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  S.B. No. 24
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the prosecution, punishment, and certain criminal and
  civil consequences of offenses involving or related to the
  trafficking of persons and to certain protections for victims of
  those offenses.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
  ARTICLE 1.  TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS AND COMPELLING PROSTITUTION
         SECTION 1.01.  Section 20A.01, Penal Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 20A.01.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Child" means a person younger than 18 years of
  age.
               (2)  "Forced labor or services" means labor or
  services, other than labor or services that constitute sexual
  conduct [including conduct that constitutes an offense under
  Section 43.02], that are performed or provided by another person
  and obtained through an actor's use of force, fraud, or coercion[:
                     [(A)     causing or threatening to cause bodily
  injury to the person or another person or otherwise causing the
  person performing or providing labor or services to believe that
  the person or another person will suffer bodily injury;
                     [(B)     restraining or threatening to restrain the
  person or another person in a manner described by Section 20.01(1)
  or causing the person performing or providing labor or services to
  believe that the person or another person will be restrained;
                     [(C)     knowingly destroying, concealing, removing,
  confiscating, or withholding from the person or another person, or
  threatening to destroy, conceal, remove, confiscate, or withhold
  from the person or another person, the person's actual or
  purported:
                           [(i)  government records;
                           [(ii)  identifying information; or
                           [(iii)  personal property;
                     [(D)     threatening the person with abuse of the law
  or the legal process in relation to the person or another person;
                     [(E)     threatening to report the person or another
  person to immigration officials or other law enforcement officials
  or otherwise blackmailing or extorting the person or another
  person;
                     [(F)     exerting financial control over the person
  or another person by placing the person or another person under the
  actor's control as security for a debt to the extent that:
                           [(i)     the value of the services provided by
  the person or another person as reasonably assessed is not applied
  toward the liquidation of the debt;
                           [(ii)     the duration of the services provided
  by the person or another person is not limited and the nature of the
  services provided by the person or another person is not defined; or
                           [(iii)     the principal amount of the debt
  does not reasonably reflect the value of the items or services for
  which the debt was incurred; or
                     [(G)     using any scheme, plan, or pattern intended
  to cause the person to believe that the person or another person
  will be subjected to serious harm or restraint if the person does
  not perform or provide the labor or services].
               (3)  "Sexual conduct" has the meaning assigned by
  Section 43.25.
               (4) [(2)]  "Traffic" means to transport, entice,
  recruit, harbor, provide, or otherwise obtain another person by any
  means.
         SECTION 1.02.  Section 20A.02, Penal Code, is amended by
  amending Subsections (a) and (b) and adding Subsection (d) to read
  as follows:
         (a)  A person commits an offense if the person knowingly:
               (1)  traffics another person with the intent [or
  knowledge] that the trafficked person [will] engage in forced labor
  or services; [or]
               (2)  receives a benefit [benefits] 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);
                     (C)  Section 43.04 (Aggravated 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);
                     (F)  Section 43.03 (Promotion of Prostitution);
                     (G)  Section 43.04 (Aggravated 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).
         (b)  Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, an
  offense under this section is a felony of the second degree.  An
  offense under this section is a felony of the first degree if:
               (1)  the applicable conduct constitutes an offense
  under Subsection (a)(5), (6), (7), or (8) [Section 43.05 or 43.25
  and the person who is trafficked is a child younger than 18 years of
  age at the time of the offense], regardless of whether the actor
  knows the age of the child at the time the actor commits the
  offense; or
               (2)  the commission of the offense results in the death
  of the person who is trafficked.
         (d)  If the victim of an offense under Subsection (a)(7)(A)
  is the same victim as a victim of an offense under Section 21.02, a
  defendant may not be convicted of the offense under Section 21.02 in
  the same criminal action as the offense under Subsection (a)(7)(A)
  unless the offense under Section 21.02:
               (1)  is charged in the alternative;
               (2)  occurred outside the period in which the offense
  alleged under Subsection (a)(7)(A) was committed; or
               (3)  is considered by the trier of fact to be a lesser
  included offense of the offense alleged under Subsection (a)(7)(A).
         SECTION 1.03.  Subsection (b), Section 43.05, Penal Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  An offense under Subsection (a)(1) [this section] is a
  felony of the second degree.  An offense under Subsection (a)(2) is
  a felony of the first degree.
  ARTICLE 2.  CHANGES RELATING TO CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
         SECTION 2.01.  The heading to Chapter 7A, Code of Criminal
  Procedure, is amended to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 7A.  PROTECTIVE ORDER FOR CERTAIN VICTIMS [VICTIM] OF
  TRAFFICKING OR SEXUAL ASSAULT
         SECTION 2.02.  Subsection (a), Article 7A.01, Code of
  Criminal Procedure, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The following persons [A person who is the victim of an
  offense under Section 21.02, 21.11, 22.011, or 22.021, Penal Code,
  a parent or guardian acting on behalf of a person younger than 17
  years of age who is the victim of such an offense, or a prosecuting
  attorney acting on behalf of the person] may file an application for
  a protective order under this chapter without regard to the
  relationship between the applicant and the alleged offender:
               (1)  a person who is the victim of an offense under
  Section 21.02, 21.11, 22.011, or 22.021, Penal Code;
               (2)  a person who is the victim of an offense under
  Section 20A.02(a)(3), (4), (7), or (8) or Section 43.05, Penal
  Code;
               (3)  a parent or guardian acting on behalf of a person
  younger than 18 years of age who is the victim of an offense listed
  in Subdivision (1) or (2); or
               (4)  a prosecuting attorney acting on behalf of a
  person described by Subdivision (1) or (2).
