Senate Study Bill 1011 - Introduced SENATE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY BILL BY CHAIRPERSON SODDERS) A BILL FOR An Act relating to kidnapping of a minor, and providing 1 penalties. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1441XC (3) 86 jm/rj
S.F. _____ Section 1. Section 710.3, Code 2015, is amended to read as 1 follows: 2 710.3 Kidnapping in the second degree. 3 Kidnapping where the purpose is to hold the victim for 4 ransom , or where the kidnapper is armed with a dangerous 5 weapon , or where the victim is under the age of eighteen, is 6 kidnapping in the second degree. Kidnapping in the second 7 degree is a class “B” felony. 8 For purposes of determining whether the person should 9 register as a sex offender pursuant to the provisions of 10 chapter 692A , the fact finder shall make a determination as 11 provided in section 692A.126 . 12 EXPLANATION 13 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 14 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 15 This bill changes the definition of kidnapping in the second 16 degree to include kidnapping where the victim is under the age 17 of 18. A person who commits kidnapping in the second degree 18 commits a class “B” felony. A class “B” felony is punishable 19 by confinement for no more than 25 years. Kidnapping in the 20 second degree is also classified as a 70 percent sentence under 21 Code section 902.12. 22 A person who commits kidnapping in the second degree may 23 also be required to register as a sex offender if the fact 24 finder makes a determination that the kidnapping was sexually 25 motivated. 26 -1- LSB 1441XC (3) 86 jm/rj 1/ 1