HB0429 (CH0163)

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Criminal Law - Sexual Offenses - Physical Resistance

Sponsored by:

Delegate Dumais


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 163

Synopsis:Establishing that evidence of physical resistance by a victim is not required to prove that a sexual crime was committed; establishing that a specified provision of the Act may not be construed to affect the admissibility of evidence of actual physical resistance by a victim of a sexual crime; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Dumais, Angel, Atterbeary, Barkley, B. Barnes, Barron, Beidle, Bromwell, Clippinger, Conaway, Cullison, Ebersole, Fennell, Fraser-Hidalgo, Frick, Gaines, Gilchrist, Glenn, Gutierrez, Healey, Hettleman, Hill, Hixson, C. Howard, Jackson, Jameson, Jones, Kaiser, Kelly, Kittleman, Korman, Krebs, Lafferty, R. Lewis, Lierman, Luedtke, Malone, McComas, McIntosh, Metzgar, A. Miller, Moon, Morales, Morhaim, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Queen, Rey, Reznik, Robinson, Rose, Sanchez, Tarlau, Turner, Valderrama, Valentino-Smith, Waldstreicher, A. Washington, M. Washington, West, B. Wilson, C. Wilson, K. Young, and P. Young
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0217
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
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Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Narrow Subject(s):Evidence
Sexual Offenses
Victims -see also- Criminal Injuries Compensation
Statutes:Article - Criminal Law

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November 28, 2017 1:00 P.M.