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S.F. No. 2864 - Expanding the Definition of "Position of Authority" Regarding Criminal Sexual Conduct
Author: Senator Jerry Relph
Prepared By: Chris Turner, Senate Fiscal Analyst (651/296-4350)
Date: March 23, 2018


Section 1 expands the definition of “position of authority” to “current or recent” position of authority for the purposes of the criminal sexual conduct statutes.  Defines “recent” as within 120 days immediately preceding the act.  Includes persons who “assume” a duty or responsibility to a child as well as those who are charged with those duties or responsibilities.

Sections 2 to 5 amend the criminal sexual conduct in the 1st- to 4th-degree statutes to include the expanded definition of “position of authority” in section 1.

The bill is effective August 1, 2017, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

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