HBA-JLV S.B. 932 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 932 By: Carona Criminal Jurisprudence 5/3/2001 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently under Texas law, sexual contact is defined as "any touching of the anus, breast, or any part of the genitals of another person with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of another person." Senate Bill 932 includes conduct that is clearly meant to arouse the sexual desire of the perpetrator in the definition of "sexual contact" and modifies the offense of indecency with a child. 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. ANALYSIS Senate Bill 932 amends the Penal Code to modify the definition of "sexual contact." The bill provides that "sexual contact" means the following acts, if committed with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, any touching by a person, including touching through clothing, of the anus, breast, or any part of the genitals of a child, or any touching of any part of the body of a child, including touching through clothing, with the anus, breast, or any part of the genitals of a person. The bill provides that a person commits an offense if, with a child younger than 17 years and not the person's spouse, whether the child is of the same or opposite sex, the person causes the child to engage in sexual contact or the person, with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, causes the child to expose the child's anus or any part of the child's genitals. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.