Elements of rape

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1176 authored by Rep. Negele and Rep. Errington regarding elements of rape. The bill provides that a person commits rape if: (1) the person engages in sexual activity with another person and the other person submits … [Read more...]

Statute of limitations

S.E.A. 109, P.L. 31 Effective: July 1, 2020 Provides that an otherwise barred offense may be commenced not later than five years from the earlier of the date on which: (1) the state first discovers DNA evidence sufficient to charge the offender; (2) the state first … [Read more...]

Sexual assault victims’ rights

S.E.A. 146, P.L. 58 Effective: July 1, 2020 Provides rights to sexual assault victims, including the right to: (1) speak with a victim advocate or victim service provider, if available, and a victims assistance or a social worker, if a victim advocate or victim … [Read more...]

Deposition of a child victim

S.E.A. 206, P.L. 62 Effective: March 18, 2020 Defines "child victim" as a child less than 16 years of age who is the victim of a sex offense and specifies that a child victim has the right to confer with a representative of the prosecuting attorney's office before … [Read more...]

Sexual assault victims’ rights

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 146 on sexual assault victims' rights sponsored by Reps. Schaibley and DeVon. The bill provides rights to sexual assault victims, including the right to speak with a sexual assault counselor before a forensic medical … [Read more...]

Depositions of children

For amend and vote, the House Judiciary Committee heard SB 206 on depositions of children, sponsored by Reps. Torr and Schaibley. The bill defines "deposition" to include interviews, recorded statements, and depositions; creates certain procedures and protections in a … [Read more...]

Statute of limitations

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 109 on statute of limitations sponsored by Reps. Steuerwald, Cherry, VanNatter, and Engleman.  The bill provides that an otherwise barred offense may be commenced not later than five years from the earlier of the … [Read more...]

Statute of limitations

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 109 on statute of limitations. The bill is authored by Sen. Crider and removes the statute of limitations for certain sex offenses that, under current law, must be charged before the victim reaches 31 years of … [Read more...]