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Cybercrime Changes

Concerning cybercrime, and, in connection therewith, criminalizing using a computer to engage in prostitution of a minor, criminalizing skimming payment cards, making changes to the penalty structure for cybercrime, and making an appropriation.
2018 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Telecommunications & Information Technology
Bill Summary

Cybercrime - new offenses - appropriation. The act changes the name of the crime of computer crime to "cybercrime". The act makes soliciting, arranging, or offering to arrange a situation in which a minor may engage in prostitution, by means of using a computer, computer network, computer system, or any part thereof, a cybercrime. The act makes stealing the information from a credit card magnetic strip or placing different information on a credit card magnetic strip without permission and with the intent to defraud a cybercrime. The act eliminates the class 1 petty offense for cybercrime.

The act appropriates from the general fund to the department of corrections:

  • For the 2019-20 state fiscal year, $22,072;
  • For the 2020-21 state fiscal year, $34,672;
  • For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $39,344; and
  • For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $39,344.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details