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Texas Legislature 2019

Children can still be charged with prostitution in Texas after Greg Abbott veto

Lawmakers praised a bill for protecting victims of human trafficking, but the governor said it it would have "unintended consequences" and could provide an incentive for human traffickers to use underage prostitutes.

A detainee prays before eating lunch in the cafeteria at the Travis County Juvenile Detention Center in Austin, Texas, Monday, June 24, 2013

Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.

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