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2011 Senate Bill 596: Revise teacher-student sex ban provisions
  1. Introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn (R) on September 7, 2011, to make it a crime for a teacher, school official, employee or volunteer to have sex with a student even if the student is not a minor and it is consensual. Under current law, this is illegal only if the student is under 18.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 7, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 19, 2011, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on November 1, 2011. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 1, 2011.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on March 20, 2012, to establish that if passed the bill will go into effect on July 1, 2012. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 20, 2012.
  2. Passed 36 to 2 in the Senate on March 20, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on March 20, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 20, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on December 6, 2012, with the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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