By Bailey H.B. No. 1806 76R3735 JMC-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the creation of an offense prohibiting children from 1-3 dancing under certain circumstances. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Chapter 42, Penal Code, is amended by adding 1-6 Section 42.13 to read as follows: 1-7 Sec. 42.13. CERTAIN DANCING WITH CHILDREN PROHIBITED. (a) 1-8 In this section, "child" means a person younger than 18 years of 1-9 age. 1-10 (b) A person commits an offense if the person employs, 1-11 authorizes, or induces a child to dance with another in exchange 1-12 for a benefit. 1-13 (c) A person commits an offense if the person confers a 1-14 benefit on the child or another in exchange for dancing with the 1-15 child. 1-16 (d) A child commits an offense if the child dances with 1-17 another in exchange for a benefit. 1-18 (e) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor. 1-19 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1999. 1-20 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 1-21 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 1-22 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 1-23 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 1-24 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.