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2013 Senate Bill 135: Increase age of consent for teacher-student sex
  1. Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on January 31, 2013, to revise a law that defines sex between a teacher or school employee and a student age 16 or 17 as third degree criminal sexual contact (sex with a younger student is a more serious offense). The bill would revise the definition to remove the upper age limit.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 31, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on February 13, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on February 20, 2013, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that increases the upper age limit of this offense to age 20, rather than eliminating the upper age limit. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 20, 2013.
  2. Passed 32 to 4 in the Senate on February 21, 2013, to revise a law that defines sex between a teacher or school employee and a student age 16 or 17 as third degree criminal sexual contact (sex with a younger student is a more serious offense). The bill would raise that upper limit to include students age 18, 19 and 20 in the ban.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on February 21, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 21, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on May 23, 2013, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

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