Illegal Photography Bill Signed

Gov. Bill Haslam

Gov. Bill Haslam

It was a big day on Capitol Hill Thursday as Gov. Bill Haslam signed many new bills. One in particular deals with harsher punishment for people who take inappropriate pictures of others when they don’t know it.
House Bill 1448, sponsored by Rep. Mike Sparks, changes an existing law that deals with cases like what sportscaster Erin Andrews went through.
A man secretly recorded video of her through a peep hole while she was inside her Nashville hotel room.
The new measure gives judges the authority to put anyone convicted of unlawful photography on the sex offender registry list for up to 10 years.
House Bill 1448 goes into effect July 1.