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The Committee on the Judiciary moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Com. Sub. for S. B. 740 -- “A Bill to amend and reenact §61-8-28 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §61-8C-1 of said code, and to add thereto a new section designated §61-8C-2a, all relating to prohibiting the use of certain manipulated images; prohibiting deep fake images for the nonconsensual disclosure of private intimate images; prohibiting the unlawful depiction of deep fake images of nude or partially nude minors or minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct; establishing such conduct as criminal offenses, subject to criminal penalties; creating a new criminal offense of manipulating a photograph, image, video clip, movie, or similar recording containing sexually explicit conduct by the insertion thereof of a visual image of an actual minor so as to create the appearance that it is a minor engaged in the sexually explicit conduct; defining terms; clarifying that the offense is separate and distinct from any other offense; and establishing criminal penalties.”