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GENERAL AND SPECIAL
Eighty-Second Legislature, Regular Session

CHAPTER 1
S.B. No. 24
AN ACT
relating to the prosecution, punishment, and certain criminal and civil consequences of offenses
involving or related to the trafficking of persons and to certain protections for victims of those offenses.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
ARTICLE 1. TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS AND COMPELLING PROSTITUTION
SECTION 1.01. Section 20A.01, Penal Code, is amended to read as follows:
Sec. 20A.01. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(1) Child means a person younger than 18 years of age.
(2) Forced labor or services means labor or services, other than labor or services that
constitute sexual conduct [including conduct that constitutes an offense under Section
4302], that are performed or provided by another person and obtained through an actor's
use of force, fraud, or coercion[
[(A) causing or threatening to causeP bodily injup' to the person or another person o
otherie causina the4 person performina or providinga labor or2 serices, to believe that

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wil suffer bodily inju-';

[(B) restraining or threatening to restrain the person or another person in a mner
described by Section 20.01(1) or causing the person performing or provi4ding labor or
services to beilieave tha:;t the person or another person 141l be restraQined;-
[(C) knowingly destro 4ng, coneealing, removing, confiscating, op wthholding from the
person or another person, or threatening to destroy, conceal, remove, confiscate, or
..thho.fom the person or another person, the person's actual or puarpo.td:
[(i) government records;
[(ii) identffng information; or
[(iii) personal Property;
E(D) threatening the person wi..th abulse of the l:4Aw or the legal processF inq relation t
the person or another Person;
[(E) threatening to report the person or another person to immigration officpials o
otherV lnaw enforcePmen1t officials IF or othcp*; se blackmailing or extorting the person or
[(F) exerting fin;ancial control over the person o-r :;aother person by placing the pero
or another person under the actor's control as securty for a debt to the eent that:
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assess ed is not app.. .. Toward the g....atIo  01. the debt;

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