Wyoming 'voyeurism' bill aims to ban recording of people's 'intimate areas' - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Wyoming ‘voyeurism’ bill aims to ban recording of people’s ‘intimate areas’

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CASPER, Wyo. — A bill that will come before the Wyoming Legislature in February would make some amendments to the state’s definition of the crime of “voyeurism.”

The punishment for a person found guilty of voyeurism is already established as imprisonment for up to two years and fines of up to $5,000.

The proposed legislation would add the term “intimate areas” into the language of the law.

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“‘[I]ntimate area’ means any portion of a person’s pubic area, buttocks, vulva, genitals, female breast or undergarments intended to cover those portions.,” the proposed bill states. “‘Intimate area’ does not include intimate areas visible through a person’s clothing or intimate areas knowingly exposed in public.”

Existing law already prevents the use of cameras, video cameras or other recording vices to observe, film, view photograph, film or videotape another person without their consent.

The proposed amendment would modify this section such that “observing, viewing, photographing, filming, recording or videotaping the intimate areas of another person” would be illegal without their consent.

The amended bill would go into effect on July 1, 2020 if signed into law.

The bill is sponsored by Representatives Crank, Blake, Burlingame, Dayton, Duncan, Freeman, Henderson, Newsome, Olsen and Stith and Senators Anselmi-Dalton and James.