Bill Text: IA HF507 | 2019-2020 | 88th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act establishing the criminal offense of nonconsensual condom removal and providing penalties.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-25 - Introduced, referred to Judiciary. H.J. 350. [HF507 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2019-HF507-Introduced.html
House File 507 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 507 BY BENNETT , HUNTER , and GAINES A BILL FOR An Act establishing the criminal offense of nonconsensual 1 condom removal and providing penalties. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2224YH (3) 88 as/rh
H.F. 507 Section 1. Section 692A.102, subsection 1, paragraph a, 1 Code 2019, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph: 2 NEW SUBPARAGRAPH . (4A) Nonconsensual condom removal in 3 violation of section 709.6A. 4 Sec. 2. NEW SECTION . 709.6A Nonconsensual condom removal 5 during sexual activity. 6 1. It is unlawful for a person to induce another person to 7 engage in sexual activity where consent to the sexual activity 8 is based on an express verbal agreement between both persons 9 that a condom will be worn by the person while engaged in 10 sexual activity with the other person and the person purposely 11 removes the condom during the sexual activity without the 12 knowledge or consent of the other person. 13 2. A person who violates this section is guilty of a serious 14 misdemeanor. 15 EXPLANATION 16 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 17 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 18 This bill establishes the criminal offense of nonconsensual 19 condom removal and provides penalties. 20 The bill provides that it is unlawful for a person to induce 21 another person to engage in sexual activity where consent to 22 the sexual activity is based on an express verbal agreement 23 between both persons that a condom will be worn by the person 24 while engaged in sexual activity with the other person, and the 25 person purposely removes the condom during the sexual activity 26 without the knowledge or consent of the other person. A person 27 who violates the bill is guilty of a serious misdemeanor, 28 punishable by confinement for no more than one year and a fine 29 of at least $315 but not more than $1,875. 30 The bill provides that a person who commits the offense 31 of nonconsensual condom removal is classified as a tier 1 32 sex offender under Code section 692A.102 and is required to 33 register as a sex offender under Code section 692A.103. 34 A person who violates the bill is subject to a special 35 -1- LSB 2224YH (3) 88 as/rh 1/ 2
H.F. 507 sentence committing the person to the custody of the director 1 of the Iowa department of corrections for a period of 10 years, 2 with eligibility for parole as provided in Code section 903B.2 3 (special sentencing for sex offenders). 4 -2- LSB 2224YH (3) 88 as/rh 2/ 2
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