HB1350 - CHEMICAL CASTRATION - Howerton, Jim
HB1350 MAKES CHEMICAL CASTRATION A SENTENCING OPTION FOR CERTAIN SEXUAL OFFENDERS.
Sponsor: Howerton, Jim (120) Effective Date:00/00/00
CoSponsor: LR Number:2909-01
Last Action: 03/11/98 - Public Hearing Held (H)
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HB 1350 -- Chemical Castration

Sponsor:  Howerton

This bill makes medroxyprogesterone acetate treatment, commonly
known as chemical castration, a sentencing option for certain
sexual offenders.  The treatment program will be overseen by the
Department of Corrections.

The bill:

(1)  Allows the sentencing court on the first offense of a
sexual offender or predatory sexual offender convicted of a
Chapter 566, RSMo., sexual offense, to order the offender as a
condition of parole, to undergo chemical castration and
counseling at the discretion of the Board of Probation and
Parole;

(2)  Requires the sentencing court on a second or subsequent
offense of a sexual offender or predatory sexual offender
convicted of a chapter 566, RSMo., sexual offense, and the
victim was less than 13 years of age, to order the offender,
upon parole, to undergo chemical castration and counseling;

(3)  Requires the sentencing court on a third offense of a
sexual offender or predatory sexual offender convicted of a
chapter 566, RSMo., sexual offense to order the offender, upon
parole, to undergo chemical castration and counseling;

(4)  Requires the parolee to begin the chemical castration
process one week prior to release from confinement and to
continue the treatments until the Parole Board deems the
treatments no longer necessary;

(5)  Allows the court to refuse to apply the chemical castration
process to a statutory rape offender where the offender is less
than 18 years of age if the victim consented to the act; and

(6)  Prohibits the early release of an offender due to an
agreement to undergo the chemical treatment.


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