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SECTION 230.02
Patronizing a person for prostitution; definitions
Penal (PEN) CHAPTER 40, PART 3, TITLE M, ARTICLE 230
§ 230.02 Patronizing a person for prostitution; definitions.

1. A person patronizes a person for prostitution when:

(a) Pursuant to a prior understanding, he or she pays a fee to another
person as compensation for such person or a third person having engaged
in sexual conduct with him or her; or

(b) He or she pays or agrees to pay a fee to another person pursuant
to an understanding that in return therefor such person or a third
person will engage in sexual conduct with him or her; or

(c) He or she solicits or requests another person to engage in sexual
conduct with him or her in return for a fee.

2. As used in this article, "person who is patronized" means the
person with whom the defendant engaged in sexual conduct or was to have
engaged in sexual conduct pursuant to the understanding, or the person
who was solicited or requested by the defendant to engage in sexual
conduct.