STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
RS29377 / S1323
In 2016, ICJC brought H.B. 580 (2016) to the legislature, which unanimously passed and was signed into law.
That bill repealed the Male Rape offense and consolidated all rape laws into one set of statutes that apply to all
people, regardless of the gender of the victim or perpetrator. That bill neglected Section 18-6103, which still
uses antiquated language alluding to the crime of rape only applying to female victims. This bill removes that
Because this change only makes a technical correction repealing antiquated language that no longer affects how
crimes are charged, there is not fiscal impact to state or local government.
Eric Fredericksen, Chair, ICJC
Ashley Dowell, ICJC, Sex Offense Subcommittee, Chair
DISCLAIMER: This statement of purpose and fiscal note are a mere attachment to this bill and prepared by a proponent
of the bill. It is neither intended as an expression of legislative intent nor intended for any use outside of the legislative
process, including judicial review (Joint Rule 18).
Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Note Bill SOP/FN INTRODUCED: 02/14/2022, 4:44 PMStatutes affected:
Bill Text: 18-6103