Session of 1999
SENATE BILL No. 164
By Committee on Judiciary
9 AN ACT concerning crimes, criminal procedure and punishment; relat-
10 ing to failure to report a crime.
12 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13 Section 1. (a) Any person, other than the victim, who knows or has
14 reason to know that an attempted unlawful sexual act or an unlawful
15 sexual act, as defined in K.S.A. 21-3301 and 21-3501 and amendments
16 thereto, or an attempted inherently dangerous felony or an inherently
17 dangerous felony, as defined in K.S.A. 21-3301 and 21-3436 and amend-
18 ments thereto, is taking place in which the victim is a child of less than
19 18 years of age shall immediately report such crime to any local or state
20 law enforcement agency.
21 (b) Any person participating in good faith in making such a report
22 shall have immunity from liability, civil or criminal, that might otherwise
23 be incurred or imposed.
24 (c) Any person who knowingly fails to report a crime as required by
25 this section shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
26 Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
27 publication in the statute book.