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Prohibit Sexual Act Without Consent

Concerning amending the elements of sexual assault to prohibit sexual misconduct without consent.
2022 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Under current law, sexual assault can be committed by means of sexual intrusion or penetration when the actor causes submission of the victim by means sufficient to cause submission against the victim's will. The act changes that element to when the actor causes sexual intrusion or sexual penetration knowing the victim does not consent.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/24/2022 Signed Act PDF
    03/18/2022 Final Act PDF
    03/14/2022 Rerevised PDF
    03/11/2022 Revised PDF
    02/22/2022 Reengrossed PDF
    02/18/2022 Engrossed PDF
    02/04/2022 Introduced PDF

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