Bill Text: TX HB2300 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the offense of solicitation of prostitution, civil racketeering related to human trafficking, and common and public nuisances related to certain criminal conduct, including prostitution; increasing a criminal penalty; making conforming changes.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2021-03-15 - Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence [HB2300 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB2300-Introduced.html
  87R6817 MEW/SCL-D
 
  By: Parker H.B. No. 2300
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the offense of solicitation of prostitution, civil
  racketeering related to human trafficking, and common and public
  nuisances related to certain criminal conduct, including
  prostitution; increasing a criminal penalty; making conforming
  changes.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
  ARTICLE 1.  COMMON AND PUBLIC NUISANCES RELATED TO CERTAIN CRIMINAL
  CONDUCT; CIVIL RACKETEERING RELATED TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING
         SECTION 1.01.  Section 125.0017, Civil Practice and Remedies
  Code, as added by Chapter 858 (H.B. 2552), Acts of the 85th
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 125.0017.  NOTICE OF ARREST FOR CERTAIN ACTIVITIES. If
  a law enforcement agency makes an arrest related to an activity
  described by Section 125.0015(a)(6), (7), or (18) that occurs at
  property leased to a person operating a massage establishment as
  defined by Section 455.001, Occupations Code, not later than the
  seventh business day after the date of the arrest, the law
  enforcement agency shall provide written notice by certified mail
  to each person maintaining the property of the arrest.
         SECTION 1.02.  Section 125.0025(b), Civil Practice and
  Remedies Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  Except as provided by Section 125.005 [125.003(d)], on a
  finding that a web address or computer network is a common nuisance,
  the sole remedy available is a judicial finding issued to the
  attorney general.
         SECTION 1.03.  Subchapter A, Chapter 125, Civil Practice and
  Remedies Code, is amended by adding Section 125.005 to read as
  follows:
         Sec. 125.005.  ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS IN ACTION UNDER
  CHAPTER. In an action brought under this chapter, the court may
  award a prevailing party reasonable attorney's fees in addition to
  costs incurred in bringing the action. In determining the amount of
  attorney's fees, the court shall consider:
               (1)  the time and labor involved;
               (2)  the novelty and difficulty of the questions;
               (3)  the expertise, reputation, and ability of the
  attorney; and
               (4)  any other factor considered relevant by the court.
         SECTION 1.04.  Section 125.070(d), Civil Practice and
  Remedies Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (d)  A district, county, or city attorney or the attorney
  general may sue for money damages on behalf of the state or a
  governmental entity. If the state or a governmental entity
  prevails in a suit under this section, the state or governmental
  entity may recover:
               (1)  actual damages;
               (2)  a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $20,000
  for each violation; and
               (3)  court costs and attorney's fees in accordance with
  Section 125.005.
         SECTION 1.05.  Section 140A.002, Civil Practice and Remedies
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 140A.002.  CIVIL RACKETEERING. A person or enterprise
  commits racketeering if, for financial gain, the person or
  enterprise commits an offense under Chapter 20A, Penal Code
  (trafficking of persons)[, and the offense or an element of the
  offense:
               [(1)  occurs in more than one county in this state; or
               [(2)  is facilitated by the use of United States mail,
  e-mail, telephone, facsimile, or a wireless communication from one
  county in this state to another].
         SECTION 1.06.  The following provisions of the Civil
  Practice and Remedies Code are repealed:
               (1)  Section 125.0017, as added by Chapter 1135 (H.B.
  240), Acts of the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017;
               (2)  Section 125.003(d);
               (3)  Section 125.004(a-3), as added by Chapter 858
  (H.B. 2552), Acts of the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017;
  and
               (4)  Section 125.068.
  ARTICLE 2.  SOLICITATION OF PROSTITUTION
         SECTION 2.01.  Chapter 43, Penal Code, is amended by adding
  Section 43.021, and a heading is added to that section to read as
  follows:
         Sec. 43.021.  SOLICITATION OF PROSTITUTION.
         SECTION 2.02.  Sections 43.02(b) and (c-1), Penal Code, are
  transferred to Section 43.021, Penal Code, as added by this Act,
  redesignated as Sections 43.021(a) and (b), Penal Code,
  respectively, and amended to read as follows:
         (a) [(b)]  A person commits an offense if the person
  knowingly offers or agrees to pay a fee to another person for the
  purpose of engaging in sexual conduct with that person or another.
         (b) [(c-1)]  An offense under Subsection (a) [(b)] is a state
  jail felony [Class A misdemeanor], except that the offense is:
               (1)  a [state jail] felony of the third degree if the
  actor has previously been convicted of an offense under Subsection
  (a) or under Section 43.02(b), as that law existed before September
  1, 2021 [(b)]; or
               (2)  a felony of the first [second] degree if the person
  with whom the actor agrees to engage in sexual conduct is:
                     (A)  younger than 18 years of age, regardless of
  whether the actor knows the age of the person at the time of the
  offense;
                     (B)  represented to the actor as being younger
  than 18 years of age; or
                     (C)  believed by the actor to be younger than 18
  years of age.
         SECTION 2.03.  Section 43.021, Penal Code, as added by this
  Act, is amended by adding Subsection (c) to read as follows:
         (c)  A conviction may be used for purposes of enhancement
  under this section or enhancement under Subchapter D, Chapter 12,
  but not under both this section and that subchapter. For purposes of
  enhancement of penalties under this section or Subchapter D,
  Chapter 12, a defendant is considered to have been previously
  convicted of an offense under this section or under Section
  43.02(b), as that law existed before September 1, 2021, if the
  defendant was adjudged guilty of the offense or entered a plea of
  guilty or nolo contendere in return for a grant of deferred
  adjudication, regardless of whether the sentence for the offense
  was ever imposed or whether the sentence was probated and the
  defendant was subsequently discharged from community supervision.
