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Florida Senate votes to ban child-like sex dolls

Posted: 2:07 PM, Apr 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-03 14:07:53-04
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Possessing, selling or displaying a child-like sex doll could soon be illegal in Florida.

The Senate unanimously passed a bill without debate to outlaw child-like sex dolls. It took less than a minute to take up and pass the bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Lauren Book.

A legislative analysis of the bill said that child-like sex dolls imported from China, Japan and Hong Kong are becoming increasingly prevalent in the United States. It said there are no other laws in the United States banning the dolls.

The Florida bill would make it a first-degree misdemeanor to possess, give away, advertise, sell or display the dolls. A second offense would be a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

A House version of the bill has one committee stop before being considered by the full chamber.