Texas to be first state to make buying sex a felony

Just The News: A new law that goes into effect Sept. 1 will make Texas the first state to punish sex buyers with a felony.

HB 1540 was filed by state Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston). It passed both chambers of the state legislature and was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott.

The new law creates a separate offense for buying sex and raises the penalty to a state felony subject to jail time. It expands first-degree felony human trafficking to include certain actions related to obtaining victims from shelters or certain residential facilities. It also requires the state to deny some alcoholic beverage licenses and permits if drink solicitation occurs. It also amends provisions governing common nuisance lawsuits relating to prostitution and illegal massage operations, and amends provisions on civil racketeering relating to human trafficking.

The bill also includes a trespassing offense for those who traffic through a residential treatment center. Traffickers are targeting these centers, the House Research Organization bill analysis states, in order to lure and recruit children. The bill gives law enforcement “another tool to combat this through the trespassing statute and by expanding child safety, drug-free, and gang-free zones,” it states. more here

16 Comments on Texas to be first state to make buying sex a felony

  1. …but Democrats prostituting themselves and their Country to Soros is still OK…

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  2. This legislation is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to keep the Clintons and Bidens out of Texas under threat of felony prosecution.

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  3. Watch: the Democrat opposition will be that this disproportionately impacts “women of color,” implying that many of them are whores (whether they are
    or not).

    Guaranteed.

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  4. Does that include dinner and drinks?
    A night out dancing?
    Bong and a blintz?

    izlamo delenda est …

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  5. Slick willie, hookers and their johns hardest hit. Why don’t we just castrate with a dull axe on a chopping block anybody (mostly males) who commit a sex crime especially against underage innocent children.

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  6. They wouldn’t have to do this if it wasn’t for the child sex trafficking, and the of age sex trafficking and slavery brought accross the border and the feds not allowing ICE to deport the criminals. Don’t get caught up in regular prostitution, there’s more to this than some whores selling their broke and disheveled asses down on your corner.

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