174754-1:n:02/25/2016:FC/mfc LRS2016-796




HB365
By Representative Hurst
RFD Judiciary
Rd 1 03-MAR-16


SYNOPSIS:Existing law does not provide for the castration of certain convicted sex offenders.
 This bill would provide that any person over the age of 21 years who is convicted of certain sex offenses against a child 12 years of age or younger would be surgically castrated before his or her release from the custody of the Department of Corrections. This bill would require that the cost of the procedure be paid by the adult criminal sex offender.

A BILL
TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT

Relating to punishment of sex offenders; to provide that any person over the age of 21 years who is convicted of certain sex offenses against a child 12 years of age or younger would be surgically castrated before his or her release from the custody of the Department of Corrections; and to require the cost of the procedure to be paid by the adult criminal sex offender.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:

Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any time the victim is 12 years old or less and the adult criminal sex offender, as defined in Section 15-20-21(1), Code of Alabama 1975, is 21 years or older at the time of the offense, the criminal sex offender shall be surgically castrated before being released from the custody of the Department of Corrections. The cost of the procedure shall be paid by the adult criminal sex offender.

Section 2. This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.


Crimes and Offenses
Criminal Law and Procedure
Sex Crimes
Sex Offenders
Children
Corrections Department
Castration