Strengthening Missouri’s Laws on Rape

I filed a bi-partisan bill this morning to update Missouri’s law on rape to protect women attacked while unconscious. HB 280 updates the definitions of consent and incapacity in Missouri’s rape laws to clarify that it is rape for a perpetrator to have sex with a victim who is incapacitated. This closes a loophole in our current rape law which requires the incapacity to be caused only by the perpetrator. Rep. Bonnaye Mims (D-Kansas City) is the first co-sponsor.