AUSTIN, Texas — Leaders with a popular dating app are backing a bill that could make sending inappropriate pictures a crime.

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Representatives with Bumble say they're in full support of Texas Bill 2789.

This would make it a class C misdemeanor to send unwanted sexual messages via text, on social media or dating apps, with a fine of up to $500.

Bumble executives worked with State Representative Morgan Meyer to file the bill.

"Time and time again we hear stories of this sort of harassment, and it's time for a solution," Rep. Meyer said on Monday.

"This is becoming a bigger issue among our teenagers and young adults, and while it seems less egregious since done over text or email, we must establish that this is not acceptable by making it a punishable offense."