Government & Politics
7:45 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Revenge Porn Bill Faces Uncertain Future in PA House

The chairman of a state House committee says he’d like to move a proposal this spring to criminalize what’s been called "revenge porn."

The measure would make it a crime to post nude images of someone online with intent to harass the person pictured.

It has passed in the Senate, though its sponsor, Democratic Sen. Judy Schwank of Berks County, said she’s not sure how speedily the bill could advance in the House.

"It’s unclear to me so far, but I’m astounded by what happened," she said. "I still can’t believe it moved as quickly as it did. Just surprised. But I’m pleased by it of course."

Schwank introduced the bill last fall.

It may be competing for attention with similar measures in the House.

Only New Jersey and California have passed laws aiming to outlaw revenge porn.