         SECTION 2.03.  Article 12.01, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Art. 12.01.  FELONIES.  Except as provided in Article 12.03,
  felony indictments may be presented within these limits, and not
  afterward:
               (1)  no limitation:
                     (A)  murder and manslaughter;
                     (B)  sexual assault under Section 22.011(a)(2),
  Penal Code, or aggravated sexual assault under Section
  22.021(a)(1)(B), Penal Code;
                     (C)  sexual assault, if during the investigation
  of the offense biological matter is collected and subjected to
  forensic DNA testing and the testing results show that the matter
  does not match the victim or any other person whose identity is
  readily ascertained;
                     (D)  continuous sexual abuse of young child or
  children under Section 21.02, Penal Code;
                     (E)  indecency with a child under Section 21.11,
  Penal Code; [or]
                     (F)  an offense involving leaving the scene of an
  accident under Section 550.021, Transportation Code, if the
  accident resulted in the death of a person; or
                     (G)  trafficking of persons under Section
  20A.02(a)(7) or (8), Penal Code;
               (2)  ten years from the date of the commission of the
  offense:
                     (A)  theft of any estate, real, personal or mixed,
  by an executor, administrator, guardian or trustee, with intent to
  defraud any creditor, heir, legatee, ward, distributee,
  beneficiary or settlor of a trust interested in such estate;
                     (B)  theft by a public servant of government
  property over which he exercises control in his official capacity;
                     (C)  forgery or the uttering, using or passing of
  forged instruments;
                     (D)  injury to an elderly or disabled individual
  punishable as a felony of the first degree under Section 22.04,
  Penal Code;
                     (E)  sexual assault, except as provided by
  Subdivision (1); [or]
                     (F)  arson;
                     (G)  trafficking of persons under Section
  20A.02(a)(1), (2), (3), or (4), Penal Code; or
                     (H)  compelling prostitution under Section
  43.05(a)(1), Penal Code;
               (3)  seven years from the date of the commission of the
  offense:
                     (A)  misapplication of fiduciary property or
  property of a financial institution;
                     (B)  securing execution of document by deception;
                     (C)  a felony violation under Chapter 162, Tax
  Code;
                     (D)  false statement to obtain property or credit
  under Section 32.32, Penal Code;
                     (E)  money laundering;
                     (F)  credit card or debit card abuse under Section
  32.31, Penal Code; or
                     (G)  fraudulent use or possession of identifying
  information under Section 32.51, Penal Code;
               (4)  five years from the date of the commission of the
  offense:
                     (A)  theft or robbery;
                     (B)  except as provided by Subdivision (5),
  kidnapping or burglary;
                     (C)  injury to an elderly or disabled individual
  that is not punishable as a felony of the first degree under Section
  22.04, Penal Code;
                     (D)  abandoning or endangering a child; or
                     (E)  insurance fraud;
               (5)  if the investigation of the offense shows that the
  victim is younger than 17 years of age at the time the offense is
  committed, 20 years from the 18th birthday of the victim of one of
  the following offenses:
                     (A)  sexual performance by a child under Section
  43.25, Penal Code;
                     (B)  aggravated kidnapping under Section
  20.04(a)(4), Penal Code, if the defendant committed the offense
  with the intent to violate or abuse the victim sexually; or
                     (C)  burglary under Section 30.02, Penal Code, if
  the offense is punishable under Subsection (d) of that section and
  the defendant committed the offense with the intent to commit an
  offense described by Subdivision (1)(B) or (D) of this article or
  Paragraph (B) of this subdivision;
               (6)  ten years from the 18th birthday of the victim of
  the offense:
                     (A)  trafficking of persons under Section
  20A.02(a)(5) or (6), Penal Code;
                     (B)  injury to a child under Section 22.04, Penal
  Code; or
                     (C)  compelling prostitution under Section
  43.05(a)(2), Penal Code; or
               (7)  three years from the date of the commission of the
  offense:  all other felonies.
         SECTION 2.04.  Article 13.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Art. 13.12.  TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS, FALSE IMPRISONMENT, AND
  KIDNAPPING. Venue for trafficking of persons, false imprisonment,
  and kidnapping is in:
               (1)  [either] the county in which the offense was
  committed;[,] or
               (2)  [in] any county through, into, or out of which the
  person trafficked, falsely imprisoned, or kidnapped may have been
  taken.
         SECTION 2.05.  Subsection (a), Article 38.07, Code of
  Criminal Procedure, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A conviction under Chapter 21, Section 20A.02(a)(3),
  (4), (7), or (8), Section 22.011, or Section 22.021, Penal Code, is
  supportable on the uncorroborated testimony of the victim of the
  sexual offense if the victim informed any person, other than the
  defendant, of the alleged offense within one year after the date on
  which the offense is alleged to have occurred.
