Howard Troxler on proposal to revise Florida's laws on obscenity
Howard Troxler: Let us turn our attention to House Bill 385, filed for the upcoming session of our state Legislature. It is a proposal to revise Florida's laws on obscenity. The gist of the bill is to add the term "simulated" to the definition of "sexual conduct" in our obscenity law. Specifically, the bill addresses: • Actual or simulated "lewd exhibition" of, shall we say, personal areas. (The law itself is more explicit; feel free to take your own tour of Florida Statutes, Chapter 847.) • Actual or simulated "physical contact with a person's clothed or unclothed" pelvic area, bottom or female breasts in a sexual context. • Actual or simulated actions that would otherwise be defined as sexual battery under Florida law. Well! Read the entire column here.