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Bill Detail: HB24-1072

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Title Protection of Victims of Sexual Offenses
Status House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (03/28/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors S. Bird (D)
L. Frizell (R)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 01/10/2024
Summary

Under current law, certain evidence of a victim's or witness's prior
or subsequent sexual conduct is presumed irrelevant, but there is an
exception for evidence of the victim's or witness's prior or subsequent
sexual conduct with the defendant. The bill eliminates this exception.
The bill expands the criminal rape shield law to prohibit the
admission of evidence of:
  • The victim's manner of dress or hairstyle as evidence of the
victim's consent; or
  • A victim's behavioral or mental health that is offered by a
defendant who is a psychotherapist who is accused of
unlawful sexual behavior, unless the court finds that the
evidence is relevant to a material issue to the case.
The bill amends what a moving party must show to the court and
to opposing parties and what the court must find in order to introduce
evidence that is presumed to be irrelevant under the criminal rape shield
law.

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