  ARTICLE 3.  CONFORMING CHANGES
         SECTION 3.01.  Section 25.06(a), Alcoholic Beverage Code, as
  effective September 1, 2021, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The commission shall deny an original application for a
  wine and malt beverage retailer's permit if the commission finds
  that the applicant, or the applicant's spouse, during the five
  years immediately preceding the application, was finally convicted
  of a felony or one of the following offenses:
               (1)  prostitution or solicitation of prostitution;
               (2)  a vagrancy offense involving moral turpitude;
               (3)  bookmaking;
               (4)  gambling or gaming;
               (5)  an offense involving controlled substances as
  defined in Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, or other dangerous
  drugs;
               (6)  a violation of this code resulting in the
  cancellation of a license or permit, or a fine of not less than
  $500;
               (7)  more than three violations of this code relating
  to minors;
               (8)  bootlegging; or
               (9)  an offense involving firearms or a deadly weapon.
         SECTION 3.02.  Section 69.06(a), Alcoholic Beverage Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The commission shall deny an original application for a
  retail dealer's on-premise license if the commission finds that the
  applicant or the applicant's spouse, during the five years
  immediately preceding the application, was finally convicted of a
  felony or one of the following offenses:
               (1)  prostitution or solicitation of prostitution;
               (2)  a vagrancy offense involving moral turpitude;
               (3)  bookmaking;
               (4)  gambling or gaming;
               (5)  an offense involving controlled substances as
  defined in the Texas Controlled Substances Act, including an
  offense involving a synthetic cannabinoid, or an offense involving
  other dangerous drugs;
               (6)  a violation of this code resulting in the
  cancellation of a license or permit, or a fine of not less than
  $500;
               (7)  more than three violations of this code relating
  to minors;
               (8)  bootlegging; or
               (9)  an offense involving firearms or a deadly weapon.
         SECTION 3.03.  Section 125.0015(a), Civil Practice and
  Remedies Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A person who maintains a place to which persons
  habitually go for the following purposes and who knowingly
  tolerates the activity and furthermore fails to make reasonable
  attempts to abate the activity maintains a common nuisance:
               (1)  discharge of a firearm in a public place as
  prohibited by the Penal Code;
               (2)  reckless discharge of a firearm as prohibited by
  the Penal Code;
               (3)  engaging in organized criminal activity as a
  member of a combination as prohibited by the Penal Code;
               (4)  delivery, possession, manufacture, or use of a
  substance or other item in violation of Chapter 481, Health and
  Safety Code;
               (5)  gambling, gambling promotion, or communicating
  gambling information as prohibited by the Penal Code;
               (6)  prostitution as described by Section 43.02, Penal
  Code, solicitation of prostitution as described by Section 43.021,
  Penal Code, promotion of prostitution as described by Section
  43.03, Penal Code, or aggravated promotion of prostitution as
  described by Section 43.04, [prohibited by the] Penal Code;
               (7)  compelling prostitution as prohibited by the Penal
  Code;
               (8)  commercial manufacture, commercial distribution,
  or commercial exhibition of obscene material as prohibited by the
  Penal Code;
               (9)  aggravated assault as described by Section 22.02,
  Penal Code;
               (10)  sexual assault as described by Section 22.011,
  Penal Code;
               (11)  aggravated sexual assault as described by Section
  22.021, Penal Code;
               (12)  robbery as described by Section 29.02, Penal
  Code;
               (13)  aggravated robbery as described by Section 29.03,
  Penal Code;
               (14)  unlawfully carrying a weapon as described by
  Section 46.02, Penal Code;
               (15)  murder as described by Section 19.02, Penal Code;
               (16)  capital murder as described by Section 19.03,
  Penal Code;
               (17)  continuous sexual abuse of young child or
  children as described by Section 21.02, Penal Code;
               (18)  massage therapy or other massage services in
  violation of Chapter 455, Occupations Code;
               (19)  employing a minor at a sexually oriented business
  as defined by Section 243.002, Local Government Code;
               (20)  trafficking of persons as described by Section
  20A.02, Penal Code;
               (21)  sexual conduct or performance by a child as
  described by Section 43.25, Penal Code;
               (22)  employment harmful to a child as described by
  Section 43.251, Penal Code;
               (23)  criminal trespass as described by Section 30.05,
  Penal Code;
               (24)  disorderly conduct as described by Section 42.01,
  Penal Code;
               (25)  arson as described by Section 28.02, Penal Code;
               (26)  criminal mischief as described by Section 28.03,
  Penal Code, that causes a pecuniary loss of $500 or more; or
               (27)  a graffiti offense in violation of Section 28.08,
  Penal Code.
         SECTION 3.04.  Article 17.45, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Art. 17.45.  CONDITIONS REQUIRING AIDS AND HIV INSTRUCTION.
  A magistrate may require as a condition of bond that a defendant
  charged with an offense under Section 43.02 or 43.021, Penal Code,
  receive counseling or education, or both, relating to acquired
  immune deficiency syndrome or human immunodeficiency virus.
