Bill Text: IA HF224 | 2019-2020 | 88th General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to the criminal offense of lascivious conduct with a minor, and providing penalties. (Formerly HSB 23.) Effective 7-1-19.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (? 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-05-10 - Signed by Governor. [HF224 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2019-HF224-Enrolled.html
House File 224 - Enrolled House File 224 AN ACT RELATING TO THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF LASCIVIOUS CONDUCT WITH A MINOR, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: Section 1. Section 709.14, Code 2019, is amended by striking the section and inserting in lieu thereof the following: 709.14 Lascivious conduct with a minor. 1. a. It is unlawful for a person eighteen years of age or older who is in a position of authority over a minor to force, persuade, or coerce that minor, with or without consent, to disrobe or partially disrobe for the purpose of arousing or satisfying the sexual desires of either of them. b. A violation of this subsection is a serious misdemeanor. 2. For purposes of subsections 3 and 4, “minor” means a person fourteen or fifteen years of age. 3. a. It is unlawful for a person eighteen years of age or older who is in a position of authority over a minor to perform any of the following acts with that minor, with or without consent, for the purpose of arousing or satisfying the sexual desires of either of them: (1) Fondle or touch the inner thigh, groin, buttock, anus, or breast of the minor. (2) Touch the clothing covering the immediate area of the inner thigh, groin, buttock, anus, or breast of the minor. (3) Solicit or permit the minor to fondle or touch the inner thigh, groin, buttock, anus, or breast of the person.
House File 224, p. 2 (4) Solicit the minor to engage in any act prohibited under subsection 4, paragraph “a” , subparagraph (1), (2), or (3). b. A violation of this subsection is a serious misdemeanor. 4. a. It is unlawful for a person eighteen years of age or older who is in a position of authority over a minor to perform any of the following acts with that minor, with or without consent, for the purpose of arousing or satisfying the sexual desires of either of them: (1) Fondle or touch the pubes or genitals of the minor. (2) Permit or cause the minor to fondle or touch the person’s genitals or pubes. (3) Cause the touching of the person’s genitals to any part of the body of the minor. (4) Solicit the minor to engage in a sex act or solicit a person to arrange a sex act with the minor. (5) Inflict pain or discomfort upon the minor or permit the minor to inflict pain or discomfort on the person. b. A violation of this subsection is an aggravated misdemeanor. ______________________________ LINDA UPMEYER Speaker of the House ______________________________ CHARLES SCHNEIDER President of the Senate I hereby certify that this bill originated in the House and is known as House File 224, Eighty-eighth General Assembly. ______________________________ CARMINE BOAL Chief Clerk of the House Approved _______________, 2019 ______________________________ KIM REYNOLDS Governor
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