COMMITTEE REPORT

MADAM PRESIDENT:

    The Senate Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and Civil Matters, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 233, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

SOURCE: Page 1, line 11; (05)CR023301.1. -->     Page 1, line 11, delete "(b)." insert "(b) or (c).".
    Page 1, line 13, reset in roman "fourteen (14)".
    Page 1, line 13, delete "sixteen (16)".
    Page 1, line 14, reset in roman "fourteen".
    Page 1, line 15, reset in roman "(14)".
    Page 1, line 15, delete "sixteen (16)".
    Page 2, between lines 5 and 6, begin a new paragraph and insert:
    " (c) A person at least twenty-one (21) years of age who knowingly or intentionally solicits a child at least fourteen (14) years of age but less than sixteen (16) years of age, or an individual the person believes to be a child at least fourteen (14) years of age but less than sixteen (16) years of age, to engage in:
        (1) sexual intercourse;
        (2) deviate sexual conduct; or
        (3) any fondling or touching intended to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the older person;
commits child solicitation, a Class D felony. However, the offense is a Class C felony if it is committed by using a computer network (as defined in IC 35-43-2-3(a)).
".
    Page 2, line 6, strike "(c)" and insert " (d)".
    Page 2, line 8, after "(b)" insert " or (c)".
    (Reference is to SB 233 as introduced.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

Committee Vote: Yeas 9, Nays 0.

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    Long
Chairperson


CR023301/DI 106    2005