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Someone in the House side gallery quipped as this bill was brought up, “Ah, the Eric Greitens bill.”

On a corner of E. Capitol Avenue and Madison Street.

Late this afternoon the House took up a bill on the subject of “private sexual images”, making the unauthorized distribution of those images by another party a class D felony. This practice is also known as “revenge porn”.

The bill, back from the Senate, was handled on the House floor by Representative Jim Neely (R):

Representative Jim Neely (R) – on the floor of the House – May 10, 2018.


House Communications @MOHOUSECOMM
HB 1558 (Private Sexual Images) has been Truly Agreed and Finally Passed by #MOHouse by a vote of 138-0.
3:50 PM – 10 May 2018

With no dissent.

The House discussed and voted on an emergency clause for the bill which would make the bill law immediately upon signing by the governor (or after a period, without his signature and without his veto). The discussion was about if the passed bill would be forwarded to the governor immediately. The Speaker took to the floor of the House to answer that inquiry.

Representative Jon Carpenter (D) – on the floor of the House – May 10, 2018.

Speaker Todd Richardson – on the floor of the House – May 10, 2018.

The answer appeared to be that it would.

The emergency clause passed without dissent:

House Communications @MOHOUSECOMM
Emergency Clause for HB 1558 (Private Sexual Images) has been adopted by #MOHouse by a vote of 138-0.
3:56 PM – 10 May 2018

Doe anyone think Eric Greitens (r) will sign this bill when (or if he’s still governor) it reaches him?


Jefferson City: it’s not working (May 8, 2018)

Jefferson City: well, that was interesting (May 8, 2018)

Jefferson City: “Carthago delenda est” – HCS SB 743 (May 9, 2018)

Jefferson City: hold that board open – HCS SS SCS SBS 603, 576 & 899 (May 10, 2018)