Introduced by Rep. Helen Sommers, (D-Seattle) (D) on January 20, 2004
To prohibit cyberstalking. A person is guilty of cyberstalking if he or she, with intent to harass, intimidate, torment, or embarrass any other person, makes a communication to the other person or a third party through electronic mail or the Internet. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Criminal Justice & Corrections Committee on January 20, 2004
Substitute offered to the House Criminal Justice & Corrections Committee on January 28, 2004
To add to the crime of cyberstalking situations where the communication in question is made to a third party. The substitute passed in committee on January 28, 2004.
Testimony in support offered to the House Criminal Justice & Corrections Committee on January 28, 2004
By Joelle Ligon; and Suzanne Brown-McBride, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, who testified that predators often use technology to terrorize their victims. A
message must be sent to cyberstalkers that society will not tolerate their behavior. They
must know that they will be caught, prosecuted, and punished.
Referred to the House Rules Committee on January 30, 2004
Amendment offered in the House on February 13, 2004