         SECTION 2.06.  Section 1, Article 38.071, Code of Criminal
  Procedure, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 1.  This article applies only to a hearing or proceeding
  in which the court determines that a child younger than 13 years of
  age would be unavailable to testify in the presence of the defendant
  about an offense defined by any of the following sections of the
  Penal Code:
               (1)  Section 19.02 (Murder);
               (2)  Section 19.03 (Capital Murder);
               (3)  Section 19.04 (Manslaughter);
               (4)  Section 20.04 (Aggravated Kidnapping);
               (5)  Section 21.11 (Indecency with a Child);
               (6)  Section 22.011 (Sexual Assault);
               (7)  Section 22.02 (Aggravated Assault);
               (8)  Section 22.021 (Aggravated Sexual Assault);
               (9)  Section 22.04(e) (Injury to a Child, Elderly
  Individual, or Disabled Individual);
               (10)  Section 22.04(f) (Injury to a Child, Elderly
  Individual, or Disabled Individual), if the conduct is committed
  intentionally or knowingly;
               (11)  Section 25.02 (Prohibited Sexual Conduct);
               (12)  Section 29.03 (Aggravated Robbery);
               (13)  Section 43.25 (Sexual Performance by a Child);
  [or]
               (14)  Section 21.02 (Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young
  Child or Children);
               (15)  Section 43.05(a)(2) (Compelling Prostitution);
  or
               (16)  Section 20A.02(a)(7) or (8) (Trafficking of
  Persons).
         SECTION 2.07.  Section 1, Article 38.072, Code of Criminal
  Procedure, as amended by Chapters 284 (S.B. 643) and 710 (H.B.
  2846), Acts of the 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009, is
  reenacted and amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 1.  This article applies to a proceeding in the
  prosecution of an offense under any of the following provisions of
  the Penal Code, if committed against a child younger than 14 years
  of age or a person with a disability:
               (1)  Chapter 21 (Sexual Offenses) or 22 (Assaultive
  Offenses);
               (2)  Section 25.02 (Prohibited Sexual Conduct);
               (3)  Section 43.25 (Sexual Performance by a Child);
  [or]
               (4)  Section 43.05(a)(2) (Compelling Prostitution);
               (5)  Section 20A.02(a)(7) or (8) (Trafficking of
  Persons); or
               (6)  Section 15.01 (Criminal Attempt), if the offense
  attempted is described by Subdivision (1), (2), [or] (3), (4), or
  (5) of this section.
         SECTION 2.08.  Section 1, Article 38.37, Code of Criminal
  Procedure, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 1.  This article applies to a proceeding in the
  prosecution of a defendant for an offense, or an attempt or
  conspiracy to commit an offense, under the following provisions of
  the Penal Code:
               (1)  [,] if committed against a child under 17 years of
  age:
                     (A) [(1)]  Chapter 21 (Sexual Offenses);
                     (B) [(2)]  Chapter 22 (Assaultive Offenses); or
                     (C) [(3)]  Section 25.02 (Prohibited Sexual
  Conduct); or
               (2)  if committed against a person younger than 18
  years of age:
                     (A) [(4)]  Section 43.25 (Sexual Performance by a
  Child); [or]
                     (B)  Section 20A.02(a)(7) or (8); or
                     (C)  Section 43.05(a)(2) (Compelling
  Prostitution) [(5) an attempt or conspiracy to commit an offense
  listed in this section].
         SECTION 2.09.  Subsection (a), Section 3g, Article 42.12,
  Code of Criminal Procedure, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The provisions of Section 3 of this article do not
  apply:
               (1)  to a defendant adjudged guilty of an offense
  under:
                     (A)  Section 19.02, Penal Code (Murder);
                     (B)  Section 19.03, Penal Code (Capital murder);
                     (C)  Section 21.11(a)(1), Penal Code (Indecency
  with a child);
                     (D)  Section 20.04, Penal Code (Aggravated
  kidnapping);
                     (E)  Section 22.021, Penal Code (Aggravated
  sexual assault);
                     (F)  Section 29.03, Penal Code (Aggravated
  robbery);
                     (G)  Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, for
  which punishment is increased under:
                           (i)  Section 481.140, Health and Safety
  Code; or
                           (ii)  Section 481.134(c), (d), (e), or (f),
  Health and Safety Code, if it is shown that the defendant has been
  previously convicted of an offense for which punishment was
  increased under any of those subsections;
                     (H)  Section 22.011, Penal Code (Sexual assault);
                     (I)  Section 22.04(a)(1), Penal Code (Injury to a
  child, elderly individual, or disabled individual), if the offense
  is punishable as a felony of the first degree and the victim of the
  offense is a child;
                     (J)  Section 43.25, Penal Code (Sexual
  performance by a child); [or]
                     (K)  Section 15.03, Penal Code, if the offense is
  punishable as a felony of the first degree;
                     (L)  Section 43.05, Penal Code (Compelling
  prostitution); or
                     (M)  Section 20A.02, Penal Code (Trafficking of
  persons); or
               (2)  to a defendant when it is shown that a deadly
  weapon as defined in Section 1.07, Penal Code, was used or exhibited
  during the commission of a felony offense or during immediate
  flight therefrom, and that the defendant used or exhibited the
  deadly weapon or was a party to the offense and knew that a deadly
  weapon would be used or exhibited. On an affirmative finding under
  this subdivision, the trial court shall enter the finding in the
  judgment of the court. On an affirmative finding that the deadly
  weapon was a firearm, the court shall enter that finding in its
  judgment.
