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2013 Senate Bill 135: Increase age of consent for teacher-student sex
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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
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.
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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