SB1016 clarifies the definition of child pornography to include any visual depiction or individual image stored or contained in any format on any medium.
The measure clarifies that each visual depiction or individual image constitutes a separate item and multiple copies of the same identical material shall be counted as a separate item. It also clarifies the definition of obscene material to include material stored on solid state storage, CD or DVD.
The bill authorizes the Director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to enter into local cooperative agreements with local law enforcement officers to appoint Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) Affiliate Reserve Agents.
These reserve officers will investigate Internet crimes committed against children, including child pornography, solicitation of minors for pornography, prostitution and sex-related offenses.
ICAC Affiliate Task Force Agents shall have general peace officer powers and the authority to arrest persons throughout the state for the purpose of investigating Internet crimes committed against children including, but not limited to, offenses related to child pornography, solicitation of minors for pornography, prostitution or sex-related offenses. ICAC Affiliate Task Force Agents shall promote safe Internet use among children and parents of children by various media or printed-material campaigns or by offering educational programs to schools or communities throughout Oklahoma.
The bill passed the OK Senate by a 43 to 0 vote and has passed committee in the house.