         SECTION 2.10.  Subdivision (5), Article 62.001, 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), 21.11 (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 43.05 (Compelling
  prostitution), 43.25 (Sexual performance by a child), or 43.26
  (Possession or promotion of child pornography), Penal Code;
                     (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), [or] (E), or (K);
                     (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), (C), (D), (E), (G),
  [or] (J), or (K), 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; [or]
                     (J)  a violation of Section 33.021 (Online
  solicitation of a minor), Penal Code; or
                     (K)  a violation of Section 20A.02(a)(3), (4),
  (7), or (8) (Trafficking of persons), Penal Code.
         SECTION 2.11.  Subsection (a), Article 62.101, Code of
  Criminal Procedure, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (b) and Subchapter I,
  the duty to register for a person ends when the person dies if the
  person has a reportable conviction or adjudication, other than an
  adjudication of delinquent conduct, for:
               (1)  a sexually violent offense;
               (2)  an offense under Section 20A.02(a)(3), (4), (7),
  or (8), 25.02, 43.05(a)(2), or 43.26, Penal Code;
               (3)  an offense under Section 21.11(a)(2), Penal Code,
  if before or after the person is convicted or adjudicated for the
  offense under Section 21.11(a)(2), Penal Code, the person receives
  or has received another reportable conviction or adjudication,
  other than an adjudication of delinquent conduct, for an offense or
  conduct that requires registration under this chapter;
               (4)  an offense under Section 20.02, 20.03, or 20.04,
  Penal Code, if:
                     (A)  the judgment in the case contains an
  affirmative finding under Article 42.015 or, for a deferred
  adjudication, the papers in the case contain an affirmative finding
  that the victim or intended victim was younger than 17 years of age;
  and
                     (B)  before or after the person is convicted or
  adjudicated for the offense under Section 20.02, 20.03, or 20.04,
  Penal Code, the person receives or has received another reportable
  conviction or adjudication, other than an adjudication of
  delinquent conduct, for an offense or conduct that requires
  registration under this chapter; or
               (5)  an offense under Section 43.23, Penal Code, that
  is punishable under Subsection (h) of that section.
  ARTICLE 3.  CHANGES RELATING TO CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE
         SECTION 3.01.  Subsection (a), Section 16.0045, Civil
  Practice and Remedies Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A person must bring suit for personal injury not later
  than five years after the day the cause of action accrues if the
  injury arises as a result of conduct that violates:
               (1)  Section 22.011, Penal Code (sexual assault);
               (2)  Section 22.021, Penal Code (aggravated sexual
  assault); [or]
               (3)  Section 21.02, Penal Code (continuous sexual abuse
  of young child or children);
               (4)  Section 20A.02, Penal Code (trafficking of
  persons); or
               (5)  Section 43.05, Penal Code (compelling
  prostitution).
         SECTION 3.02.  Subsection (a), Section 125.0015, 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
  controlled substance 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, promotion of prostitution, or
  aggravated promotion of prostitution as 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; [or]
               (18)  massage therapy or other massage services in
  violation of Chapter 455, Occupations Code; or
               (19)  trafficking of persons as described by Section
  20A.02, Penal Code.
  ARTICLE 4.  CHANGES RELATING TO FAMILY CODE, INCLUDING JUVENILE
  JUSTICE CODE
         SECTION 4.01.  Subsection (a), Section 54.031, Family Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  This section applies to a hearing under this title in
  which a child is alleged to be a delinquent child on the basis of a
  violation of any of the following provisions of the Penal Code, if a
  child 12 years of age or younger or a person with a disability is the
  alleged victim of the violation:
               (1)  Chapter 21 (Sexual Offenses) or 22 (Assaultive
  Offenses);
               (2)  Section 25.02 (Prohibited Sexual Conduct); [or]
               (3)  Section 43.25 (Sexual Performance by a Child);
               (4)  Section 20A.02(a)(7) or (8) (Trafficking of
  Persons); or
               (5)  Section 43.05(a)(2) (Compelling Prostitution).
