H.B. 2867 amends the crimes of sexual exploitation of a child and lewd and lascivious behavior. The crime of sexual exploitation of a child was amended as follows:
The bill also bifurcated the crime of lewd and lascivious behavior to provide it is a class B nonperson misdemeanor if committed in the presence of a person 16 or older and a severity level 9 person felony if committed in the presence of a person under 16 years old.
The Senate Committee added provisions of S.B. 583 dealing with the crime of lewd and lascivious behavior and a severability clause to the bill.
The sponsor of the bill appeared in support of the bill. Support was also expressed by the Johnson County District Attorney.
S.B. 583 was supported by the Kansas Peace Officers Association.
The fiscal note indicates a potential fiscal impact if passage of the bill results in an increased number of actions filed.
1. *Supplemental notes are prepared by the Legislative Research Department and do not express legislative intent. The supplemental note and fiscal note for this bill may be accessed on the Internet at http://www.ink.org/public/legislative/fulltext-bill.html.