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March 7, 2014

North Shore lawmakers support ‘upskirting’ legislation


Speliotis said the bill passed the House around 4 p.m. in an informal session, and then went to the Senate where it passed.

“The bottom line is it is very narrow in scope,” Speliotis said of the bill. “It addresses this one particular action, upskirting ... I am a little surprised it has not come to our attention a little sooner.”

Material from the Associated Press and The Salem News’ sister paper, The Eagle-Tribune, were used in this report.

Staff writer Ethan Forman can be reached at 978-338-2673, by email at or on Twitter at @DanverSalemNews.



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