         SECTION 4.02.  Section 161.001, Family Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 161.001.  INVOLUNTARY TERMINATION OF PARENT-CHILD
  RELATIONSHIP. The court may order termination of the parent-child
  relationship if the court finds by clear and convincing evidence:
               (1)  that the parent has:
                     (A)  voluntarily left the child alone or in the
  possession of another not the parent and expressed an intent not to
  return;
                     (B)  voluntarily left the child alone or in the
  possession of another not the parent without expressing an intent
  to return, without providing for the adequate support of the child,
  and remained away for a period of at least three months;
                     (C)  voluntarily left the child alone or in the
  possession of another without providing adequate support of the
  child and remained away for a period of at least six months;
                     (D)  knowingly placed or knowingly allowed the
  child to remain in conditions or surroundings which endanger the
  physical or emotional well-being of the child;
                     (E)  engaged in conduct or knowingly placed the
  child with persons who engaged in conduct which endangers the
  physical or emotional well-being of the child;
                     (F)  failed to support the child in accordance
  with the parent's ability during a period of one year ending within
  six months of the date of the filing of the petition;
                     (G)  abandoned the child without identifying the
  child or furnishing means of identification, and the child's
  identity cannot be ascertained by the exercise of reasonable
  diligence;
                     (H)  voluntarily, and with knowledge of the
  pregnancy, abandoned the mother of the child beginning at a time
  during her pregnancy with the child and continuing through the
  birth, failed to provide adequate support or medical care for the
  mother during the period of abandonment before the birth of the
  child, and remained apart from the child or failed to support the
  child since the birth;
                     (I)  contumaciously refused to submit to a
  reasonable and lawful order of a court under Subchapter D, Chapter
  261;
                     (J)  been the major cause of:
                           (i)  the failure of the child to be enrolled
  in school as required by the Education Code; or
                           (ii)  the child's absence from the child's
  home without the consent of the parents or guardian for a
  substantial length of time or without the intent to return;
                     (K)  executed before or after the suit is filed an
  unrevoked or irrevocable affidavit of relinquishment of parental
  rights as provided by this chapter;
                     (L)  been convicted or has been placed on
  community supervision, including deferred adjudication community
  supervision, for being criminally responsible for the death or
  serious injury of a child under the following sections of the Penal
  Code or adjudicated under Title 3 for conduct that caused the death
  or serious injury of a child and that would constitute a violation
  of one of the following Penal Code sections:
                           (i)  Section 19.02 (murder);
                           (ii)  Section 19.03 (capital murder);
                           (iii)  Section 19.04 (manslaughter);
                           (iv)  Section 21.11 (indecency with a
  child);
                           (v)  Section 22.01 (assault);
                           (vi)  Section 22.011 (sexual assault);
                           (vii)  Section 22.02 (aggravated assault);
                           (viii)  Section 22.021 (aggravated sexual
  assault);
                           (ix)  Section 22.04 (injury to a child,
  elderly individual, or disabled individual);
                           (x)  Section 22.041 (abandoning or
  endangering child);
                           (xi)  Section 25.02 (prohibited sexual
  conduct);
                           (xii)  Section 43.25 (sexual performance by
  a child);
                           (xiii)  Section 43.26 (possession or
  promotion of child pornography); [and]
                           (xiv)  Section 21.02 (continuous sexual
  abuse of young child or children);
                           (xv)  Section 20A.02(a)(7) or (8)
  (trafficking of persons); and
                           (xvi)  Section 43.05(a)(2) (compelling
  prostitution);
                     (M)  had his or her parent-child relationship
  terminated with respect to another child based on a finding that the
  parent's conduct was in violation of Paragraph (D) or (E) or
  substantially equivalent provisions of the law of another state;
                     (N)  constructively abandoned the child who has
  been in the permanent or temporary managing conservatorship of the
  Department of Family and Protective Services or an authorized
  agency for not less than six months, and:
                           (i)  the department or authorized agency has
  made reasonable efforts to return the child to the parent;
                           (ii)  the parent has not regularly visited
  or maintained significant contact with the child; and
                           (iii)  the parent has demonstrated an
  inability to provide the child with a safe environment;
                     (O)  failed to comply with the provisions of a
  court order that specifically established the actions necessary for
  the parent to obtain the return of the child who has been in the
  permanent or temporary managing conservatorship of the Department
  of Family and Protective Services for not less than nine months as a
  result of the child's removal from the parent under Chapter 262 for
  the abuse or neglect of the child;
                     (P)  used a controlled substance, as defined by
  Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, in a manner that endangered the
  health or safety of the child, and:
                           (i)  failed to complete a court-ordered
  substance abuse treatment program; or
                           (ii)  after completion of a court-ordered
  substance abuse treatment program, continued to abuse a controlled
  substance;
                     (Q)  knowingly engaged in criminal conduct that
  has resulted in the parent's:
                           (i)  conviction of an offense; and
                           (ii)  confinement or imprisonment and
  inability to care for the child for not less than two years from the
  date of filing the petition;
                     (R)  been the cause of the child being born
  addicted to alcohol or a controlled substance, other than a
  controlled substance legally obtained by prescription, as defined
  by Section 261.001;
                     (S)  voluntarily delivered the child to a
  designated emergency infant care provider under Section 262.302
  without expressing an intent to return for the child; or
                     (T)  been convicted of:
                           (i)  the murder of the other parent of the
  child under Section 19.02 or 19.03, Penal Code, or under a law of
  another state, federal law, the law of a foreign country, or the
  Uniform Code of Military Justice that contains elements that are
  substantially similar to the elements of an offense under Section
  19.02 or 19.03, Penal Code;
                           (ii)  criminal attempt under Section 15.01,
  Penal Code, or under a law of another state, federal law, the law of
  a foreign country, or the Uniform Code of Military Justice that
  contains elements that are substantially similar to the elements of
  an offense under Section 15.01, Penal Code, to commit the offense
  described by Subparagraph (i); or
                           (iii)  criminal solicitation under Section
  15.03, Penal Code, or under a law of another state, federal law, the
  law of a foreign country, or the Uniform Code of Military Justice
  that contains elements that are substantially similar to the
  elements of an offense under Section 15.03, Penal Code, of the
  offense described by Subparagraph (i); and
               (2)  that termination is in the best interest of the
  child.
