Sexting bill passes another House committee

By Clay Thorp

CRAIG PRESS

A state bill that seeks to close a gap allowing adults to “sext” or send sexually explicit text messages to minors passed the Colorado House’s Judiciary Committee late Thursday night, March 14.

In an email Friday, the bill’s sponsor Rep. Matt Soper (R-Delta) said HB19-1030 is heading “to the House floor for a second reading where all 65 members of the House of Representatives will have the opportunity to weigh in on the bill.”

Soper said the bill will need at least 33 votes in the House before it can go to the Colorado Senate where Sen. Bob Rankin (R-Carbondale) and Senator Rachel Zenzinger (D-Arvada) will help lead a bipartisan effort to guide the bill through the Senate.

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