HB17-1109 - Child Sex Assault Pattern Offense Place Of Trial

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning prosecuting in one jurisdiction a person who has committed sexual assaults against a child in different jurisdictions.

In current law, several sex-assault-on-a-child crimes are designated 'pattern' offenses, meaning that the defendant has a pattern of sexually assaulting the same child repeatedly. When such assaults occur in more than one jurisdiction, the district attorney in each such jurisdiction must prosecute a case for the incident that occurred in his or her jurisdiction. The bill allows a prosecutor to charge and bring a pattern-offense case for all such assaults in any jurisdiction where one of the acts occurred. The bill allows the prosecution of a defendant charged with sex-assault-on-a-child pattern offense or sex-assault-on-a-child-in-a-position-of-trust pattern offense to be tried:


  • In a county where at least one or more of the incidents of sexual contact occurred; or
  • In a county where an act in furtherance of the offense was committed.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


House Committees

Senate Committees

Latest update: April 4, 2017
04/04/2017 - Governor Signed
03/29/2017 - Sent to the Governor
03/29/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/29/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/27/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/24/2017 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/23/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/20/2017 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/07/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
03/06/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/03/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/28/2017 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/23/2017 - House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
01/20/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary