SB 1139 Computer crimes; enhanced penalties; forfeiture.
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Summary as passed:
Computer crimes; enhanced penalties; forfeiture; etc. Provides that certain obscenity violations are, when accomplished with a computer, subject to separate and distinct punishment. Adds enhancements for punishment of computer fraud based on volume of e-mail and revenue generated. Raises penalty for computer trespass. Raises penalty for theft of computer services based on value of services. Establishes an alternate method for calculating statutory civil damages for a person who is injured by reason of any violation of the Computer Crimes Act, based on the number of complaints, degree of culpability, amount of economic gain, and prior history. The bill also adds a seizure and forfeiture provision allowing for forfeiture of all proceeds and equipment received from violations of the Computer Crimes Act. This bill is identical to HB 2290.


Summary as passed Senate:
Computer crimes; enhanced penalties; forfeiture; etc. Provides that certain obscenity violations are, when accomplished with a computer, subject to separate and distinct Class 5 felony punishment. Adds enhancements for punishment of computer fraud based on volume of e-mail and revenue generated. Raises penalty for computer trespass. Raises penalty for theft of computer services based on value of services. Establishes an alternate method for calculating statutory civil damages for a person who is injured by reason of any violation of the Computer Crimes Act, based on the number of complaints, degree of culpability, amount of economic gain, and prior history. The bill also adds a seizure and forfeiture provision allowing for forfeiture of all proceeds and equipment gotten from violations of the Computer Crimes Act.


Summary as introduced:
Computer crimes; enhanced penalties; forfeiture; etc. Provides that certain obscenity violations are, when accomplished with a computer, subject to separate and distinct Class 5 felony punishment. Adds enhancements for punishment of computer fraud based on volume of e-mail and revenue generated. Raises penalty for computer trespass. Raises penalty for theft of computer services based on value of services. Establishes an alternate method for calculating statutory civil damages for a person who is injured by reason of any violation of the Computer Crimes Act, based on the number of complaints, degree of culpability, amount of economic gain, and prior history. The bill also adds a seizure and forfeiture provision allowing for forfeiture of all proceeds and equipment gotten from violations of the Computer Crimes Act.