         SECTION 4.03.  Subdivision (1), Section 261.001, 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 conduct that constitutes an offense of trafficking of
  persons under Section 20A.02(a)(7) or (8), Penal Code, prostitution
  under Section 43.02(a)(2), 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; [or]
                     (K)  causing, permitting, encouraging, engaging
  in, or allowing a sexual performance by a child as defined by
  Section 43.25, Penal Code; or
                     (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.
         SECTION 4.04.  Subsection (b), Section 262.2015, Family
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The court may find under Subsection (a) that a parent
  has subjected the child to aggravated circumstances if:
               (1)  the parent abandoned the child without
  identification or a means for identifying the child;
               (2)  the child is a victim of serious bodily injury or
  sexual abuse inflicted by the parent or by another person with the
  parent's consent;
               (3)  the parent has engaged in conduct against the
  child that would constitute an offense under the following
  provisions of the Penal Code:
                     (A)  Section 19.02 (murder);
                     (B)  Section 19.03 (capital murder);
                     (C)  Section 19.04 (manslaughter);
                     (D)  Section 21.11 (indecency with a child);
                     (E)  Section 22.011 (sexual assault);
                     (F)  Section 22.02 (aggravated assault);
                     (G)  Section 22.021 (aggravated sexual assault);
                     (H)  Section 22.04 (injury to a child, elderly
  individual, or disabled individual);
                     (I)  Section 22.041 (abandoning or endangering
  child);
                     (J)  Section 25.02 (prohibited sexual conduct);
                     (K)  Section 43.25 (sexual performance by a
  child);
                     (L)  Section 43.26 (possession or promotion of
  child pornography); [or]
                     (M)  Section 21.02 (continuous sexual abuse of
  young child or children);
                     (N)  Section 43.05(a)(2) (compelling
  prostitution); or
                     (O)  Section 20A.02(a)(7) or (8) (trafficking of
  persons);
               (4)  the parent voluntarily left the child alone or in
  the possession of another person not the parent of the child for at
  least six months without expressing an intent to return and without
  providing adequate support for the child;
               (5)  the parent's parental rights with regard to
  another child have been involuntarily terminated based on a finding
  that the parent's conduct violated Section 161.001(1)(D) or (E) or
  a substantially equivalent provision of another state's law;
               (6)  the parent has been convicted for:
                     (A)  the murder of another child of the parent and
  the offense would have been an offense under 18 U.S.C. Section
  1111(a) if the offense had occurred in the special maritime or
  territorial jurisdiction of the United States;
                     (B)  the voluntary manslaughter of another child
  of the parent and the offense would have been an offense under 18
  U.S.C. Section 1112(a) if the offense had occurred in the special
  maritime or territorial jurisdiction of the United States;
                     (C)  aiding or abetting, attempting, conspiring,
  or soliciting an offense under Subdivision (A) or (B); or
                     (D)  the felony assault of the child or another
  child of the parent that resulted in serious bodily injury to the
  child or another child of the parent; or
               (7)  the parent's parental rights with regard to two
  other children have been involuntarily terminated.
  ARTICLE 5.  CHANGES RELATING TO GOVERNMENT CODE
         SECTION 5.01.  Subsection (b), Section 499.027, Government
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  An inmate is not eligible under this subchapter to be
  considered for release to intensive supervision parole if:
               (1)  the inmate is awaiting transfer to the
  institutional division, or serving a sentence, for an offense for
  which the judgment contains an affirmative finding under Section
  3g(a)(2), Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure;
               (2)  the inmate is awaiting transfer to the
  institutional division, or serving a sentence, for an offense
  listed in one of the following sections of the Penal Code:
                     (A)  Section 19.02 (murder);
                     (B)  Section 19.03 (capital murder);
                     (C)  Section 19.04 (manslaughter);
                     (D)  Section 20.03 (kidnapping);
                     (E)  Section 20.04 (aggravated kidnapping);
                     (F)  Section 21.11 (indecency with a child);
                     (G)  Section 22.011 (sexual assault);
                     (H)  Section 22.02 (aggravated assault);
                     (I)  Section 22.021 (aggravated sexual assault);
                     (J)  Section 22.04 (injury to a child, [or an]
  elderly individual, or disabled individual);
                     (K)  Section 25.02 (prohibited sexual conduct);
                     (L)  Section 25.08 (sale or purchase of a child);
                     (M)  Section 28.02 (arson);
                     (N)  Section 29.02 (robbery);
                     (O)  Section 29.03 (aggravated robbery);
                     (P)  Section 30.02 (burglary), if the offense is
  punished as a first-degree felony under that section;
                     (Q)  Section 43.04 (aggravated promotion of
  prostitution);
                     (R)  Section 43.05 (compelling prostitution);
                     (S)  Section 43.24 (sale, distribution, or
  display of harmful material to minor);
                     (T)  Section 43.25 (sexual performance by a
  child);
                     (U)  Section 46.10 (deadly weapon in penal
  institution);
                     (V)  Section 15.01 (criminal attempt), if the
  offense attempted is listed in this subsection;
                     (W)  Section 15.02 (criminal conspiracy), if the
  offense that is the subject of the conspiracy is listed in this
  subsection;
                     (X)  Section 15.03 (criminal solicitation), if
  the offense solicited is listed in this subsection; [or]
                     (Y)  Section 21.02 (continuous sexual abuse of
  young child or children); or
                     (Z)  Section 20A.02 (trafficking of persons); or
               (3)  the inmate is awaiting transfer to the
  institutional division, or serving a sentence, for an offense under
  Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, punishable by a minimum term of
  imprisonment or a maximum fine that is greater than the minimum term
  of imprisonment or the maximum fine for a first degree felony.
