Senate Bill No. 1312

Public Act No. 99-113

An Act Concerning the Use of a Computer to Entice a Minor to Engage in Sexual Activity.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

(NEW) (a) A person is guilty of enticing a minor when such person uses an interactive computer service to knowingly persuade, induce, entice or coerce any person under sixteen years of age to engage in prostitution or sexual activity for which the actor may be charged with a criminal offense. For purposes of this section, "interactive computer service" means any information service, system or access software provider that provides or enables computer access by multiple users to a computer server, including specifically a service or system that provides access to the Internet and such systems operated or services offered by libraries or educational institutions.

(b) Enticing a minor is a class A misdemeanor for a first offense, a class D felony for a second offense and a class C felony for any subsequent offense.

Approved June 3, 1999