1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/27/2019 12:53pm
A bill for an act
relating to public safety; eliminating the voluntary relationship defense for criminal
sexual conduct crimes; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 609.349.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
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Repealed Minnesota Statutes: H0015-1
A person does not commit criminal sexual conduct under sections 609.342, clauses (a) and (b), 609.343, clauses (a) and (b), 609.344, clauses (a), (b), (d), (e), and (n), and 609.345, clauses (a), (b), (d), (e), and (n), if the actor and complainant were adults cohabiting in an ongoing voluntary sexual relationship at the time of the alleged offense, or if the complainant is the actor's legal spouse, unless the couple is living apart and one of them has filed for legal separation or dissolution of the marriage. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit or restrain the prosecution for any other offense committed by one legal spouse against the other.