- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

DENVER (AP) - Companies that post people’s mug shots online for profit would be subject to criminal penalties in Colorado under a bill advanced by state lawmakers.

The proposal unanimously cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday. The bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Lucia Guzman would make it illegal to obtain mug shots with the purpose of publishing them to charge for their removal. Violators would be committing a misdemeanor punishable by up to a $1,000 fine.

The bill has already cleared the House, but it’s been changed substantially. As introduced, the bill would’ve required commercial websites to remove people’s mug shots, at their request, if they were never convicted of the crime for which they were arrested.

Georgia and Utah have passed laws that address the same issue.


Read the Bill:

House Bill 47: https://goo.gl/kMNJ0b

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