Sex Offender Law Now Changed

ATLANTA (AP) - A bill that would prohibit registered sex offenders from photographing children without a parent's permission has passed the Georgia House.

Republican Rep. Ann Purcell of Rincon, who sponsored the bill, said the measure will clarify a state law adopted last year. It prohibits any individual from taking a photo of a minor without a parent's consent. Purcell said the law was intended to be aimed at sex offenders but could be applied to any person as it is now written.

For example, she said, a parent at their child's choir performance could be prosecuted for snapping photos of other children.

The bill passed 165-1 on Monday. It now goes to the Senate for a

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