To combat constantly evolving computer crime, Arizona Attorney General Janet Napolitano is proposing a cybercrime law that would create new offenses, increase some existing penalties, and make it easier to track criminal activity over the internet.

Sen. Marc Spitzer, R-Phoenix, and Rep. John Verkamp, R-Flagstaff, who chair the Legislature's judiciary committees, have agreed to sponsor the bill.

"We had cases where we had gaps," Napolitano said during a Dec. 8 news conference in which she outlined her goals for the next legislative session. "This would be a major advancement for criminal justice in the state of Arizona."


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