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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: May 31, 2023 03:00 PM
From: Representative Robert E. Merski and Rep. Chris Pielli
To: All House members
Subject: Unauthorized Dissemination of Artificially Generated Impersonations or Deepfakes
A quick google search reveals an overabundance of concerning headlines about artificial intelligence (AI) and deepfakes, including, Microsoft’s new AI can simulate anyone’s voice with 3 seconds of audio; AI-generated deepfakes are moving faster than policy can; Deepfaking it: America's 2024 election collides with AI boom; It’s Getting Harder to Spot a Deep Fake Video.
As the use of AI becomes more widespread and AI itself continues to evolve and become more advanced, it is incumbent upon us to take proactive measures to confront the spread of disinformation and protect individuals from having artificially generated replicas of themselves disseminated without their consent or, worse yet, used for nefarious purposes. 
For this reason, we will be introducing legislation to define the offense of the unauthorized dissemination of an artificially generated impersonation of an individual. This legislation will make it a first-degree misdemeanor for a person to disseminate an AI or computer-generated impersonation of an individual, that they know or have reason to know is an AI or computer-generated impersonation, without the consent of that individual. Further, if the dissemination is done with the intent to defraud or injure another person, the offense would be graded as a third-degree felony.  
Please join us in supporting this legislation.

Introduced as HB1373