         SECTION 3.05.  Article 42A.751(a), Code of Criminal
  Procedure, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  At any time during the period of community supervision,
  the judge may issue a warrant for a violation of any condition of
  community supervision and cause a defendant convicted under Section
  43.02 or 43.021, Penal Code, Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, or
  Sections 485.031 through 485.035, Health and Safety Code, or placed
  on deferred adjudication community supervision after being charged
  with one of those offenses, to be subject to:
               (1)  the control measures of Section 81.083, Health and
  Safety Code; and
               (2)  the court-ordered-management provisions of
  Subchapter G, Chapter 81, Health and Safety Code.
         SECTION 3.06.  Section 62.001(5), Code of Criminal
  Procedure, is amended to read as follows:
               (5)  "Reportable conviction or adjudication" means a
  conviction or adjudication, including an adjudication of
  delinquent conduct or a deferred adjudication, that, regardless of
  the pendency of an appeal, is a conviction for or an adjudication
  for or based on:
                     (A)  a violation of Section 21.02 (Continuous
  sexual abuse of young child or children), 21.09 (Bestiality), 21.11
  (Indecency with a child), 22.011 (Sexual assault), 22.021
  (Aggravated sexual assault), or 25.02 (Prohibited sexual conduct),
  Penal Code;
                     (B)  a violation of Section 43.04 (Aggravated
  promotion of prostitution), 43.05 (Compelling prostitution), 43.25
  (Sexual performance by a child), or 43.26 (Possession or promotion
  of child pornography), Penal Code;
                     (B-1)  a violation of Section 43.021
  (Solicitation of Prostitution) [43.02 (Prostitution)], Penal Code,
  if the offense is punishable as a felony of the first degree [under
  Subsection (c-1)(2) of that section];
                     (C)  a violation of Section 20.04(a)(4)
  (Aggravated kidnapping), Penal Code, if the actor committed the
  offense or engaged in the conduct with intent to violate or abuse
  the victim sexually;
                     (D)  a violation of Section 30.02 (Burglary),
  Penal Code, if the offense or conduct is punishable under
  Subsection (d) of that section and the actor committed the offense
  or engaged in the conduct with intent to commit a felony listed in
  Paragraph (A) or (C);
                     (E)  a violation of Section 20.02 (Unlawful
  restraint), 20.03 (Kidnapping), or 20.04 (Aggravated kidnapping),
  Penal Code, if, as applicable:
                           (i)  the judgment in the case contains an
  affirmative finding under Article 42.015; or
                           (ii)  the order in the hearing or the papers
  in the case contain an affirmative finding that the victim or
  intended victim was younger than 17 years of age;
                     (F)  the second violation of Section 21.08
  (Indecent exposure), Penal Code, but not if the second violation
  results in a deferred adjudication;
                     (G)  an attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation, as
  defined by Chapter 15, Penal Code, to commit an offense or engage in
  conduct listed in Paragraph (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (K), or (L);
                     (H)  a violation of the laws of another state,
  federal law, the laws of a foreign country, or the Uniform Code of
  Military Justice for or based on the violation of an offense
  containing elements that are substantially similar to the elements
  of an offense listed under Paragraph (A), (B), (B-1), (C), (D), (E),
  (G), (J), (K), or (L), but not if the violation results in a
  deferred adjudication;
                     (I)  the second violation of the laws of another
  state, federal law, the laws of a foreign country, or the Uniform
  Code of Military Justice for or based on the violation of an offense
  containing elements that are substantially similar to the elements
  of the offense of indecent exposure, but not if the second violation
  results in a deferred adjudication;
                     (J)  a violation of Section 33.021 (Online
  solicitation of a minor), Penal Code;
                     (K)  a violation of Section 20A.02(a)(3), (4),
  (7), or (8) (Trafficking of persons), Penal Code; or
                     (L)  a violation of Section 20A.03 (Continuous
  trafficking of persons), Penal Code, if the offense is based partly
  or wholly on conduct that constitutes an offense under Section
  20A.02(a)(3), (4), (7), or (8) of that code.
         SECTION 3.07.  Section 11.066, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 11.066.  ELIGIBILITY FOR SERVICE BY TRUSTEE CONVICTED
  OF CERTAIN OFFENSES. A person is ineligible to serve as a member of
  the board of trustees of a school district if the person has been
  convicted of a felony or an offense under Section 43.021
  [43.02(b)], Penal Code.
         SECTION 3.08.  Section 51.03(b), Family Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (b)  Conduct indicating a need for supervision is:
               (1)  subject to Subsection (f), conduct, other than a
  traffic offense, that violates:
                     (A)  the penal laws of this state of the grade of
  misdemeanor that are punishable by fine only; or
                     (B)  the penal ordinances of any political
  subdivision of this state;
               (2)  the voluntary absence of a child from the child's
  home without the consent of the child's parent or guardian for a
  substantial length of time or without intent to return;
               (3)  conduct prohibited by city ordinance or by state
  law involving the inhalation of the fumes or vapors of paint and
  other protective coatings or glue and other adhesives and the
  volatile chemicals itemized in Section 485.001, Health and Safety
  Code;
               (4)  an act that violates a school district's
  previously communicated written standards of student conduct for
  which the child has been expelled under Section 37.007(c),
  Education Code;
               (5)  notwithstanding Subsection (a)(1), conduct
  described by Section 43.02 or 43.021 [43.02(a) or (b)], Penal Code;
  or
               (6)  notwithstanding Subsection (a)(1), conduct that
  violates Section 43.261, Penal Code.
