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H.4370, proposed sexting law in Massachusetts: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/House/H4370/History

Any person who is less than eighteen years of age that uses a telecommunications or other device to knowingly transmit or distribute to another person an indecent visual depiction, including but not limited to, a photograph, media, or a text message with attached media, depicting another person who is less than eighteen years of age in a state of sexual activity, or a state of indecent visual nudity, or any person who is less than eighteen years of age, who intentionally obtains an image in violation of this section and distributes the image or images by means of uploading same on an Internet website, shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than six months in a house of correction, or both.

Proposed revenge porn law: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/House/H483

Whoever, with the intent to cause substantial emotional distress or humiliation by means of an electronic communication device, and without consent of the other person, electronically distributes, publishes, emails, hyperlinks, or makes available for downloading, visual material depicting nudity of another, identifiable person, or showing another, identifiable person engaged in a sexual act, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $1000 or imprisonment for not less than 1 year, or by both such fine and imprisonment, for a first offense, and by a fine of not less than $2000 or imprisonment for not less than 5 years, or by both such fine and imprisonment, for a second or subsequent offense.