Texas Penal Code

As effective September 1, 2019

Sec. 21.19: Unlawful Electronic Transmission of Sexually Explicit Visual Material

(a) In this section, "intimate parts," "sexual conduct," and "visual material" have the meanings assigned by Section 21.16.

(b) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly transmits by electronic means visual material that:

(1) depicts:

(A) any person engaging in sexual conduct or with the person's intimate parts exposed; or

(B) covered genitals of a male person that are in a discernibly turgid state; and

(2) is not sent at the request of or with the express consent of the recipient.

(c) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

(d) If conduct that constitutes an offense under this section also constitutes an offense under any other law, the actor may be prosecuted under this section or the other law.


Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 848 (H.B. 2789), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.