Lawmakers approve bill that would increase penalties for acts of public lewdness

State lawmakers have voted to increase penalties for people who commit acts of public lewdness in front of minors.



The bill creates a new charge of first-degree public lewdness if someone who is 19 years or older intentionally exposes intimate body parts in a lewd manner in front of anyone under the age of 16.



The lewdness bill will go to Gov. Cuomo and could take effect by Nov. 1.


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