State bill lumps sex crimes together
Wednesday, April 12th 2006, 4:54 AM CDT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state senator's plan to provide the death penalty for repeat sex predators is lumped into a bill that also outlaws ``drive-by pornography.''
A parent convicted of child sexual abuse also could be punished by execution or life without parole under the bill approved yesterday by the House Corrections and Public Safety Committee.
State Representative Fred Morgan is author of the measure that takes aim at sex offenders.
One provision in the bill by the Oklahoma City Republican would make it against the law for pornography to be shown on a television or other viewing screen inside or on a motor vehicle.
The penalty for violating the provision would be a misdemeanor and a fine of up to 500 dollars.
Earlier Tuesday, the state Senate inserted into a separate bill Senator John Gumm's earlier proposal to authorize the death penalty for repeat child molesters.