Table 2

States That Do Not Explicitly Define Intoxication as a Reason a Victim May Lack Capacity to Consent to Sexual Contact or Intercourse

StateStatutePertinent Language
AlaskaAlaska Stat. § 11.41.470(2) (2021)“‘[I]ncapacitated' means temporarily incapable of appraising the nature of one’s own conduct or physically unable to express unwillingness to act”
MontanaMont. Code Ann. § 45-5-501(b)(i) (2019)No statutory definition of “mentally … incapacitated”
NebraskaNeb. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 28-319 & -320 (2015)No statutory definition of “mentally … incapable”
NevadaNev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 200.366 (2021)No statutory definition of “mentally … incapable”
North CarolinaN.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-27.20(2) (2019)“Mentally incapacitated.– A victim who due to any act is rendered substantially incapable of either appraising the nature of his or her conduct, or resisting the act of vaginal intercourse or a sexual act”
OregonOr. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 163.305(3) (2021)“‘Mentally incapacitated' means that a person is rendered incapable of appraising or controlling the conduct of the person at the time of the alleged offense”
VirginiaVa. Code Ann. § 18.2-67.10(3) (2004)‘“Mental incapacity' means that condition of the complaining witness existing at the time of an offense under this article which prevents the complaining witness from understanding the nature or consequences of the sexual act involved in such offense and about which the accused knew or should have known”