Session of 1999
HOUSE BILL No. 2157
By Committee on Judiciary
9 AN ACT concerning crimes and punishment; affecting the severity level
10 for aggravated incest; amending K.S.A. 21-3603 and repealing the ex-
11 isting section.
13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14 Section 1. K.S.A. 21-3603 is hereby amended to read as follows: 21-
15 3603. (a) Aggravated incest is: (1) Marriage to a person who is under 18
16 years of age and who is known to the offender to be related to the offender
17 as any of the following biological, step or adoptive relatives: Child, grand-
18 child of any degree, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, uncle, aunt,
19 nephew or niece; or
20 (2) engaging in: (A) Otherwise lawful sexual intercourse or sodomy
21 as defined by K.S.A. 21-3501 and amendments thereto; or (B) any lewd
22 fondling, as described in subsection (a)(1) of K.S.A. 21-3503 and amend-
23 ments thereto, with a person who is 16 or more years of age but under
24 18 years of age and who is known to the offender to be related to the
25 offender as any of the following biological, step or adoptive relatives:
26 Child, grandchild of any degree, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister,
27 uncle, aunt, nephew or niece.
28 (b) Aggravated incest as described in subsection (a)(2)(A) is a severity
5 3, person felony. Aggravated incest as described in subsections
30 (a)(1) and (a)(2)(B) is a severity level
7 4, person felony.
31 Sec. 2. K.S.A. 21-3603 is hereby repealed.
32 Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
33 publication in the statute book.