SB 57 - Statutory Rape - raise age of consent to 16

Georgia Senate - 1995/1996 Sessions

SB 57 - Statutory Rape - raise age of consent to 16

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Senate Comm: S Judy / House Comm: / Senate Vote: Yeas Nays --------------------------------------------- Senate Action House --------------------------------------------- 1/12/95 Read 1st time 2/1/95 Favorably Reported Sub Committee Amend/Sub 2/2/95 Read 2nd Time 2/3/95* Read 3rd Time --------------------------------------------- *2/3/95 Tabled. Code Sections amended: 16-6-3
SB 57 95 LC 22 1499S (SCS) SENATE BILL 57 By: Senators Clay of the 37th, Crotts of the 17th, McGuire of the 30th and others 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 offenses, so as to 1- 3 change the definitions of the offenses of statutory rape, 1- 4 child molestation, and enticing a child for indecent 1- 5 purposes; to provide for related matters; to repeal 1- 6 conflicting laws; and for other purposes. 1- 7 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: SECTION 1. 1- 8 Chapter 6 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia 1- 9 Annotated, relating to sexual offenses, is amended by 1-10 striking in its entirety subsection (a) of Code Section 1-11 16-6-3, relating to the offense of statutory rape, and 1-12 inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection to read as 1-13 follows: 1-14 "(a) A person commits the offense of statutory rape when 1-15 he or she engages in consensual sexual intercourse with 1-16 any female person under the age of 14 16 years and not his 1-17 or her spouse, provided that no conviction shall be had 1-18 for this offense on the unsupported testimony of the 1-19 female victim." SECTION 2. 1-20 Said chapter is further amended by striking in its entirety 1-21 subsection (a) of Code Section 16-6-4, relating to the 1-22 offense of child molestation, and inserting in lieu thereof 1-23 a new subsection to read as follows: 1-24 "(a) A person commits the offense of child molestation 1-25 when he or she does any immoral or indecent act to or in 1-26 the presence of or with any child under the age of 14 16 1-27 years with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual 1-28 desires of either the child or the person." S. B. 57 -1- (Index) LC 22 1499S SECTION 3. 2- 1 Said chapter is further amended by striking in its entirety 2- 2 subsection (a) of Code Section 16-6-5, relating to the 2- 3 offense of enticing a child for indecent purposes, and 2- 4 inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection to read as 2- 5 follows: 2- 6 "(a) A person commits the offense of enticing a child for 2- 7 indecent purposes when he or she solicits, entices, or 2- 8 takes any child under the age of 14 16 years to any place 2- 9 whatsoever for the purpose of child molestation or 2-10 indecent acts." SECTION 4. 2-11 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 2-12 repealed. S. B. 57 -2- (Index)

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