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HB 29, 85th Regular Session
Relating to prostitution and the trafficking of persons, civil racketeering related to trafficking, the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of and punishment for certain sexual offenses and offenses involving or related to trafficking, reimbursement of certain costs for criminal victims who are children, and the release and reporting of certain information relating to a child; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.

Last action: See remarks for effective date

Author: Senfronia Thompson
Joint Author: Dan Huberty | Nicole Collier | Byron Cook | John Frullo
Coauthor: Diana Arévalo | César Blanco | Dwayne Bohac | Dennis Bonnen | Cindy Burkett | Angie Button | Terry Canales | Morgan Meyer | Ina Minjarez | Victoria Neave | Tan Parker | Justin Rodriguez
Sponsor: Joan Huffman
CoSponsor: Charles Perry | Paul Bettencourt | Royce West | Lois Kolkhorst | Juan Hinojosa | Jane Nelson

Remarks: This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 102.102, Business & Commerce Code, as added by this Act, takes effect March 1, 2019.

Session Law Chapter:
Acts 2017, 85th R.S.,ch. 685, General and Special Laws of Texas

Signed legislation

Companion:

SB 1569 (Identical)

Bill Analyses:
Committee Report (House Research Organization)
Engrossed (Senate Research Center)

Conference Committee:

Conference Committee Report 
House Members: (appointed 05/20/2017) Senfronia Thompson (Chair) | Diana Arévalo | Nicole Collier | John Frullo | Morgan Meyer |

Senate Members: (appointed 05/26/2017) Joan Huffman (Chair) | Sylvia Garcia | Lois Kolkhorst | Charles Perry | Charles Schwertner |

Subjects:
ATTORNEY GENERAL
Civil Remedies & Liabilities
COURT ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF
CRIME VICTIMS
Crimes--Against Persons--General
Crimes--Against Persons--Sexual
Criminal Procedure--Trial
Education--Junior College Districts
Education--Nonpublic Schools--Vocational/Avocational
Health Care Providers
Health--Other Diseases & Medical Conditions
HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD, TEXAS
HUMAN TRAFFICKING
HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION TASK FORCE
LAW ENFORCEMENT, TEXAS COMMISSION ON
LICENSING & REGULATION, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF
Minors--Crimes Against
PROSTITUTION
SECRETARY OF STATE
SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES
SUPREME COURT
Vehicles & Traffic--Driver's Licenses
WORKFORCE COMMISSION, TEXAS

House Committee: State Affairs (Byron Cook, Tom Craddick, Jessica Farrar, Charlie Geren, Helen Giddings, Ryan Guillen, Ken King, John Kuempel, Morgan Meyer, René Oliveira, Chris Paddie, Eddie Rodriguez, John Smithee)
Senate Committee: Criminal Justice (John Whitmire, Brian Birdwell, Konni Burton, Brandon Creighton, Sylvia Garcia, Joan Huffman, Bryan Hughes, José Menéndez, Charles Perry)

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