Florida Wants to Make Video Voyeurism 3rd-Degree Felony

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House could vote this week on a bill that increases the charges related to the crime known as “video voyeurism.”

The House on Tuesday rolled the bill (SB 436) to a third reading. That means it will be available for a final vote this week before the legislative session ends on Friday. The Senate already approved the measure.

The bill increases video voyeurism offenses that are now first-degree misdemeanors to third-degree felonies. It also increases current third-degree felony video voyeurism offenses to second-degree felonies.

Video voyeurism is the secret recording of another person while naked or in some state of undress. A high-profile case last year involved a man charged with recording tanning-bed customers.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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