20% Of AZ teens admit to sexting; What House committee is doing

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PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona House committee delayed a vote on a bill targeting sexting.

Prosecutors hope the measure would make young people think twice before sending nude pictures of themselves to their friends or significant others.

The bill would make it a misdemeanor for minors to send or keep such images. It would also target images passed around among young people other than the intended recipient.

House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Adam Driggs said Thursday he would hold the bill until next week after lawmakers raised concerns about how the law would be applied.

Currently, prosecutors can only charge sexting teens with breaking felony child-pornography laws that would require them to register as sex offenders.

The bill has already passed the Senate.