         SECTION 3.09.  Section 261.001(1), Family Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
               (1)  "Abuse" includes the following acts or omissions
  by a person:
                     (A)  mental or emotional injury to a child that
  results in an observable and material impairment in the child's
  growth, development, or psychological functioning;
                     (B)  causing or permitting the child to be in a
  situation in which the child sustains a mental or emotional injury
  that results in an observable and material impairment in the
  child's growth, development, or psychological functioning;
                     (C)  physical injury that results in substantial
  harm to the child, or the genuine threat of substantial harm from
  physical injury to the child, including an injury that is at
  variance with the history or explanation given and excluding an
  accident or reasonable discipline by a parent, guardian, or
  managing or possessory conservator that does not expose the child
  to a substantial risk of harm;
                     (D)  failure to make a reasonable effort to
  prevent an action by another person that results in physical injury
  that results in substantial harm to the child;
                     (E)  sexual conduct harmful to a child's mental,
  emotional, or physical welfare, including conduct that constitutes
  the offense of continuous sexual abuse of young child or children
  under Section 21.02, Penal Code, indecency with a child under
  Section 21.11, Penal Code, sexual assault under Section 22.011,
  Penal Code, or aggravated sexual assault under Section 22.021,
  Penal Code;
                     (F)  failure to make a reasonable effort to
  prevent sexual conduct harmful to a child;
                     (G)  compelling or encouraging the child to engage
  in sexual conduct as defined by Section 43.01, Penal Code,
  including compelling or encouraging the child in a manner that
  constitutes an offense of trafficking of persons under Section
  20A.02(a)(7) or (8), Penal Code, solicitation of prostitution under
  Section 43.021 [43.02(b)], Penal Code, or compelling prostitution
  under Section 43.05(a)(2), Penal Code;
                     (H)  causing, permitting, encouraging, engaging
  in, or allowing the photographing, filming, or depicting of the
  child if the person knew or should have known that the resulting
  photograph, film, or depiction of the child is obscene as defined by
  Section 43.21, Penal Code, or pornographic;
                     (I)  the current use by a person of a controlled
  substance as defined by Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, in a
  manner or to the extent that the use results in physical, mental, or
  emotional injury to a child;
                     (J)  causing, expressly permitting, or
  encouraging a child to use a controlled substance as defined by
  Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code;
                     (K)  causing, permitting, encouraging, engaging
  in, or allowing a sexual performance by a child as defined by
  Section 43.25, Penal Code;
                     (L)  knowingly causing, permitting, encouraging,
  engaging in, or allowing a child to be trafficked in a manner
  punishable as an offense under Section 20A.02(a)(5), (6), (7), or
  (8), Penal Code, or the failure to make a reasonable effort to
  prevent a child from being trafficked in a manner punishable as an
  offense under any of those sections; or
                     (M)  forcing or coercing a child to enter into a
  marriage.
         SECTION 3.10.  Section 71.0353, Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 71.0353.  TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS INFORMATION. As a
  component of the official monthly report submitted to the Office of
  Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System, a district court
  or county court at law shall report the number of cases filed for
  the following offenses:
               (1)  trafficking of persons under Section 20A.02, Penal
  Code;
               (2)  prostitution under Section 43.02, Penal Code;
               (3)  solicitation of prostitution under Section
  43.021, Penal Code; and
               (4) [(3)]  compelling prostitution under Section
  43.05, Penal Code.
         SECTION 3.11.  Section 402.035(d), Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (d)  The task force shall:
               (1)  collaborate, as needed to fulfill the duties of
  the task force, with:
                     (A)  United States attorneys' offices for all of
  the federal districts of Texas; and
                     (B)  special agents or customs and border
  protection officers and border patrol agents of:
                           (i)  the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
                           (ii)  the United States Drug Enforcement
  Administration;
                           (iii)  the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
  Firearms and Explosives;
                           (iv)  United States Immigration and Customs
  Enforcement; or
                           (v)  the United States Department of
  Homeland Security;
               (2)  collect, organize, and periodically publish
  statistical data on the nature and extent of human trafficking in
  this state, including data described by Subdivisions (4)(A), (B),
  (C), (D), and (E);
               (3)  solicit cooperation and assistance from state and
  local governmental agencies, political subdivisions of the state,
  nongovernmental organizations, and other persons, as appropriate,
  for the purpose of collecting and organizing statistical data under
  Subdivision (2);
               (4)  ensure that each state or local governmental
  agency and political subdivision of the state and each state or
  local law enforcement agency, district attorney, or county attorney
  that assists in the prevention of human trafficking collects
  statistical data related to human trafficking, including, as
  appropriate:
                     (A)  the number of investigations concerning,
  arrests and prosecutions for, and convictions of:
                           (i)  the offense of trafficking of persons;
                           (ii)  the offense of forgery or an offense
  under Chapter 43, Penal Code, if the offense was committed as part
  of a criminal episode involving the trafficking of persons; and
                           (iii)  an offense punishable as a felony of
  the first degree under Section 43.021 [43.02(c-1)(2)], Penal Code,
  regardless of whether the offense was committed as part of a
  criminal episode involving the trafficking of persons;
                     (B)  demographic information on persons who are
  convicted of offenses described by Paragraph (A) and persons who
  are the victims of those offenses;
                     (C)  geographic routes by which human trafficking
  victims are trafficked, including routes by which victims are
  trafficked across this state's international border, and
  geographic patterns in human trafficking, including the country or
  state of origin and the country or state of destination;
                     (D)  means of transportation and methods used by
