SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1760
89TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES VAN ZANDT, BRAY (Co-sponsors), DAYS, DAVIS (63),
HILGEMANN, THOMPSON (72), WILSON, HARLAN, McLUCKIE, SHELTON (57), CARTER, SHEAR, DANIEL
(42), CAMPBELL, GUNN AND KELLY (27).
Read 1st time February 12, 1998 and 1000 copies ordered printed.
ANNE C. WALKER, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 566.090, RSMo 1994, relating to sexual misconduct, and to enact in
lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 566.090, RSMo 1994, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu
thereof, to be known as section 566.090, to read as follows:
566.090. 1. A person commits the crime of sexual misconduct in the first degree if [he
has deviate sexual intercourse with another person of the same sex or he] such
person purposely subjects another person to sexual contact without the consent of
the person with whom such contact is made or engages in conduct which would constitute
sexual contact [except that] without the consent of the person so touched
even though the touching occurs through the clothing [without that person's
2. Sexual misconduct in the first degree is a class A misdemeanor unless the actor has
previously been convicted of an offense [under] pursuant to this
chapter or unless in the course thereof the actor displays a deadly weapon in a
threatening manner or the offense is committed as a part of a ritual or ceremony, in which
case it is a class D felony.