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S.202

Introduced by Committee on Judiciary

Date:

Subject:  Crime

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to amend the definition of “sex offender” to clarify that a teen who offends against a child under 12 is required to register if the teen is convicted as an adult.

AN ACT RELATING TO SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION FOR OFFENDERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  13 V.S.A. § 5401(10) is amended to read:

(10)  “Sex offender” means:

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(B)  A person who is convicted of any of the following offenses against a victim who is a minor, except that, for purposes of this subdivision, conduct which is criminal only because of the age of the victim shall not be considered an offense for purposes of the registry if the perpetrator is under the age of 18 and the victim is at least 12 years old:

(i)  any offense listed in subdivision (A) of this subdivision (10);

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Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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