  persons who engage in trafficking to transport their victims; and
                     (E)  social and economic factors that create a
  demand for the labor or services that victims of human trafficking
  are forced to provide;
               (5)  work with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
  to develop and conduct training for law enforcement personnel,
  victim service providers, and medical service providers to identify
  victims of human trafficking;
               (6)  work with the Texas Education Agency, the
  Department of Family and Protective Services, and the Health and
  Human Services Commission to:
                     (A)  develop a list of key indicators that a
  person is a victim of human trafficking;
                     (B)  develop a standardized curriculum for
  training doctors, nurses, emergency medical services personnel,
  teachers, school counselors, school administrators, and personnel
  from the Department of Family and Protective Services and the
  Health and Human Services Commission to identify and assist victims
  of human trafficking;
                     (C)  train doctors, nurses, emergency medical
  services personnel, teachers, school counselors, school
  administrators, and personnel from the Department of Family and
  Protective Services and the Health and Human Services Commission to
  identify and assist victims of human trafficking;
                     (D)  develop and conduct training for personnel
  from the Department of Family and Protective Services and the
  Health and Human Services Commission on methods for identifying
  children in foster care who may be at risk of becoming victims of
  human trafficking; and
                     (E)  develop a process for referring identified
  human trafficking victims and individuals at risk of becoming
  victims to appropriate entities for services;
               (7)  on the request of a judge of a county court, county
  court at law, or district court or a county attorney, district
  attorney, or criminal district attorney, assist and train the judge
  or the judge's staff or the attorney or the attorney's staff in the
  recognition and prevention of human trafficking;
               (8)  examine training protocols related to human
  trafficking issues, as developed and implemented by federal, state,
  and local law enforcement agencies;
               (9)  collaborate with state and local governmental
  agencies, political subdivisions of the state, and nongovernmental
  organizations to implement a media awareness campaign in
  communities affected by human trafficking;
               (10)  develop recommendations on how to strengthen
  state and local efforts to prevent human trafficking, protect and
  assist human trafficking victims, curb markets and other economic
  avenues that facilitate human trafficking and investigate and
  prosecute human trafficking offenders;
               (11)  examine the extent to which human trafficking is
  associated with the operation of sexually oriented businesses, as
  defined by Section 243.002, Local Government Code, and the
  workplace or public health concerns that are created by the
  association of human trafficking and the operation of sexually
  oriented businesses;
               (12)  develop recommendations for addressing the
  demand for forced labor or services or sexual conduct involving
  victims of human trafficking, including recommendations for
  increased penalties for individuals who engage or attempt to engage
  in solicitation of prostitution with victims younger than 18 years
  of age; and
               (13)  identify and report to the governor and
  legislature on laws, licensure requirements, or other regulations
  that can be passed at the state and local level to curb trafficking
  using the Internet and in sexually oriented businesses.
         SECTION 3.12.  Section 411.042(b), Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The bureau of identification and records shall:
               (1)  procure and file for record photographs, pictures,
  descriptions, fingerprints, measurements, and other pertinent
  information of all persons arrested for or charged with a criminal
  offense or convicted of a criminal offense, regardless of whether
  the conviction is probated;
               (2)  collect information concerning the number and
  nature of offenses reported or known to have been committed in the
  state and the legal steps taken in connection with the offenses, and
  other information useful in the study of crime and the
  administration of justice, including information that enables the
  bureau to create a statistical breakdown of:
                     (A)  offenses in which family violence was
  involved;
                     (B)  offenses under Sections 22.011 and 22.021,
  Penal Code; and
                     (C)  offenses under Sections 20A.02, 43.02
  [43.02(a)], 43.021 [43.02(b)], 43.03, 43.031, 43.04, 43.041, and
  43.05, Penal Code;
               (3)  make ballistic tests of bullets and firearms and
  chemical analyses of bloodstains, cloth, materials, and other
  substances for law enforcement officers of the state;
               (4)  cooperate with identification and crime records
  bureaus in other states and the United States Department of
  Justice;
               (5)  maintain a list of all previous background checks
  for applicants for any position regulated under Chapter 1702,
  Occupations Code, who have undergone a criminal history background
  check as required by that chapter, if the check indicates a Class B
  misdemeanor or equivalent offense or a greater offense;
               (6)  collect information concerning the number and
  nature of protective orders and magistrate's orders of emergency
  protection and all other pertinent information about all persons
  subject to active orders, including pertinent information about
  persons subject to conditions of bond imposed for the protection of
  the victim in any family violence, sexual assault or abuse,
  indecent assault, stalking, or trafficking case. Information in the
  law enforcement information system relating to an active order
  shall include:
                     (A)  the name, sex, race, date of birth, personal
  descriptors, address, and county of residence of the person to whom
  the order is directed;
                     (B)  any known identifying number of the person to
  whom the order is directed, including the person's social security
  number or driver's license number;
                     (C)  the name and county of residence of the
  person protected by the order;
                     (D)  the residence address and place of employment
  or business of the person protected by the order;
                     (E)  the child-care facility or school where a
  child protected by the order normally resides or which the child
  normally attends;
                     (F)  the relationship or former relationship
  between the person who is protected by the order and the person to
  whom the order is directed;
                     (G)  the conditions of bond imposed on the person
  to whom the order is directed, if any, for the protection of a
