This legislation will prohibit individuals from knowingly accessing, with the intent of viewing, child pornography on the internet.
Oneida County Assistant District Attorney says this law will help in closing some of the loop holes that exist in New York's current laws.
"A person's conviction for having child pornography in their temporary internet files could be overturned. In other words, what they looked at, not what they actually downloaded, and obviously, that is a loop hole," says Dawn Lupi, Assistant District Attorney.
Currently, a person who views child pornography on a website where the images are automatically embedded does not possess child pornography. If enacted, any individual purposely accessing a website will be committing a class E felony. Assemblymen say this bill is expected to pass later this week.