By: Giddings H.B. No. 532
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to creating the offense of improper sexual relations
between employees of a public or private primary or secondary
school and certain students.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Chapter 21, Penal Code, is amended by adding
Section 21.12 to read as follows:
Sec. 21.12. IMPROPER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EDUCATOR AND
STUDENT. (a) An employee of a public or private primary or
secondary school commits an offense if the employee engages in
sexual contact, sexual intercourse, or deviate sexual intercourse
with a person who is enrolled in a public or private primary or
secondary school and who is not the employee's spouse.
(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the second
(c) If conduct constituting an offense under this section
also constitutes an offense under another section of this code, the
actor may be prosecuted under either section or both sections.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2003.