  victim in any family violence, sexual assault or abuse, indecent
  assault, stalking, or trafficking case;
                     (H)  any minimum distance the person subject to
  the order is required to maintain from the protected places or
  persons; and
                     (I)  the date the order expires;
               (7)  grant access to criminal history record
  information in the manner authorized under Subchapter F;
               (8)  collect and disseminate information regarding
  offenders with mental impairments in compliance with Chapter 614,
  Health and Safety Code; and
               (9)  record data and maintain a state database for a
  computerized criminal history record system and computerized
  juvenile justice information system that serves:
                     (A)  as the record creation point for criminal
  history record information and juvenile justice information
  maintained by the state; and
                     (B)  as the control terminal for the entry of
  records, in accordance with federal law and regulations, federal
  executive orders, and federal policy, into the federal database
  maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
         SECTION 3.13.  Section 411.1471(a), Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  This section applies to a defendant who is:
               (1)  arrested for a felony prohibited under any of the
  following Penal Code sections:
                     (A)  Section 19.02;
                     (B)  Section 19.03;
                     (C)  Section 20.03;
                     (D)  Section 20.04;
                     (E)  Section 20.05;
                     (F)  Section 20.06;
                     (G)  Section 20A.02;
                     (H)  Section 20A.03;
                     (I)  Section 21.02;
                     (J)  Section 21.11;
                     (K)  Section 22.01;
                     (L)  Section 22.011;
                     (M)  Section 22.02;
                     (N)  Section 22.021;
                     (O)  Section 25.02;
                     (P)  Section 29.02;
                     (Q)  Section 29.03;
                     (R)  Section 30.02;
                     (S)  Section 31.03;
                     (T)  Section 43.03;
                     (U)  Section 43.04;
                     (V)  Section 43.05;
                     (W)  Section 43.25; or
                     (X)  Section 43.26; or
               (2)  convicted of an offense:
                     (A)  under Title 5, Penal Code, other than an
  offense described by Subdivision (1), that is punishable as a Class
  A misdemeanor or any higher category of offense, except for an
  offense punishable as a Class A misdemeanor under Section 22.05,
  Penal Code; or
                     (B)  under Section 21.08, 25.04, 43.021
  [43.02(b)], or 43.24, Penal Code.
         SECTION 3.14.  Section 81.093(a), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A court may direct a person convicted of an offense
  under Section 43.02 or 43.021, Penal Code, under Chapter 481 (Texas
  Controlled Substances Act), or under Sections 485.031 through
  485.035 to be subject to the control measures of Section 81.083 and
  to the court-ordered management provisions of Subchapter G.
         SECTION 3.15.  The heading to Chapter 169, Health and Safety
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 169.  FIRST OFFENDER SOLICITATION OF PROSTITUTION
  PREVENTION PROGRAM
         SECTION 3.16.  Section 169.001, Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 169.001.  FIRST OFFENDER SOLICITATION OF PROSTITUTION
  PREVENTION PROGRAM; PROCEDURES FOR CERTAIN DEFENDANTS.  (a)  In
  this chapter, "first offender solicitation of prostitution
  prevention program" means a program that has the following
  essential characteristics:
               (1)  the integration of services in the processing of
  cases in the judicial system;
               (2)  the use of a nonadversarial approach involving
  prosecutors and defense attorneys to promote public safety, to
  reduce the demand for the commercial sex trade and trafficking of
  persons by educating offenders, and to protect the due process
  rights of program participants;
               (3)  early identification and prompt placement of
  eligible participants in the program;
               (4)  access to information, counseling, and services
  relating to sex addiction, sexually transmitted diseases, mental
  health, and substance abuse;
               (5)  a coordinated strategy to govern program responses
  to participant compliance;
               (6)  monitoring and evaluation of program goals and
  effectiveness;
               (7)  continuing interdisciplinary education to promote
  effective program planning, implementation, and operations; and
               (8)  development of partnerships with public agencies
  and community organizations.
         (b)  If a defendant successfully completes a first offender
  solicitation of prostitution prevention program, regardless of
  whether the defendant was convicted of the offense for which the
  defendant entered the program or whether the court deferred further
  proceedings without entering an adjudication of guilt, after notice
  to the state and a hearing on whether the defendant is otherwise
  entitled to the petition, including whether the required time
  period has elapsed, and whether issuance of the order is in the best
  interest of justice, the court shall enter an order of
  nondisclosure of criminal history record information under
  Subchapter E-1, Chapter 411, Government Code, as if the defendant
  had received a discharge and dismissal under Article 42A.111, Code
  of Criminal Procedure, with respect to all records and files
  related to the defendant's arrest for the offense for which the
  defendant entered the program if the defendant:
               (1)  has not been previously convicted of a felony
  offense; and
               (2)  is not convicted of any other felony offense
  before the second anniversary of the defendant's successful
  completion of the program.
         SECTION 3.17.  Sections 169.002(a), (b), (d), (e), and (f),
  Health and Safety Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The commissioners court of a county or governing body of
  a municipality may establish a first offender solicitation of
  prostitution prevention program for defendants charged with an
  offense under Section 43.021 [43.02(b)], Penal Code.
         (b)  A defendant is eligible to participate in a first
  offender solicitation of prostitution prevention program
  established under this chapter only if:
               (1)  the attorney representing the state consents to
  the defendant's participation in the program; and
               (2)  the court in which the criminal case is pending
  finds that the defendant has not been previously convicted of:
                     (A)  an offense under Section 20A.02, 43.02(b), as
  that law existed before September 1, 2021 [43.02], 43.021, 43.03,
  43.031, 43.04, 43.041, or 43.05, Penal Code;
                     (B)  an offense listed in Article 42A.054(a), Code
  of Criminal Procedure; or
                     (C)  an offense punishable as a felony under
  Chapter 481.
