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Bill seeks to discourage sexting

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky House has passed a bill that
could result in fines and community service for teenagers caught
sending nude photos via cell phones or online.
The measure, which passed 99-0 on Wednesday, is aimed at
cracking down on the problem of sexting - the sharing of sexually
explicit photos or videos by cell phone or online.
Rep. Martha Jane King, the bill's lead sponsor, said teenagers
aren't aware of the severity of what they're doing when they engage
in sexting.
King said the measure will allow judges to fine minors $100 and
order them to perform community service for first-offense sexting.
The measure now goes to the Senate.
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The legislation is House Bill 143.

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