2021 House Bill 4699

Permit mentally incapacitated spouses to charge rape

Introduced in the House

April 22, 2021

Introduced by Rep. Laurie Pohutsky (D-19)

To revise the allowable defenses to criminal sexual conduct charges where the victim is the actor's spouse, by allowing a claim that that the charges are based solely on mental incapacitation (which can include drunkenness or drug use).

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary

May 17, 2022

Reported without amendment

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

June 21, 2022

Passed in the House 105 to 0 (details)

Received in the Senate

June 23, 2022

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety