DISSEMINATING INDECENT MATERIALS TO MINORS

LAWS OF NEW YORK, 2007
CHAPTER 8

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to disseminating indecent
material to minors

Became a law March 19, 2007, with the approval of the Governor.
Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
bly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 235.22 of the penal law, as added
by chapter 600 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
1. knowing the character and content of the communication which, in
whole or in part, depicts or describes, either in words or images actual
or simulated nudity, sexual conduct or sado-masochistic abuse, and which
is harmful to minors, he intentionally uses any computer communication
system allowing the input, output, examination or transfer, of computer
data or computer programs from one computer to another, to initiate or
engage in such communication with a person who is a minor; and
§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

The Legislature of the STATE OF NEW YORK ss:
Pursuant to the authority vested in us by section 70-b of the Public
Officers Law, we hereby jointly certify that this slip copy of this
session law was printed under our direction and, in accordance with such
section, is entitled to be read into evidence.

JOSEPH L. BRUNO
Temporary President of the Senate
SHELDON SILVER
Speaker of the Assembly