CHAPTER NO. 1034
HOUSE BILL NO. 2951
By Representative Westmoreland
Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 3158
By Senator Ramsey
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-13-527, relative to sexual battery.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-13-527, is amended by deleting subsection (a) and by substituting instead the following:
(a) Sexual battery by an authority figure is unlawful sexual contact with a victim by the defendant or the defendant by a victim accompanied by the following circumstances:
(1) The victim was, at the time of the offense, thirteen (13) years of age or older but less than eighteen (18) years of age; and either
(2) The defendant had, at the time of the offense, supervisory or disciplinary power over the victim by virtue of the defendant's legal, professional or occupational status and used such power to accomplish the sexual contact; or
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.
April 29, 1998
APPROVED this 18th day of May 1998