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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: October 19, 2021 09:49 AM
From: Representative Melissa L. Shusterman and Rep. Morgan Cephas, Rep. Mary Jo Daley
To: All House members
Subject: Civil Recourse for “Stealthing”
 
Tragically, individuals throughout our state and nation have been the target of sex crimes for which they have no recourse. The nonconsensual removal of a condom during sexual intercourse places victims at risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. This act, commonly known as “stealthing,” is a form of assault that our laws do not address.
 
Therefore, we plan to introduce legislation that will allow victims to have the opportunity to file a civil action suit against a person who engaged in stealthing.  California recently passed legislation combating this problem, making it the first state to do so. We must do the same as we advocate for those who are harmed by stealthing and hold those accountable who commit this atrocious act.
 
Please join us in better protecting individuals subjected to unintended pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections as a result of stealthing.
 
 



Introduced as HB2322