Senate File 2357 - Introduced SENATE FILE 2357 BY GRONSTAL (COMPANION TO LSB 6224YH BY UPMEYER) A BILL FOR An Act expanding the criminal offense of and related penalties 1 for sexual exploitation to include persons issued a school 2 coaching authorization. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 6224XS (6) 85 kh/rj
S.F. 2357 Section 1. Section 709.15, subsection 1, paragraph f, Code 1 2014, is amended to read as follows: 2 f. “School employee” means a practitioner as defined in 3 section 272.1 or a person issued a coaching authorization under 4 section 272.31, subsection 1 . 5 EXPLANATION 6 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 7 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 8 This bill expands the Code provision that establishes 9 the criminal offense of sexual exploitation to include 10 persons issued a coaching authorization and provides criminal 11 penalties. 12 The Code currently defines “school employee” in Code 13 section 709.15 to mean a practitioner as defined in Code 14 section 272.1. That provision defines “practitioner” to mean 15 an administrator, teacher, or other licensed professional, 16 including an individual who holds a statement of professional 17 recognition, who provides educational assistance to students. 18 The bill expands the definition to include a person issued a 19 coaching authorization by the board of educational examiners. 20 This broadening of the offense of sexual exploitation 21 results in making such persons subject to the sex offender 22 registry, but does not classify the offense as a forcible 23 felony. Such a person who commits sexual exploitation 24 in violation of Code section 709.15(3) commits either an 25 aggravated misdemeanor, which is punishable by confinement for 26 no more than two years and a fine of at least $625 but not more 27 than $6,250; or a class “D” felony, which is punishable by 28 confinement for no more than five years and a fine of at least 29 $750 but not more than $7,500. 30 -1- LSB 6224XS (6) 85 kh/rj 1/ 1