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SB 878: Sexual Offenses

GENERAL BILL by Harrell

Sexual Offenses; Providing that substantial similarity is not required for the admissibility of certain evidence in a criminal case in which the defendant is charged with a sexual offense; revising the definitions of the terms “sexual battery” and “sexual bestiality”; providing a time limitation for the prosecution of specified sexual battery offenses; providing that a person who threatens to use actual physical force likely to cause serious bodily injury or death while committing specified sexual battery offenses commits a life felony, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2022
Last Action: 3/14/2022 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/8/2021 Senate • Filed
11/30/2021 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules -SJ 58
1/11/2022 Senate • Introduced -SJ 58
3/12/2022 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
3/14/2022 Senate • Died in Criminal Justice