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Texas Penal Code, Section 22.015 - Coercing, Soliciting, or Inducing Gang Membership

CHAPTER 22. ASSAULTIVE OFFENSES

§ 22.015.  COERCING, SOLICITING, OR INDUCING GANG MEMBERSHIP.  
        (a)  In this section:
                (1)  "Child" means an individual younger than 17 years of age.
                (2)  "Criminal street gang" has the meaning assigned by Section 71.01.
        (b)  A person commits an offense if, with intent to coerce, induce, or solicit a child to actively participate in the activities of a criminal street gang, the person:
                (1)  threatens the child with imminent bodily injury; or
                (2)  causes bodily injury to the child.
        (c) An offense under Subsection (b)(1) is a state jail felony. An offense under Subsection (b)(2) is a felony of the third degree.

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