Legislature Advances Bill to Ban "Upskirting"

Nebraska lawmakers have taken a first step toward making it a criminal offense to take pictures up a woman's skirt. The Judiciary Committee advanced the measure on Wednesday for debate in the full Legislature. The bill would make it a misdemeanor to shoot photographs or film of body parts that are not generally visible to the public without a person's knowledge and consent. Subsequent violations would be a felony. Cell phones and small cameras are commonly used for "upskirting." Sen. Amanda McGill of Lincoln, the bill's introducer, says the problem has become more prevalent with changes in technology.