Sexting Laws in Massachusetts

No sexting law in Massachusetts as of July 2022. Proposed sexting law in Massachusetts: Bill H.4498 (proposed May, 2022): An Act relative to transmitting indecent visual depictions by teens and the unlaw [sic] distribution of explicit images. https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/H4498 House docket 1517, H.1550  (filed January 2019): https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/H1550.Html H.4370, https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/02/gov-charlie-baker-refiles-bill-to-address-sexting-and-revenge-porn.html Any person who is less than eighteen […]

Sexting Laws in Michigan

There is no sexting law in Michigan as of July 2022. However, the law below may be indirectly or directly implicated. Revenge Porn Law: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billenrolled/Senate/pdf/2015-SNB-0508.pdf

Sexting Laws in Minnesota

There is no sexting law in Minnesota as of July 2022. However, the laws below may be indirectly or directly implicated. Revenge Porn Law: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=SF2713&version=2&session=ls89&session_year=2016&session_number=0 609.352 SOLICITATION OF CHILDREN TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL CONDUCT; COMMUNICATION OF SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIALS TO CHILDREN. Subdivision 1.Definitions. As used in this section: (a) “child” means a person 15 years […]

Sexting Laws in Mississippi

There is no specific sexting law in Mississippi as of July, 2022. Revenge porn law (Senate Bill 2121, July 1, 2021): AN ACT TO CRIMINALIZE THE DISCLOSURE WITHOUT CONSENT OF INTIMATE VISUAL MATERIAL; TO DEFINE TERMS; TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR THE CRIME; TO ENUMERATE CERTAIN DEFENSES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES. BE IT ENACTED BY THE […]

Sexting Laws in Missouri

There is no specific sexting law in Missouri as of July, 2022. Revenge porn law (2018) Nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images (https://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills181/hlrbillspdf/5278S.03F.pdf) 2. A person commits the offense of nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images if he or she: (1) Intentionally disseminates with the intent to harass, threaten, or coerce an image of another […]

Sexting Laws in Montana

There is no sexting specific law in Montana as of July, 2022. Revenge porn law: (2019) HB 192, update Privacy in Communications law: https://leg.mt.gov/bills/2019/billhtml/HB0192.htm Section 1. Section 45-8-213, MCA, is amended to read: “45-8-213. Privacy in communications. (1) Except as provided in 69-6-104, a person commits the offense of violating privacy in communications if the […]

Sexting Laws in Nebraska

28-813.01. Sexually explicit conduct; visual depiction; unlawful; penalty; affirmative defense; forfeiture of property. (1) It shall be unlawful for a person nineteen years of age or older to knowingly possess any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct which has a child as one of its participants or portrayed observers. Violation of this subsection is a […]

Sexting Laws in Nevada

In Nevada, minors who send sexually explicit images of themselves to others are considered a child in need of supervision for the first violation. For further violations, they can be subject to the same penalties if they had been an adult committing a misdemeanor. They are not considered sex offenders and are not subject to […]

Sexting Laws in New Hampshire

There is no sexting law in New Hampshire as of July, 2022. However, the law below may be indirectly or directly implicated. Revenge Porn Law: 644:9-a. Nonconsensual Dissemination of Private Sexual Images I. In this section: (a) “Disseminate” means to import, publish, produce, print, manufacture, distribute, sell, lease, exhibit, or display. (b) “Image” means a […]

Sexting Laws in New Jersey

In New Jersey, every sexting complaint is reviewed for recommendations to be dismissed, diverted, or referred for court action based on several criteria. If they are diverted, they will participate in a remedial education or counseling program paid for by the juvenile’s parent or guardian. This program is designed to educate the teen on the […]

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