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Senate Bill 0042


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Senate Bill 0042

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF SB42 (Updated February 15, 2007 2:49 pm - DI 84)

Federal sex offender bill. Adds: (1) promoting prostitution as a Class B felony; (2) promotion of human trafficking if the victim is less than 18 years of age; (3) sexual trafficking of a minor; (4) human trafficking if the victim is less than 18 years of age; and (5) possession of child pornography as a first offense; to the list of offenses requiring a person to register as a sex offender. Specifies that registration as a sex offender is not required for: (1) a parent or guardian who is convicted of kidnapping or confining a child of the parent or a child over whom the guardian has guardianship; or (2) a person convicted of sexual misconduct with a minor as a Class C felony if the person is not more than four years older than the victim and the court finds that the person should not be required to register. Specifies that, for purposes of the child pornography statute, a person may not possess certain material describing sexual conduct by a child: (1) the person knows is less than 16 years of age; or (2) who appears to be less than 16 years of age. Removes the lifetime registration requirement for sexual battery as a Class D felony, and imposes the standard ten year registration requirement. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the sentencing policy study committee.)
    Current Status:
     In Committee - 2nd House
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