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Clarifying Rape From Sexual Assault At Sentencing

Concerning a requirement that the court make a finding of rape if it finds that an act of sexual intrusion or sexual penetration occurred.
2018 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

At the sentencing hearing for a defendant convicted of a crime in which an element of the crime is an act of sexual intrusion or sexual penetration, the court shall make specific findings of fact regarding the act. If the court finds that an act of sexual intrusion or sexual penetration occurred, the court shall enter a finding of rape and shall state the finding on the record.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. A. Benavidez, Rep. D. Michaelson Jenet
Sen. R. Fields



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