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File #: 08-061    Version: Name: An Act Relating to Sex Crimes
Type: Legislative Act Status: Passed
File created: 5/19/2008 In control: RULES COMMITTEE
On agenda: 5/29/2008 Final action: 10/12/2008
Enactment date: 10/12/2008 Enactment #: LA-20-08
Title: A LEGISLATIVE ACT AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE CRIMINAL CODE RELATING TO SEX CRIMES AND OTHER CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
Sponsors: Cara Cowan Watts, David Thornton, Sr.
Indexes: Post-Conviction Supervision, Sex Crimes
Code sections: Title 21 - Crimes and Punishments
Attachments: 1. LA-20-08
Related files: 12-013
Title
A LEGISLATIVE ACT AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE CRIMINAL CODE RELATING TO SEX CRIMES AND OTHER CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
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BE IT ENACTED BY THE CHEROKEE NATION:

SECTION 1. TITLE AND CODIFICATION; LEGISLATIVE HISTORY.

The various parts and provisions of this Legislative Act shall be known and codified as stated herein. The sections modified by this Legislative Act are located in Title 21 of the Cherokee Nation Code Annotated as codified in 1993. The source of most updates in this Legislative Act is Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes Annotated in effect as of February 22, 2008; however, some revisions are from the statutes of the State of Texas; others are novel and intended to be more protective of Cherokee Nation youth than those of the States of Oklahoma and Texas.

SECTION 2. PURPOSE AND FINDINGS.

The purpose of this legislation is to modernize certain sex crimes laws and other laws concerning crimes against the person in order to protect the public, with particular emphasis on protecting children and vulnerable or disabled or elderly adults; to require post-conviction registration and supervision of certain individuals convicted of sex crimes; to change the age at which a child can consent to various sexual activities; to combine the crimes of forcible sodomy and rape by instrumentation into the crime of rape; to address the evolution of electronic communication and its effect of giving greater access to our children from those outside our homes; and to require mandatory minimum sentences for certain sex crimes.

SECTION 3. AMENDATORY. TITLE 21 CNCA § 681 SHALL BE AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:

§ 681. Assaults with intent to commit crime; Punishment.

A. Every person who commits an assault with intent to commit any crime, except an assault with intent to kill, the punishment for which assault is not otherwise prescribed in this code, is guilty of a crime, punishable pursuant to Section 10 of Title 21 of the Cherokee Nation Statutes, provided ...

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