SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1633
92ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES BRUNS (Sponsor), DEEKEN AND CRAWFORD (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time March 4, 2004, and copies ordered printed.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 573.037, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to possession of child pornography, with a penalty provision.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 573.037, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 573.037, to read as follows:
573.037. 1. A person commits the crime of possession of child pornography if, knowing of its content and character, such person possesses any obscene material that has a child as one of its participants or portrays what appears to be a child as an observer or participant of sexual conduct.
2. Possession of child pornography is a class [A misdemeanor unless the person has pleaded guilty to or has been found guilty of an offense under this section, in which case it is a class] D felony.