Friday, April 24, 2009
Kentucky Puts a Stop To ‘Cyberstalking’
Joined by Attorney General Jack Conway, Gov. Steve Beshear Thursday signed HB 315 sponsored by Rep. Johnny Bell and passed during the 2009 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. The new law includes measures to better protect Kentuckians from cyber crimes.
“This cyber-safety bill is a critical step toward protecting Kentuckians from the very real threats that come with 21st century innovations and toward helping to prevent further abuses of these technologies,” said Beshear. “Kentucky families will be safer because of this bill.”
Through this legislation it is unlawful to “cyberstalk,” which is defined as intentionally alarming, annoying, intimidating or harassing a person with no legitimate purpose through electronic communication. This bill also includes tougher regulations for sex offenders when they use electronic communication.
“House Bill 315 will bring Kentucky laws up-to-date with changes in technology,” Conway said.
“I would like to thank legislators for the bipartisan support of this bill and I appreciate Gov. Beshear signing the bill into law. ...I look forward to working with law enforcement officers and prosecutors to continue making Kentucky a safer place to live, work and raise a family.”