         SECTION 5.02.  Subsection (a), Section 508.149, Government
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  An inmate may not be released to mandatory supervision
  if the inmate is serving a sentence for or has been previously
  convicted of:
               (1)  an offense for which the judgment contains an
  affirmative finding under Section 3g(a)(2), Article 42.12, Code of
  Criminal Procedure;
               (2)  a first degree felony or a second degree felony
  under Section 19.02, Penal Code;
               (3)  a capital felony under Section 19.03, Penal Code;
               (4)  a first degree felony or a second degree felony
  under Section 20.04, Penal Code;
               (5)  an offense under Section 21.11, Penal Code;
               (6)  a felony under Section 22.011, Penal Code;
               (7)  a first degree felony or a second degree felony
  under Section 22.02, Penal Code;
               (8)  a first degree felony under Section 22.021, Penal
  Code;
               (9)  a first degree felony under Section 22.04, Penal
  Code;
               (10)  a first degree felony under Section 28.02, Penal
  Code;
               (11)  a second degree felony under Section 29.02, Penal
  Code;
               (12)  a first degree felony under Section 29.03, Penal
  Code;
               (13)  a first degree felony under Section 30.02, Penal
  Code;
               (14)  a felony for which the punishment is increased
  under Section 481.134 or Section 481.140, Health and Safety Code;
               (15)  an offense under Section 43.25, Penal Code;
               (16)  an offense under Section 21.02, Penal Code; [or]
               (17)  a first degree felony under Section 15.03, Penal
  Code;
               (18)  an offense under Section 43.05, Penal Code; or
               (19)  an offense under Section 20A.02, Penal Code.
  ARTICLE 6.  CHANGES RELATING TO PENAL CODE
         SECTION 6.01.  Subsection (b), Section 3.03, Penal Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  If the accused is found guilty of more than one offense
  arising out of the same criminal episode, the sentences may run
  concurrently or consecutively if each sentence is for a conviction
  of:
               (1)  an offense:
                     (A)  under Section 49.07 or 49.08, regardless of
  whether the accused is convicted of violations of the same section
  more than once or is convicted of violations of both sections; or
                     (B)  for which a plea agreement was reached in a
  case in which the accused was charged with more than one offense
  listed in Paragraph (A), regardless of whether the accused is
  charged with violations of the same section more than once or is
  charged with violations of both sections;
               (2)  an offense:
                     (A)  under Section 33.021 or an offense under
  Section 21.02, 21.11, 22.011, 22.021, 25.02, or 43.25 committed
  against a victim younger than 17 years of age at the time of the
  commission of the offense regardless of whether the accused is
  convicted of violations of the same section more than once or is
  convicted of violations of more than one section; or
                     (B)  for which a plea agreement was reached in a
  case in which the accused was charged with more than one offense
  listed in Paragraph (A) committed against a victim younger than 17
  years of age at the time of the commission of the offense regardless
  of whether the accused is charged with violations of the same
  section more than once or is charged with violations of more than
  one section;
               (3)  an offense:
                     (A)  under Section 21.15 or 43.26, regardless of
  whether the accused is convicted of violations of the same section
  more than once or is convicted of violations of both sections; or
                     (B)  for which a plea agreement was reached in a
  case in which the accused was charged with more than one offense
  listed in Paragraph (A), regardless of whether the accused is
  charged with violations of the same section more than once or is
  charged with violations of both sections; [or]
               (4)  an offense for which the judgment in the case
  contains an affirmative finding under Article 42.0197, Code of
  Criminal Procedure; or
               (5)  an offense:
                     (A)  under Section 20A.02 or 43.05, regardless of
  whether the accused is convicted of violations of the same section
  more than once or is convicted of violations of both sections; or
                     (B)  for which a plea agreement was reached in a
  case in which the accused was charged with more than one offense
  listed in Paragraph (A), regardless of whether the accused is
  charged with violations of the same section more than once or is
  charged with violations of both sections.
