Mass. poised to grow to be forty ninth state to ban ‘revenge porn’ when Healey indicators invoice Thursday

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Gov. Maura Healey plans to signal laws Thursday that outlaws the circulation of specific images of somebody with out their permission, a transfer that can make Massachusetts the forty ninth state to take action within the nation, in response to an advisory launched Wednesday.

Solely South Carolina will stay with no statute particularly banning so-called revenge porn after Healey inks her signature to a coverage Beacon Hill Democrats struck a compromise on final week.

The deal the Legislature shipped to Healey’s desk makes the non-consensual distribution of specific photos by an grownup a criminal offense punishable by as much as two and half years in jail or a wonderful of as much as $10,000, or each. The proposal additionally boosts the wonderful for felony harassment from $1,000 to $5,000.

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