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House Bill 1417


House Bill 1417

ARCHIVE (2000)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Statutory rape. Establishes the offense of statutory rape as a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that a person who engages in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct with an unemancipated child who is at least ten years younger than the person commits statutory rape. Requires a court to order a person convicted of statutory rape resulting in a pregnancy to pay restitution to the victim for any reasonable and necessary expenses relating to the pregnancy and childbirth. Specifies that the lack of a prosecution or conviction for statutory rape does not bar a person from initiating a paternity action and seeking child support and payment for expenses relating to the pregnancy and childbirth. Provides that consent to an adoption is not required from a biological father of a child born out of wedlock who: (1) was conceived as the result of a statutory rape; and (2) is the subject of an adoption.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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