The Improper Photography or Visual Recording Law was passed into law by the Texas Legislature. A judicial opinion has been handed down citing “freedom of speech” violations, thus gutting the intent of the legislation by ruling it unconstitutional. This ruling leaves citizens vulnerable to this crime.
The Fourth Court of Appeals in Bexar County, Texas, ruled that the Improper Photography or Visual Recording Law was unconstitutional in 2013 because the statute substantially restricted the First Amendment, freedom of speech. Because of this ruling, Texas is not protecting the victims of this crime but instead protecting the criminal. Women and children, as well as men, should be able to go out in public without feeling that they are not protected by the law.
The Texas Government must make the Improper Photography or Visual Recording Law constitutional to protect its citizens.
We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge the leaders to act now to in making this law constitutional.