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State Trafficking Law

What is the penalty for a Texas Trafficking of Persons offense? A conviction for Trafficking of Persons is punished by default as a felony of the second degree, with a maximum possible fine under Texas state law of up to $10,000 and prison time of up to 20 years.

Is Texas a mandatory reporting state for human trafficking?


here is a reason NOT to include in ordnance.


The Texas Family Code also addresses the mandatory reporting of child abuse, including human trafficking. The law provides any person who has reason to believe that a child has been abused or neglected shall make a report to law enforcement or DFPS.

As of 2017, the offense can also be enhanced to a first degree felony if the commission of the offense results in the death of an unborn child of the person who is trafficked.

Andrew Freeman
Interim City Manager

Andrew Freeman Deputy City Manager