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First Substitute H.B. 10

This document includes Senate Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 3:20 PM by lpoole. --> This document includes Senate 2nd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 3:06 PM by lpoole. -->

Senator John L. Valentine proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
SEX OFFENSE AMENDMENTS

             2     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Richard A. Greenwood

             5     
Senate Sponsor: John L. Valentine

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Criminal Code regarding sexual offenses against children who are
             10      16 or 17 years of age.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    changes the offense of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor who is 16 or 17 years
             14      of age to provide that the offense applies to a defendant who knowingly,
             15      intentionally, or recklessly commits specific sexual acts with the minor and the
             16      defendant is seven or more years older, but fewer than 10 years older than the
             17      victim; and
             18          .    modifies the provision regarding mistake regarding victim's age to provide that it is
             19      not a defense to the crime of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor who is 16 or 17
             20      years of age, that the actor mistakenly believed the victim to be 18 years of age or
             21      older at the time of the alleged offense, if the actor is 10 or more years older than
             22      the victim.
             23      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             24          None
             25      Other Special Clauses:


             26           S. [ None ] This bill provides an immediate effective date. .S
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             28      AMENDS:
             29          76-2-304.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 149
             30          76-5-401.2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 275
             31     
             32      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             33          Section 1. Section 76-2-304.5 is amended to read:
             34           76-2-304.5. Mistake as to victim's age not a defense.
             35          (1) It is not a defense to the crime of child kidnaping, a violation of Section
             36      76-5-301.1 ; rape of a child, a violation of Section 76-5-402.1 ; object rape of a child, a violation
             37      of Section 76-5-402.3 ; sodomy upon a child, a violation of Section 76-5-403.1 ; or sexual abuse
             38      of a child, a violation of Section 76-5-404.1 ; or aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a violation
             39      of Subsection 76-5-404.1 (4); or an attempt to commit any of those offenses, that the actor
             40      mistakenly believed the victim to be 14 years of age or older at the time of the alleged offense
             41      or was unaware of the victim's true age.
             42          (2) It is not a defense to the crime of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, a violation
             43      of Section 76-5-401 , sexual abuse of a minor, a violation of Section 76-5-401.1 , or an attempt
             44      to commit either of these offenses, that the actor mistakenly believed the victim to be 16 years
             45      of age or older at the time of the alleged offense or was unaware of the victim's true age.
             46          (3) It is not a defense to the crime of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, a violation
             47      of Section 76-5-401.2 (2)(a)(ii) that the actor mistakenly believed the victim to be 18 years of
             48      age or older at the time of the alleged offense or was unaware of the victim's true age.
             49          Section 2. Section 76-5-401.2 is amended to read:
             50           76-5-401.2. Unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 or 17 year old.
             51          (1) As used in this section, "minor" means a person who is 16 years of age or older, but
             52      younger than 18 years of age, at the time the sexual conduct described in Subsection (2)
             53      occurred.
             54          (2) (a) A person commits unlawful sexual conduct with a minor if, under
             55      circumstances not amounting to an offense listed under Subsection (3), S. [ an actor ] a person .S
             55a      who is [10 or
             56      more]:


             57          (i) seven or more years older but less than 10 years older than the minor at the time of
             58      the sexual conduct[:] S. [knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly] .S engages in any conduct listed in
             59      Subsection (2)(b) S. , and the person knew or reasonably should have known the age of the
             59a      minor .S ; or
             60          (ii) 10 or more years older than the minor at the time of the sexual conduct and engages
             61      in any conduct listed in Subsection (2)(b).
             62          (b) As used in Subsection (2)(a), "sexual conduct" refers to when the person:
             63          [(a)] (i) has sexual intercourse with the minor;
             64          [(b)] (ii) engages in any sexual act with the minor involving the genitals of one person
             65      and the mouth or anus of another person, regardless of the sex of either participant;
             66          [(c)] (iii) causes the penetration, however slight, of the genital or anal opening of the
             67      minor by any foreign object, substance, instrument, or device, including a part of the human
             68      body, with the intent to cause substantial emotional or bodily pain to any person or with the
             69      intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, regardless of the sex of any
             70      participant; or
             71          [(d)] (iv) touches the anus, buttocks, or any part of the genitals of the minor, or touches
             72      the breast of a female minor, or otherwise takes indecent liberties with the minor, or causes a
             73      minor to take indecent liberties with the actor or another person, with the intent to cause
             74      substantial emotional or bodily pain to any person or with the intent to arouse or gratify the
             75      sexual desire of any person regardless of the sex of any participant.
             76          (3) The offenses referred to in Subsection (2) are:
             77          (a) (i) rape, in violation of Section 76-5-402 ;
             78          (ii) object rape, in violation of Section 76-5-402.2 ;
             79          (iii) forcible sodomy, in violation of Section 76-5-403 ;
             80          (iv) forcible sexual abuse, in violation of Section 76-5-404 ; or
             81          (v) aggravated sexual assault, in violation of Section 76-5-405 ; or
             82          (b) an attempt to commit any offense under Subsection (3)(a).
             83          (4) A violation of Subsection [(2)(a), (b), or (c)] (2)(b)(i), (ii), or (iii) is a third degree
             84      felony.
             85          (5) A violation of Subsection [(2)(d)] (2)(b)(iv) is a class A misdemeanor.
             85a           S. Section 3. Effective date.
             85b          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             85c      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             85d      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             85e      the date of veto override. .S


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