February 2024 Maryland General Assembly Testimony

February 21, 2024

On Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, the Maryland General Assembly's Judiciary Committee held a meeting to discuss several bills, including HB1062 from Delegate Lesley Lopez. This bill would criminalize the non-consensual distribution of digitally altered or generated sexually explicit images, with provisions for victim protection, penalties for offenders, and respect for free speech rights.

The Center for AI Policy's Executive Director, Jason Green-Lowe, testified in support of HB1062 at the committee meeting. A video of the testimony is available here (starting at 4:25:05), and a text copy is available here.

From left to right: Jason Green-Lowe, Maryland Delegate Lesley Lopez (District 39, Montgomery County), Lisae C. Jordan (Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault), Melanie Shapiro (Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence)