Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Criminal Code of 1961 relating to unauthorized videotaping. Provides that it is unlawful for any person to knowingly videotape, photograph, or film another person or observe any videotape, photography, recording, or film of another person, without that person's consent if the videotaping, recording, or filming takes place in a dormitory room or suite or other private place, in addition to those currently listed, which include a restroom, tanning bed, tanning salon, locker room, changing room, or hotel bedroom. Increases the penalties for the offense.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that the offense of unauthorized videotaping consists of knowingly making a video record or transmission of live video made in violation of the statute (rather than videotaping, photographing, or filming). Exempts from a violation the making of a video record or transmission of live video in a locker room by a reporter or news medium, where the reporter or news medium has been granted access to the locker room by an appropriate authority for the purpose of conducting interviews. Provides that it is unlawful for any person to place or cause to be placed a device that makes a video record or transmits a live video in violation of the statute. Provides that it is unlawful for any person to, by any means, knowingly disseminate, or permit to be disseminated, a video record or live video that he or she knows to have been made or transmitted in violation of the statute. Establishes penalties for these violations.