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2019 House Bill 1742: Concerning juvenile offenses that involve depictions of minors
Introduced by Rep. Noel Frame (Seattle) (D) on January 30, 2019
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Referred to the House Human Services & Early Learning Committee on January 30, 2019
Substitute offered in the House on February 8, 2019
Exempts minors from certain crimes relating to depictions of other minors Age 13 and older. Creates a new offense of Minor Dealing in Depictions of Another Minor Age 13 or Older Engaged in Sexual Conduct.
Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 28, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Brad Klippert (Kennewick) (R) on March 4, 2019
Defines "image" to mean a photograph, moving picture, or other depiction of the unclothed breast, unclothed genitals, or unclothed pubic area or buttocks. Limits the exemption from criminal activity involving minors and depictions of themselves to possession of images of themselves and distribution or exchange of such images with one other person. Creates a misdemeanor offense when a person under eighteen years of age disseminates or exchanges an image of himself or herself with more than one other person. Creates a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor offense depending on the type of conduct depicted when a person under eighteen years of age possesses, distributes, exchanges, finances, attempts to finance, sells, develops, duplicates, publishes, or prints a visual or printed matter that depicts himself or herself engaged in an act of sexually explicit conduct.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2019
Received in the Senate on March 6, 2019
Referred to the Senate Law & Justice Committee on March 6, 2019
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on April 10, 2019
Increases the crime of minor dealing in depictions of another minor 13 years of age or older in the first degree to a class B felony and the crime in the second degree to a gross misdemeanor. Narrows the exemption allowed for sending or receiving depictions of another minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct to only the conduct defined in RCW 9.68A.011(4) (f) or (g). Similarly narrows the exemption for viewing or possessing depictions of another minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Allows minors to be diverted when they intentionally send, receive, or view depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct as defined in RCW 9.68A.011(4) (a) through (e).
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 10, 2019
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 24, 2019

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