Patrick Signs Bill: ‘Upskirting’ Now Illegal
By State House News Service March 7, 2014
BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick Friday said he had signed a bill rushed to his desk outlawing people from secretly photographing up a woman’s skirt or other similarly invasive acts.
There was a brief window — from Wednesday morning until Friday morning — when such activity was deemed not specifically against the law by the Supreme Judicial Court. The Legislature quickly fixed the loophole highlighted by the court, enacting a bill Thursday that attaches jail and prison time depending on whether it was committed against a child.
On his way into a Cabinet meeting, Patrick told reporters he had signed the bill into law.
Asked if he was surprised how fast the bill was passed, Patrick said, “It shows they can do it when they want to.”
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