HB 2059 Telecommunications devices; prohibiting use of obscene language including electronic messages.
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Summary as introduced:
Use of profane, threatening, or indecent language over the telephone; use of cellular telephones and other wireless telecommunications devices.  Clarifies that the current statutory provision prohibiting the use of obscene, vulgar, or indecent language over the telephone applies to electronic communications, including visual or electronic messages, received or transmitted by a cellular phone or other wireless telecommunications device. This bill is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Technology and Science.

Full text:
01/11/11  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100727D  pdf | impact statement
02/25/11  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2059ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/18/11  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0246)  pdf

Status:
01/11/11  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100727D
01/11/11  House: Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/26/11  House: Reported from Science and Technology (21-Y 0-N)
01/26/11  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/11  House: Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/02/11  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/04/11  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N)
02/06/11  House: Read first time
02/07/11  House: Read second time and engrossed
02/08/11  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/11  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/09/11  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/11  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/11  Senate: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/16/11  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N)
02/18/11  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/11  Senate: Read third time
02/21/11  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/11  House: Enrolled
02/25/11  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2059ER)
02/26/11  House: Signed by Speaker
02/28/11  Senate: Signed by President
03/18/11  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 246 (effective 7/1/11)
03/18/11  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0246)