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No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 194 would create the offense of indecent assault. The bill defines this new offense as touching the anus, breast, or any part of the genitals of another person; touching another person with their own anus, breast or genitals; exposing or attempting to expose another person's genitals, pubic area, anus, buttocks, or female areola; or causing another person to contact blood, seminal fluid, vaginal fluid, saliva, urine, or feces of any person without the other person's consent, and with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person. This offense would be a Class A misdemeanor. For conduct that constitutes this offense and another offense, the person can be charged with this offense, the other, or both.
It would also allow a victim of indecent assault to apply for a protective order against the offender.