Missouri State Senate

Senate Committee Substitute

SCS/SB 321 - Current law allows a person, including a child, who has been subject to domestic violence by a family or household member or any person who has been the victim of stalking to be granted an order of protection. This act also allows the courts to grant protective orders to victims of sexual assault.

Under the current definitions' section that applies to provisions relating to orders of protection, "sexual assault" is defined as "causing or attempting to cause another to engage involuntarily in any sexual act by force, threat of force, or duress". This act adds causing or attempting to cause another person to engage involuntarily in a sexual act without that person's consent to the definition.