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Walker Signs Legislation Criminalizing Upskirt Photos

Governor Walker signed legislation Wednesday making 'upskirt' photos a felony. 
The legislation described 'upskirt' as individuals who knowingly install or use a device to intentionally view, broadcast, or record under the outer clothing of another individual; or to view another body part of an individual that is not otherwise visible without that individuals’ consent.  
Under current law, the crime of invasion of privacy is a Class A misdemeanor.  This bill specifically prohibits such activity and makes it punishable as a Class I felony. 
Authored by Representative Jim Ott (R – Mequon) and Senator Alberta Darling (R – River Hills), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote.  
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