Lincoln, NE (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers are one step closer to making it a criminal offense to take pictures up a woman's skirt.
The Judiciary Committee advanced the measure on Wednesday for debate in the full Legislature.
The bill would make it a misdemeanor to shoot photographs or film of body parts that are not generally visible to the public without a person's knowledge and consent. Subsequent violations would be a felony.
Cell phones and small cameras are commonly used for "upskirting."
Sen. Amanda McGill of Lincoln, the bill's introducer, says the problem has become more prevalent with changes in technology.
The bill is LB1034
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