Analysis

Synopsis:

 House Bill 293 (HB 293) increases mandatory minimum sentences for certain criminal sexual offenses against children, and increases sentencing enhancements for habitual offenders. 

Analysis:

 House Bill 293 (HB 293) increases mandatory minimum sentences for certain criminal sexual offenses against children, and increases sentencing enhancements for habitual offenders as follows:
•	Criminal Sexual Penetration in the second degree when the victim is a child 13-18 years of age – minimum term of imprisonment increased from three to five years.
•	Criminal Sexual Contact of a minor in the second degree – minimum term of imprisonment increased from three to five years.  
•	A habitual offender with one prior felony conviction – basic sentence increased by two years (instead of one year).  
•	A habitual offender with two prior felony convictions – basic sentence increased by five years (instead of four years).
•	A habitual offender with three or more prior felony convictions – basic sentence increased by nine years (instead of eight years).   

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