Think nothing productive got done in Annapolis this session?
Well, consider this bit of legislation, championed by Del. Neil Quinter (D-Howard County), that passed April 10 and prohibits the practices of "upskirting" and "downblousing." The press release issued by Quinter's office April 11 sums up the bill as aimed at "perverts who . . . use small or concealed cameras, including cell phone cameras, cameras hidden in briefcases, and cameras hidden in shopping bags, to surreptitiously take photographic and video pictures up women's skirts and down their blouses," it says. Quinter is quoted in the release as saying, "Current Maryland law protects people from video peeping in private places, but I believe that up women's skirts and down their blouses are private places, too."
The press release notes that Quinter tried to get an "upskirting" legislation passed last session as well, but the Senate failed to bring the bill up for a vote before the session ended. H