First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


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    HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1324



     AN ACT concerning child molesting.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

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    SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011] (a) The general assembly urges the legislative council to assign the topics of child molesting and child solicitation to an existing study committee for study, including whether to elevate the offense of:
        (1) child molesting from a Class C felony to a Class B felony if the child is compelled to submit to the fondling or touching by force or the threat of force; and
        (2) child solicitation:
            (A) from a Class D felony to a Class C felony if a person solicits a child and performs an overt act demonstrating an intent to physically meet the child;
            (B) from a Class C felony to a Class B felony if a person solicits a child by means of a computer and performs an overt act demonstrating an intent to physically meet the child;
and
            (C) to a Class A felony if a person solicits a child by means of a computer and
has a previous conviction for soliciting a child by means of a computer.
    (b) If the topics of child molesting and child solicitation are assigned to an existing study committee under subsection (a), the study committee shall issue a final report to the legislative council containing the study committee's findings and recommendations,

including any recommended legislation concerning the topics, not later than November 1, 2011.
    (c) This SECTION expires December 31, 2011.


HEA 1324 _ Concur

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