Office of the Attorney General
Cybersafety Legislation Passes House 94-0
Legislators in the Kentucky House of Representatives overwhelming passed Attorney General Jack Conway and Representative Johnny Bell’s cybersafety legislation by a vote of 94 to 0. House Bill 367 will now be presented to members of the Senate.
“I appreciate legislators on both sides of the aisle recognizing the importance of this legislation and its potential to help protect Kentucky kids,” General Conway said. “The legislation will make Kentucky a leader when it comes to bringing our statutes up to date with changes in technology.”
House Bill 367
House Bill 367 contains the following provisions to strengthen or amend current Kentucky laws:
- Social-networking sites with children will be off limits to sex offenders
- Sex offenders must register changes in email address
- Creates searchable database of registered sex offender email addresses and online identifiers
- Recognizes stalking can take place in person and online
- Clarifies that it is a crime to transmit sexually explicit images to a child via webcam
- Allows prosecutors and police to seize cars or computers used in the commission of online sexual offenses against children
- Non-sworn or specially trained personnel may lay groundwork for online predator stings.