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"Revenge Porn" Bill Heads to the N.H. Governor

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A bill aimed at cracking down on people who put sexually explicit photos of a person online without his or her consent in New Hampshire is now heading to the Governor.

On Wednesday the full House passed the measure through a voice vote – something the full Senate did last month.  

Under the bill, those found to have participated in the practice of so-called “revenge porn” will be charged with a felony. 

The sponsor of the bill, Sen. Jeff Woodburn, applauded the bill's passage, adding that with the advancement of technology there needs to be protections against this practice.

Gov. Maggie Hassan has said she will sign the measure into law, making New Hampshire one of 27 states that have passed similar measures. 

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