         (d)  A defendant is not eligible to participate in the first
  offender solicitation of prostitution prevention program if the
  defendant offered or agreed to hire a person to engage in sexual
  conduct and the person was younger than 18 years of age at the time
  of the offense.
         (e)  The court in which the criminal case is pending shall
  allow an eligible defendant to choose whether to participate in the
  first offender solicitation of prostitution prevention program or
  otherwise proceed through the criminal justice system.
         (f)  If a defendant who chooses to participate in the first
  offender solicitation of prostitution prevention program fails to
  attend any portion of the program, the court in which the
  defendant's criminal case is pending shall issue a warrant for the
  defendant's arrest and proceed on the criminal case as if the
  defendant had chosen not to participate in the program.
         SECTION 3.18.  Section 169.003(a), Health and Safety Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A first offender solicitation of prostitution
  prevention program established under this chapter must:
               (1)  ensure that a person eligible for the program is
  provided legal counsel before volunteering to proceed through the
  program and while participating in the program;
               (2)  allow any participant to withdraw from the program
  at any time before a trial on the merits has been initiated;
               (3)  provide each participant with information,
  counseling, and services relating to sex addiction, sexually
  transmitted diseases, mental health, and substance abuse; and
               (4)  provide each participant with classroom
  instruction related to the prevention of the solicitation of
  prostitution.
         SECTION 3.19.  Sections 169.004, 169.005, and 169.006,
  Health and Safety Code, are amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 169.004.  OVERSIGHT. (a)  The lieutenant governor and
  the speaker of the house of representatives may assign to
  appropriate legislative committees duties relating to the
  oversight of first offender solicitation of prostitution
  prevention programs established under this chapter.
         (b)  A legislative committee or the governor may request the
  state auditor to perform a management, operations, or financial or
  accounting audit of a first offender solicitation of prostitution
  prevention program established under this chapter.
         (c)  A first offender solicitation of prostitution
  prevention program established under this chapter shall:
               (1)  notify the criminal justice division of the
  governor's office before or on implementation of the program; and
               (2)  provide information regarding the performance of
  the program to the division on request.
         Sec. 169.005.  REIMBURSEMENT FEES. (a) A first offender
  solicitation of prostitution prevention program established under
  this chapter may collect from a participant in the program a
  nonrefundable reimbursement fee for the program in a reasonable
  amount not to exceed $1,000, from which the following must be paid:
               (1)  a counseling and services reimbursement fee in an
  amount necessary to cover the costs of the counseling and services
  provided by the program; and
               (2)  a law enforcement training reimbursement fee, in
  an amount equal to five percent of the total amount paid under
  Subdivision (1), to be deposited to the credit of the treasury of
  the county or municipality that established the program to cover
  costs associated with the provision of training to law enforcement
  personnel on domestic violence, prostitution, and the trafficking
  of persons.
         (b)  Reimbursement fees collected under this section may be
  paid on a periodic basis or on a deferred payment schedule at the
  discretion of the judge, magistrate, or program director
  administering the first offender solicitation of prostitution
  prevention program. The fees must be based on the participant's
  ability to pay.
         Sec. 169.006.  SUSPENSION OR DISMISSAL OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
  REQUIREMENT. (a)  To encourage participation in a first offender
  solicitation of prostitution prevention program established under
  this chapter, the judge or magistrate administering the program may
  suspend any requirement that, as a condition of community
  supervision, a participant in the program work a specified number
  of hours at a community service project.
         (b)  On a participant's successful completion of a first
  offender solicitation of prostitution prevention program, a judge
  or magistrate may excuse the participant from any condition of
  community supervision previously suspended under Subsection (a).
         SECTION 3.20.  Section 455.202(d)(2), Occupations Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
               (2)  "Sexual contact" includes:
                     (A)  any touching of any part of the genitalia or
  anus;
                     (B)  any touching of the breasts of a female
  without the written consent of the female;
                     (C)  any offer or agreement to engage in any
  activity described in Paragraph (A) or (B);
                     (D)  kissing without the consent of both persons;
                     (E)  deviate sexual intercourse, sexual contact,
  sexual intercourse, indecent exposure, sexual assault,
  prostitution, solicitation of prostitution, and promotion
  [promotions] of prostitution as described in Chapters 21, 22, and
  43, Penal Code, or any offer or agreement to engage in such
  activities;
                     (F)  any behavior, gesture, or expression that may
  reasonably be interpreted as inappropriately seductive or sexual;
  or
                     (G)  inappropriate sexual comments about or to a
  client, including sexual comments about a person's body.
         SECTION 3.21.  Section 15.031(b), Penal Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (b)  A person commits an offense if, with intent that an
  offense under Section 20A.02(a)(7) or (8), 21.02, 21.11, 22.011,
  22.021, 43.02, 43.021, 43.05(a)(2), or 43.25 be committed, the
  person by any means requests, commands, or attempts to induce a
  minor or another whom the person believes to be a minor to engage in
  specific conduct that, under the circumstances surrounding the
  actor's conduct as the actor believes them to be, would constitute
  an offense under one of those sections or would make the minor or
  other believed by the person to be a minor a party to the commission
  of an offense under one of those sections.
