HB1987 Changes certain sexual offenses against children.
Sponsor: Rizzo, Henry C. (40) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: Gaw, Steve (22) LR Number: 4464L.01I
Last Action: COMMITTEE: PUBLIC SAFETY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
03/07/2000 - Public Hearing Held (H)
HB1987
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HB 1987 -- Sexual Offenses Against Children

Co-Sponsors:  Rizzo, Gaw, Kissell, Monaco, Bonner, Parker,
Riley, Barry, Scheve

This bill adds to the definition of "statutory sodomy" the act
of causing a person less than 14 to have deviate sexual
intercourse with an animal or other person.

Currently, first degree child molestation includes subjecting a
child less than 12 to sexual contact.  The bill modifies this
provision by raising the age of the child to 14, as well as
adding several new acts to the crime.  Child molestation in the
first degree is expanded to include the solicitation of a person
12 or younger to have sexual contact and the invitation or
attempt to persuade a child less than 14 to enter a vehicle,
building, room, or secluded place with the intent to commit an
unlawful act with the child.  Child molestation in the first
degree is generally a class C felony.

Child molestation in the second degree is currently the act of
subjecting a child who is 12 or 13 to sexual contact.  The bill
raises this age to at least 14 but less than 16, as well as
adding the act of soliciting a child who is at least 14 but less
than 16 to have sexual contact and inviting or attempting to
persuade a child at least 14 but less than 16 to enter any
vehicle, building, room, or secluded place with the intent to
commit an unlawful act with the child.  Child molestation in the
second degree is generally a class A misdemeanor.


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