         SECTION 6.02.  Subdivision (2), Subsection (c), Section
  12.42, Penal Code, is amended to read as follows:
               (2)  Notwithstanding Subdivision (1), a defendant
  shall be punished by imprisonment in the Texas Department of
  Criminal Justice for life if:
                     (A)  the defendant is convicted of an offense:
                           (i)  under Section 20A.02(a)(7) or (8),
  21.11(a)(1), 22.021, or 22.011, Penal Code;
                           (ii)  under Section 20.04(a)(4), Penal Code,
  if the defendant committed the offense with the intent to violate or
  abuse the victim sexually; or
                           (iii)  under Section 30.02, Penal Code,
  punishable under Subsection (d) of that section, if the defendant
  committed the offense with the intent to commit a felony described
  by Subparagraph (i) or (ii) or a felony under Section 21.11, Penal
  Code; and
                     (B)  the defendant has been previously convicted
  of an offense:
                           (i)  under Section 43.25 or 43.26, Penal
  Code, or an offense under Section 43.23, Penal Code, punishable
  under Subsection (h) of that section;
                           (ii)  under Section 20A.02(a)(7) or (8),
  21.02, 21.11, 22.011, 22.021, or 25.02, Penal Code;
                           (iii)  under Section 20.04(a)(4), Penal
  Code, if the defendant committed the offense with the intent to
  violate or abuse the victim sexually;
                           (iv)  under Section 30.02, Penal Code,
  punishable under Subsection (d) of that section, if the defendant
  committed the offense with the intent to commit a felony described
  by Subparagraph (ii) or (iii); or
                           (v)  under the laws of another state
  containing elements that are substantially similar to the elements
  of an offense listed in Subparagraph (i), (ii), (iii), or (iv).
         SECTION 6.03.  Subsection (b), Section 15.031, 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, 43.05(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 6.04.  Subsection (c), Section 21.02, Penal Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (c)  For purposes of this section, "act of sexual abuse"
  means any act that is a violation of one or more of the following
  penal laws:
               (1)  aggravated kidnapping under Section 20.04(a)(4),
  if the actor committed the offense with the intent to violate or
  abuse the victim sexually;
               (2)  indecency with a child under Section 21.11(a)(1),
  if the actor committed the offense in a manner other than by
  touching, including touching through clothing, the breast of a
  child;
               (3)  sexual assault under Section 22.011;
               (4)  aggravated sexual assault under Section 22.021;
               (5)  burglary under Section 30.02, if the offense is
  punishable under Subsection (d) of that section and the actor
  committed the offense with the intent to commit an offense listed in
  Subdivisions (1)-(4); [and]
               (6)  sexual performance by a child under Section 43.25;
               (7)  trafficking of persons under Section 20A.02(a)(7)
  or (8); and
               (8)  compelling prostitution under Section
  43.05(a)(2).
         SECTION 6.05.  Subsection (a), Section 22.021, Penal Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A person commits an offense:
               (1)  if the person:
                     (A)  intentionally or knowingly:
                           (i)  causes the penetration of the anus or
  sexual organ of another person by any means, without that person's
  consent;
                           (ii)  causes the penetration of the mouth of
  another person by the sexual organ of the actor, without that
  person's consent; or
                           (iii)  causes the sexual organ of another
  person, without that person's consent, to contact or penetrate the
  mouth, anus, or sexual organ of another person, including the
  actor; or
                     (B)  intentionally or knowingly:
                           (i)  causes the penetration of the anus or
  sexual organ of a child by any means;
                           (ii)  causes the penetration of the mouth of
  a child by the sexual organ of the actor;
                           (iii)  causes the sexual organ of a child to
  contact or penetrate the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of another
  person, including the actor;
                           (iv)  causes the anus of a child to contact
  the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of another person, including the
  actor; or
                           (v)  causes the mouth of a child to contact
  the anus or sexual organ of another person, including the actor; and
               (2)  if:
                     (A)  the person:
                           (i)  causes serious bodily injury or
  attempts to cause the death of the victim or another person in the
  course of the same criminal episode;
                           (ii)  by acts or words places the victim in
  fear that any person will become the victim of an offense under
  Section 20A.02(a)(3), (4), (7), or (8) or that death, serious
  bodily injury, or kidnapping will be imminently inflicted on any
  person;
                           (iii)  by acts or words occurring in the
  presence of the victim threatens to cause any person to become the
  victim of an offense under Section 20A.02(a)(3), (4), (7), or (8) or
  to cause the death, serious bodily injury, or kidnapping of any
  person;
                           (iv)  uses or exhibits a deadly weapon in the
  course of the same criminal episode;
                           (v)  acts in concert with another who
  engages in conduct described by Subdivision (1) directed toward the
  same victim and occurring during the course of the same criminal
  episode; or
                           (vi)  administers or provides
  flunitrazepam, otherwise known as rohypnol, gamma hydroxybutyrate,
  or ketamine to the victim of the offense with the intent of
  facilitating the commission of the offense;
                     (B)  the victim is younger than 14 years of age; or
                     (C)  the victim is an elderly individual or a
  disabled individual.
  ARTICLE 7.  TRANSITION; EFFECTIVE DATE
         SECTION 7.01.  The change in law made by this Act applies
  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 7.02.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 24 passed the Senate on
  March 23, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 24 passed the House on
  April 7, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, one
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor