The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU) opposes SB 726, which, as revised in the Senate, amends the electronic harassment statute, Md. Code, Crim. L. § 3-805, in ways that are clearly unconstitutional. The question posed by this bill is not whether harassment of children is a problem, but whether the means chosen in this bill, namely making a broad swath of online speech a crime, are a constitutional way of addressing it.  They are not.

Sponsors

Senators Zirkin, Brochin, Cassilly, Hough, Lee, Norman, Ramirez, Ready, and Smith

Status

Won: bill did not pass

Session

2018

Bill number

Position

Oppose

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