84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 1286, Chapter 719 Page: 3 of 7
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H.B. No. 1286
1 (3) that:
2 (A) the actor was not more than three years older
3 than the victim at the time of the offense; and
4 (B) the victim was a nondisabled or disabled
5 child at the time of the offense.
6 (m) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under
7 Subsections (a)(1), (2), and (3) for injury to a disabled
8 individual that the person did not know and could not reasonably
9 have known that the individual was a disabled individual, as
10 defined by Subsection (c), at the time of the offense.
11 SECTION 3. The change in law made by this Act applies only
12 to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act.
13 An offense committed before the effective date of this Act is
14 governed by the law in effect on the date the offense was committed,
15 and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose. For
16 purposes of this section, an offense was committed before the
17 effective date of this Act if any element of the offense was
18 committed before that date.
19 SECTION 4. This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 1286, Chapter 719, legislative document, June 17, 2015; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth705026/m1/3/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.