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HIV-positive sexual disclosure bill heads to Senate

Published March 6, 2017 5:43 am
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The House voted 55-15 to approve a bill that would make it a class A misdemeanor for an HIV-positive individual to fail to disclose their status to a sexual partner.

Rep. Justin Fawson, R-North Ogden, sponsor of HB369, said the bill enhances the penalty for a sexual crime committed by a HIV-positive individual and creates a new crime for someone engaging in consensual sex without disclosing the infection. He said such activity is "reckless endangerment."

The House passed the bill with a 55-15 and sent to the Senate for consideration.

— Jessica Banuelos




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