HB 1808 - Statutory rape; certain offenders; serve full minimum sentence

First Reader Summary

A BILL to amend Chapter 6 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to sexual crimes, so as to provide that the minimum sentence for statutory rape shall not be probated, stayed, or suspended in certain circumstances; and for other purposes.

Buckner, Gail M (95th) Watson, Stanley (70th) Hegstrom, June (66th)
Orrock, Nan (56th) McBee, Louise (88th)
Status Summary HC: Judy SC: LA: 03/03/98 H - Read 2nd Time
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House Action Senate
3/2/98 Read 1st Time
3/3/98 Read 2nd Time

HB 1808                                            LC 22 3154 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                        A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 
                               AN ACT 
 
 
  1- 1  To amend Chapter 6 of Title 16 of the Official Code of 
  1- 2  Georgia Annotated, relating to sexual crimes, so as to 
  1- 3  provide that the minimum sentence for statutory rape shall 
  1- 4  not be probated, stayed, or suspended in certain 
  1- 5  circumstances; to provide an effective date and for 
  1- 6  applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other 
  1- 7  purposes. 
 
  1- 8       BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: 
 
  1- 9                           SECTION 1. 
 
  1-10  Chapter 6 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia 
  1-11  Annotated, relating to sexual crimes, is amended by striking 
  1-12  in its entirety subsection (b) of Code Section 16-6-3, 
  1-13  relating to statutory rape, and inserting in its place the 
  1-14  following: 
 
  1-15    "(b) A person convicted of the offense of statutory rape 
  1-16    shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one 
  1-17    nor more than 20 years; provided, however, that if the 
  1-18    person so convicted is 21 years of age or older, such 
  1-19    person shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 
  1-20    ten nor more than 20 years; provided, further, that if the 
  1-21    victim is 14 or 15 years of age and the person so 
  1-22    convicted is no more than three years older than the 
  1-23    victim, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.  If 
  1-24    the person convicted of statutory rape is 21 years of age 
  1-25    or older and is eight years or more than eight years older 
  1-26    than the victim, no part of the minimum sentence of ten 
  1-27    years' imprisonment shall be probated, stayed, or 
  1-28    suspended." 
 
  1-29                           SECTION 2. 
 
  1-30  This Act shall become effective on July 1, 1998, and shall 
  1-31  apply to conduct occurring or allegedly occurring on or 
  1-32  after such date. 
 
 
 
 
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  2- 1                           SECTION 3. 
 
  2- 2  All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 
  2- 3  repealed. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98