Bill Status of HB4780 95th General Assembly
Short Description: CRIM CD-TRAVEL MEET MINOR
Rep. Dennis M. Reboletti - Sidney H. Mathias - Bob Biggins, Linda Chapa LaVia, Jack D. Franks, Elizabeth Hernandez and Edward J. Acevedo
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amend the Criminal Code of 1961. Creates the offense of traveling to meet a minor. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she travels any distance either within this State, to this State, or from this State by any means, or attempts to do so, or causes another to do so or to attempt to do so, for the purpose of engaging in any illegal sexual act or certain other illegal conduct or to otherwise engage in other unlawful sexual conduct with a child under 18 years of age or with another person believed by the person to be a child after using a computer on-line service, Internet service, local bulletin board service, or any other device capable of electronic data storage or transmission to: (1) seduce, solicit, lure, or entice or attempt to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice a child or another person believed by the person to be a child, to engage in any such illegal act or (2) solicit, lure, or entice or attempt to solicit, lure, or entice a parent, legal guardian, or custodian of a child or a person believed to be a parent, legal guardian, or custodian of a child to consent to the participation of such child in any such illegal act. Provides that a violation is a Class 4 felony.