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Bill Detail: SB21-017

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Title Sexual Contact By An Educator
Status Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee (05/05/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors R. Bockenfeld (R)
C. Larson (R)
M. Bradfield (R)
Senate Sponsors R. Zenzinger (D)
D. Hisey (R)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 02/16/2021
Summary

Under current law, a secondary school teacher who has sexual
contact with a student who is 18 years of age or older may not have
committed a crime. The bill provides that an educator who subjects a
secondary school student who is at least 18 years of age to sexual contact
commits the crime of abuse of public trust by an educator if the educator
is at least 4 years older than the student. Abuse of public trust by an

educator is a class 1 misdemeanor. Consent by the student is not a defense
to the crime.

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