The 2012 session of the Legislature isn’t an hour old yet, but a bill likely to become a water-cooler favorite has already made its debut:
H.B. 680, filed by state Rep. Pam Dickerson, D-Conyers, would make it a misdemeanor to Photoshop an unsuspecting – or heck, even suspecting – individual’s head on the nude or lewd body of another, and posting the image on the Internet.
Such an act would be a misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine or a year in the hoosegow. Read the details here.
There is a presumption in the legislation, of course, that the head would be the offended body part in these cases. No recourse would be offered to Matthew McConaughey’s torso if it suddenly should find itself topped with the head of Mitt Romney.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider