by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e); and
by inserting after subsection (c) the following new subsection (d):
Nonconsensual distribution of private sexual images
Any person subject to this chapter who—
knowingly broadcasts or distributes a visual image of another person who—
is at least 18 years of age;
is identifiable from the image itself or from information displayed in connection with the image; and
is engaged in a sexual act or exposes a private area;
obtained the image under circumstances in which a reasonable person would know or understand that the image was to remain private; and
knows or reasonably should have known that the person depicted in the image has not consented to the broadcast or distribution,
The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to offenses committed on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.