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House Bill 1053


House Bill 1053

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF HB 1053 (Updated April 26, 2013 1:21 pm - DI 106)


Sex offenses and sex offenders. Requires the department of correction to remove from the public portal of the sex offender registry the information relating to a sex or violent offender who is deceased or no longer required to register. Adds the vehicle identification number of the vehicle owned or regularly operated by the offender to the information required for sex offender registration, requires an offender to report certain information changes within 72 hours, and provides that an offender's driver's license or identification card must contain the offender's current address and physical description. Provides that an offender who is scheduled to move must register in the appropriate location within 72 hours. Removes the requirement that a local law enforcement authority contact offenders by mail and permits local law enforcement authorities to contact the offenders in a manner approved by the department of correction. Makes it possession of child pornography, a Class D felony, for a person to knowingly or intentionally possess certain items that: (1) depict or describe sexual conduct by a child who the person knows is less than 18 years of age or who appears to be less than 18 years of age; and (2) lack serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. Makes knowingly or intentionally: (1) sending or bringing into Indiana obscene matter for sale or distribution; or (2) offering to distribute, distributing, or exhibiting to another person obscene matter; a Class D felony instead of a Class A misdemeanor if the obscene matter depicts or describes sexual conduct involving any person who is or appears to be under 18 years of age. Makes knowingly or intentionally engaging in, participating in, managing, producing, sponsoring, presenting, exhibiting, photographing, filming, or videotaping any obscene performance a Class D felony instead of a Class A misdemeanor if the obscene performance depicts or describes sexual conduct involving any person who is or appears to be under 18 years of age. Merges, effective July 1, 2014, the offense of criminal deviate conduct into the crime of rape and repeals the criminal deviate conduct statute. Increases the sexual assault victims fee to a range between $500 and $5,000. (Under current law, the fee ranges from $250 to $1,000.) Adds: (1) promotion of human trafficking; (2) promotion of human trafficking of a minor; (3) sexual trafficking of a minor; and (4) human trafficking; to the offenses for which a convicted individual is required to pay the sexual assault victims fee. Makes conforming amendments and technical corrections. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the criminal law and sentencing policy study committee.)
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