SB 1480 Malicious impersonation by computer; penalty.
John S. Edwards | all patrons    ...    notes
| add to my profiles

Summary as introduced:
Digital impersonation; penalty. Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to knowingly and with malice impersonate a living individual without his authorization through the use of a computer and with the intent to defraud or injure that person in his reputation, trade, business, or profession. The bill provides that an impersonation is credible if a reasonable person would believe the defendant was in fact the person who was impersonated.

Full text:
01/17/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17104178D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/17/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17104178D
01/17/17  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/17  Senate: Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (5-Y 8-N 2-A)