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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 290

 

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 1126

   

Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A PERSON WHOSE ABILITY TO CONSENT IS SUBSTANTIALLY IMPAIRED DUE TO MENTAL DISABILITY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That chapter 952 of the general statutes be amended to clarify that a person may be guilty of sexual assault if the victim's ability to consent is substantially impaired due to a mental disability and the actor knows or has reasonable cause to know that the ability of such victim to communicate lack of consent is so impaired.

Statement of Purpose:

To clarify that a person may be guilty of sexual assault if the victim's ability to consent is substantially impaired due to a mental disability and the actor knows or has reasonable cause to know that the ability of such victim to communicate lack of consent is so impaired.