Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday vetoed legislation that would have increased the fine for secretly photographing someone in a private place such as a dressing room and distributing the images.
The proposal, Senate Bill 784 by Sen. Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton), was intended to deter the type of "body shaming" that occurs when someone mocks another person's appearance by surreptitiously taking pictures of them.
Brown, however, said that current law "already provides sufficient criminal and civil liability."
"I don't believe the additional $1,000 called for in this bill does anything to deter this type of conduct," he wrote in his veto message. "The underlying crime — the recording of the image — is already punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine."