Bill Text: TX HB2020 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the creation of an offense prohibiting advertisements on an Internet website of certain prostitution offenses.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-05-10 - Committee report sent to Calendars [HB2020 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB2020-Introduced.html
  85R2531 DDT-D
 
  By: Uresti H.B. No. 2020
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the creation of an offense prohibiting advertisements
  on an Internet website of certain prostitution offenses.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 43, Penal Code, is amended
  by adding Section 43.07 to read as follows:
         Sec. 43.07.  ADVERTISEMENT OF PROSTITUTION. (a) A person
  commits an offense if on an Internet website that is owned or
  operated by the person the person publishes or distributes an
  advertisement that contains an offer to engage in sexual conduct in
  return for receipt of a fee, knowing that the conduct is to be
  provided or performed by a victim of an offense under Chapter 20A.
         (b)  An offense under this section is a state jail felony,
  unless it is shown on the trial of the offense that the defendant
  has been previously convicted of an offense under this section, in
  which event the offense is a felony of the third degree.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
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