         SECTION 3.22.  Section 20A.02(a), Penal Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  A person commits an offense if the person knowingly:
               (1)  traffics another person with the intent that the
  trafficked person engage in forced labor or services;
               (2)  receives a benefit from participating in a venture
  that involves an activity described by Subdivision (1), including
  by receiving labor or services the person knows are forced labor or
  services;
               (3)  traffics another person and, through force, fraud,
  or coercion, causes the trafficked person to engage in conduct
  prohibited by:
                     (A)  Section 43.02 (Prostitution);
                     (B)  Section 43.03 (Promotion of Prostitution);
                     (B-1)  Section 43.031 (Online Promotion of
  Prostitution);
                     (C)  Section 43.04 (Aggravated Promotion of
  Prostitution);
                     (C-1)  Section 43.041 (Aggravated Online
  Promotion of Prostitution); or
                     (D)  Section 43.05 (Compelling Prostitution);
               (4)  receives a benefit from participating in a venture
  that involves an activity described by Subdivision (3) or engages
  in sexual conduct with a person trafficked in the manner described
  in Subdivision (3);
               (5)  traffics a child with the intent that the
  trafficked child engage in forced labor or services;
               (6)  receives a benefit from participating in a venture
  that involves an activity described by Subdivision (5), including
  by receiving labor or services the person knows are forced labor or
  services;
               (7)  traffics a child and by any means causes the
  trafficked child to engage in, or become the victim of, conduct
  prohibited by:
                     (A)  Section 21.02 (Continuous Sexual Abuse of
  Young Child or Children);
                     (B)  Section 21.11 (Indecency with a Child);
                     (C)  Section 22.011 (Sexual Assault);
                     (D)  Section 22.021 (Aggravated Sexual Assault);
                     (E)  Section 43.02 (Prostitution);
                     (E-1)  Section 43.021 (Solicitation of
  Prostitution);
                     (F)  Section 43.03 (Promotion of Prostitution);
                     (F-1)  Section 43.031 (Online Promotion of
  Prostitution);
                     (G)  Section 43.04 (Aggravated Promotion of
  Prostitution);
                     (G-1)  Section 43.041 (Aggravated Online
  Promotion of Prostitution);
                     (H)  Section 43.05 (Compelling Prostitution);
                     (I)  Section 43.25 (Sexual Performance by a
  Child);
                     (J)  Section 43.251 (Employment Harmful to
  Children); or
                     (K)  Section 43.26 (Possession or Promotion of
  Child Pornography); or
               (8)  receives a benefit from participating in a venture
  that involves an activity described by Subdivision (7) or engages
  in sexual conduct with a child trafficked in the manner described in
  Subdivision (7).
         SECTION 3.23.  Section 25.08(c), Penal Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (c)  An offense under this section is a felony of the third
  degree, except that the offense is a felony of the second degree if
  the actor commits the offense with intent to commit an offense under
  Section 20A.02, 43.021 [43.02], 43.05, or 43.25.
         SECTION 3.24.  Section 25.081(c), Penal Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (c)  An offense under this section is a felony of the third
  degree, except that the offense is a felony of the second degree if
  the actor commits the offense with intent to commit an offense under
  Section 20A.02, 43.021 [43.02], 43.05, 43.25, 43.251, or 43.26.
         SECTION 3.25.  Section 43.01, Penal Code, is amended by
  adding Subdivision (6) to read as follows:
               (6)  "Solicitation of prostitution" means the offense
  defined in Section 43.021.
         SECTION 3.26.  Section 43.031(a), Penal Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  A person commits an offense if the person owns, manages,
  or operates an interactive computer service or information content
  provider, or operates as an information content provider, with the
  intent to promote the prostitution of another person or facilitate
  another person to engage in prostitution or solicitation of
  prostitution.
         SECTION 3.27.  Section 43.041(a), Penal Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  A person commits an offense if the person owns, manages,
  or operates an interactive computer service or information content
  provider, or operates as an information content provider, with the
  intent to promote the prostitution of five or more persons or
  facilitate five or more persons to engage in prostitution or
  solicitation of prostitution.
         SECTION 3.28.  Section 93.013(a), Property Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  Notwithstanding a provision in a lease to the contrary,
  a tenant's right of possession terminates and the landlord has a
  right to recover possession of the leased premises if the tenant is
  using the premises or allowing the premises to be used for the
  purposes of prostitution as described by Section 43.02, Penal Code,
  solicitation of prostitution as described by Section 43.021, Penal
  Code, promotion of prostitution as described by Section 43.03,
  Penal Code, aggravated promotion of prostitution as described by
  Section 43.04, Penal Code, [or] compelling prostitution[,] as
  described [prohibited] by Section 43.05, [the] Penal Code, or
  trafficking of persons as described by Section 20A.02, Penal Code.
  ARTICLE 4. TRANSITION; EFFECTIVE DATE
         SECTION 4.01.  The changes in law made by Article 1 of this
  Act apply only to a cause of action that accrues on or after the
  effective date of this Act. A cause of action that accrues before
  the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect
  immediately before the effective date of this Act, and that law is
  continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 4.02.  The changes in law made by Articles 2 and 3 of
  this Act apply only to an offense committed on or after the
  effective date of this Act. An offense committed before the
  effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect on the
  date the offense was committed, and the former law is continued in
  effect for that purpose. For purposes of this section, an offense
  was committed before the effective date of this Act if any element
  of the offense occurred before that date.
         SECTION 4.03.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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