BILL NO. 187
2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
57 Elizabeth II, 2008
Child Pornography Reporting ActCHAPTER 35 OF THE ACTS OF 2008
The Honourable Cecil P. Clarke
Minister of Justice
First Reading: October 30, 2008 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)
Second Reading: November 13, 2008
Third Reading: November 20, 2008
Royal Assent: November 25, 2008
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
3 Every person who reasonably believes that a representation or material is child pornography shall promptly report to a reporting entity any information, whether or not it is confidential or privileged, that the person has respecting the representation or material.
6 Where, after reviewing a report made to it pursuant to Section 3, a reporting entity that is not a law enforcement agency reasonably believes that the representation or material is child pornography, the reporting entity shall report the matter to a law enforcement agency and take any further action as may be set out in the regulations.
7 (1) Every person who contravenes Section 3 is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than two thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or to both.
8 Every person who falsely and maliciously reports to a reporting entity that a representation or material is child pornography is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than two thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or to both.
10 Subsection 4A(2) of Chapter 5 of the Acts of 1993, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, as enacted by Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1999 (Second Session) and amended by Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2004, is further amended by adding immediately after clause (a) the following clause:
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