92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB0399
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Short description: 
CRIMINAL CODE-HARMFUL MATTER                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Criminal Code of  1961.   Eliminates  the  offense  of      
   distributing  harmful  material.   Creates the offense of distributing      
   harmful  matter.  Prohibits  the  distribution  of  defined   sexually      
   explicit  matter to unmarried persons under 18 years of age.  Provides      
   that the matter is to be judged by  contemporary  community  standards      
   rather  than contemporary standards. Provides that a reasonable person      
   would find the matter  taken  as  a  whole,  lacks  serious  literary,      
   artistic,  political,  or scientific value for minors. Provides that a      
   first offense is a Class A misdemeanor  and  a  second  or  subsequent      
   offense  is  a  Class  4 felony.  Provides that an unmarried minor who      
   falsifies his or  her  age  or  marital  status  for  the  purpose  of      
   procuring   or   viewing  harmful  matter  is  guilty  of  a  Class  B      
   misdemeanor.  Amends  the Sex Offender Management Board  Act  and  the      
   Unified  Code  of  Corrections to change cross references from harmful      
   material to harmful matter.                                                 
          FISCAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)                              
          Fiscal impact and impact on the corrections population would         
          be minimal.                                                          
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)                        
          Same as DOC fiscal note.                                             
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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