Louisiana SB 175

Issue: Non-Consensual Intimate Imagery

Latest Action: Signed by the Governor on June 28, 2023

The bill creates the crime of "unlawful deepfakes," which prohibits anyone who, with knowledge that material is a deepfake depicting another person, knowingly creates or possesses material that depicts a person engaging in sexual conduct.

The bill also prohibits "unlawful deepfakes involving minors" in Louisiana, which involves the creation or possession of any material depicting a minor engaging in sexual conduct using deepfake technology, and the advertisement, distribution, exhibition, exchange, promotion, or sale of any sexually explicit material depicting a minor using deepfake technology.

The penalties include imprisonment and large fines.

The bill becomes effective on August 1, 2023.

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Bill Status
  • Introduced
  • Passed First Committee
  • Passed First Chamber
  • Passed Both Committees
  • Passed Both Chambers
  • Enacted

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