SALT LAKE CITY — A local lawmaker’s bill to tighten some of the language about sexual exploitation has passed the House.
HB 282 from Rep. Richard Greenwood, R-Roy, removes a loophole regarding pictures and what is considered sexually explicit. The measure addresses child pornography and sets specific guidelines on how the offense will be addressed.
Greenwood stressed the bill is not going to prohibit grandparents from taking pictures of their young grandchildren in the tub, but it does stress the penalties for “lascivious behavior” in photographs.
The bill passed unanimously and now advances to the Senate for further consideration.