Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

Art. Art. 42A.512
Community Supervision for Electronic Transmission of Certain Visual Material


In this article, “parent” means a natural or adoptive parent, managing or possessory conservator, or legal guardian. The term does not include a parent whose parental rights have been terminated.


If a judge grants community supervision to a defendant who is convicted of or charged with an offense under Section 43.261 (Electronic Transmission of Certain Visual Material Depicting Minor), Penal Code, the judge may require as a condition of community supervision that the defendant attend and successfully complete an educational program described by Section 37.218 (Programs on Dangers of Students Sharing Visual Material Depicting Minor Engaged in Sexual Conduct), Education Code, or another equivalent educational program.


The court shall require the defendant or the defendant’s parent to pay the cost of attending an educational program under Subsection (b) if the court determines that the defendant or the defendant’s parent is financially able to make payment.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 770 (H.B. 2299), Sec. 1.01, eff. January 1, 2017.

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