Sexual abuse, visual representation
CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN – Amends and adds to existing law to provide for the crime of visual representations of the sexual abuse of children and to revise provisions regarding the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit.

RS31141 / H0465

This legislation amends the criminal child pornography, sexual exploitation of a child law to include artificial intelligence generated sexual depictions of children wherein the depictions appear to be that of real children. The legislation sets penalties, including minimum and maximum terms in prison. Immunity is provided, in certain instances, for law enforcement officers. It revises provisions regarding the internet crimes against children unit of the office of the attorney general. There are also technical corrections.

This legislation will have minimal impact on the General Fund as child pornography is presently illegal and prosecuted by state and local law enforcement, and the office of the attorney general.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/02 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/05 Reported Printed and Referred to Judiciary, Rules & Administration
02/08 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
02/09 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
02/12 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
02/13 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 69-0-1
AYES – Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Berch, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Chew(Wilson), Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gallagher, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill(Brown), Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Nash(Stinson), Necochea, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – None
Absent – Ehardt
Floor Sponsors - Healey & Skaug
Title apvd - to Senate
02/14 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
02/14 Introduced, read first time; referred to: Judiciary & Rules
03/13 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/14 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/19 Read third time in full – PASSED - 35-0-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – None
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Toews
Title apvd - to House
03/20 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
03/21 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
03/21 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
03/21 Signed by President; returned to House
03/22 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
03/25 Delivered to Governor at 12:10 p.m. on March 22, 2024
03/26 Reported Signed by Governor on March 25, 2024
Session Law Chapter 194
Effective: 07/01/2024