HBA-RBT H.B. 1203 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1203 By: Williams Criminal Jurisprudence 2/17/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Section 43.25, Penal Code, sets forth the law against a sexual performance by a child. This law does not include a lewd exhibition of the anus or any portion of the female breast below the top of the areola in the definition of sexual conduct. H.B. 1203 adds a lewd exhibition of these portions of the anatomy to that definition. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 43.25(a)(2), Penal Code, to include in the definition of "sexual conduct" under Section 43.25, Penal Code (Sexual Performance by a Child), a lewd exhibition of the anus, or any portion of the female breast below the top of the areola. SECTION 2. Makes application of this Act prospective. SECTION 3. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 4. Emergency clause.