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Under SB 1196, a person operating a web address or computer network in connection with certain offenses related to prostitution, trafficking, or other similar sex crimes would be considered as maintaining a common nuisance.
Exemptions would be provided provided for people and entities such as internet service providers, email hosting companies, a search engine operator, and other such basic internet services.
This bill would establish a process
for an individual, the attorney general, or a city, county, or district
attorney to file a suit to declare that a person operating a web address or
computer network is maintaining a common nuisance.
A judicial finding of a common nuisance under this bill would entitle the attorney general to notify internet service providers, hosting companies, or device manufacturers about the finding, or they may post the judicial finding on the attorney general’s website.
This bill also allows for
the abatement of maintaining this common nuisance under the same procedure as
other common nuisances.