Senate committee OKs bill on incest laws

Senate committee OKs bill on incest laws



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah Senate panel has approved a bill that would allow prosecutors to use genetic evidence to build incest cases in which it's claimed that no sexual intercourse took place.

Utah's incest law currently only applies to cases of sexual intercourse, not artificial insemination.

Senate Bill 11, sponsored by Sen. Dennis Stowell, R-Parowan, also extends the reporting period for incest from four to seven years.

The bill was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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