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Gov. Christie Signs Bill That Shields Sexting Minors

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Minors in New Jersey who engage in sexting would not be placed on the state’s Megan’s Law registry.

Gov. Chris Christie signed the provision into law on Tuesday.

The measure also imposes a $30 a month fee on those convicted of sex offenses. The money would be used to cover the expense of supervising the offenders.

The bill would provide training for parole officers to determine if supervised sex offenders have illegally used electronic devices in violation of restrictions.

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