Members of the Kentucky House Judiciary Committee today unanimously voted Attorney General Jack Conway and Representative Johnny Bell's cyber safety legislation out of committee. It will now be presented to the full Kentucky House of Representatives.
"Rep. Bell and I appreciate the fact that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle joined us in support this legislation," AG Conway said. "I know Republicans and Democrats agree these measures will help protect Kentucky kids and crack down on criminals trying to harm our children."
Conway and Bell unveiled House Bill 367 this morning, which will help keep Kentucky families safe by strengthening laws prohibiting child predators and amending Kentucky's stalking statute to include cyber stalking.
Members of the Louisville Metro Police Department's Crimes Against Children Unit, McCracken County Sherriff Jon Hayden, and Warren County Commonwealth's Attorney and President of the Commonwealth's Attorneys Association Chris Cohron joined General Conway and Rep. Bell in a show of support at the House Judiciary Committee meeting. Mark Neblett also witnessed the vote. His teenage daughter, Rachel, committed suicide after being stalked and bullied on the Internet.
House Bill 367
House Bill 367 contains the following provisions to strengthen or amend current Kentucky laws:
Photo: Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Representative Johnny Bell testify about Cyber Security Bill.