HB558 (2005) Detail

Relative to the circumstances constituting sexual assault.


CHAPTER 290

HB 558 – FINAL VERSION

30Mar2005… 0584h

06/09/05 1747s

29Jun2005… 2068cofc

2005 SESSION

05-0565

04/09

HOUSE BILL 558

AN ACT relative to the circumstances constituting sexual assault.

SPONSORS: Rep. Knowles, Straf 6; Rep. Gile, Merr 10; Rep. Gilbert, Rock 12; Rep. Tholl, Coos 2; Sen. Estabrook, Dist 21; Sen. Roberge, Dist 9

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

ANALYSIS

This bill expands the scope of the sexual assault statute by redefining the circumstances constituting sexual contact.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

30Mar2005… 0584h

06/09/05 1747s

29Jun2005… 2068cofc

05-0565

04/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to the circumstances constituting sexual assault.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

290:1 Sexual Assault and Offenses; Sexual Assault. Amend RSA 632-A:4, I-II to read as follows:

I. A person is guilty of a class A misdemeanor under any of the following circumstances:

(a) When the actor subjects another person who is 13 years of age or older to sexual contact under any of the circumstances named in RSA 632-A:2.

(b) When the actor subjects another person, other than the actor’s legal spouse, who is 13 years of age or older and under 16 years of age to sexual contact where the age difference between the actor and the other person is 5 years or more.

[(b)] (c) In the absence of any of the circumstances set forth in RSA 632-A:2, when the actor engages in sexual penetration with a person, other than the actor’s legal spouse, who is 13¬†years of age or older and under 16 years of age where the age difference between the actor and the other person is 3 years or less.

II. A person found guilty under subparagraph [I(b)] I(c) of this section shall not be required to register as a sexual offender under RSA 651-B.

290:2 Registration of Criminal Offenders; Definition of “Sexual Offender.” Amend RSA 651-B:1, III(a) to read as follows:

(a) RSA 632-A:2, 632-A:3, 632-A:4, I(a), 632-A:4, I(b) if the actor was 21 years of age or older at the time of the offense, 645:1, II, or 645:1, III; or

290:3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2006.

(Approved: July 25, 2005)

(Effective Date: January 1, 2006)

Links

HB558 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB558 Revision: 8998 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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