TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Legislation to keep teens from being charged with sex crimes for sending nude pictures to each other unanimously passed the state Senate today.
The House passed the bill last week.
The sexting bill comes in response to reports of Florida teens having to register as sex offenders after being caught with nude pictures of their friends on their phones and computers.
Republican State Senator Ronda Storms of Brandon voted for the bill and asked members to warn their children about taking compromising photos. "We have had incidents where children, teenagers and preteens have committed suicide because of what has happened to them with this so I just really encourage members and members of the audience and the general public to have the conversation with your children."
The bill now goes to Governor Rick Scott.