HB 215 increases the penalties for the crime of video voyeurism from a misdemeanor to a felony, giving prosecutors the ability to obtain the evidence needed and appropriately punish those individuals who commit this serious crime.
“Video voyeurism has long-lasting and devastating effects on victims and their families,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. “We are blessed to have Representative Young protecting Floridians, and I fully support her efforts to enhance penalties for video voyeurism.”
“With the advances in technology today, which allow the instantaneous transmission of these images and videos via the internet, violations of this type have the potential to literally destroy the life, family, and career of an innocent victim. We must modernize this law to address these changes in technology and give prosecutors the tools to enforce proper penalties against those who violate the privacy of our citizens.” said Rep. Dana Young.
HB 215 will now go to the Judiciary Committee for its final committee stop before it can be heard on the House floor.