Republican State Rep. Steve Hurst introduced legislation that would require certain sex offenders to be castrated.
The cost of the castration would be the offender’s responsibility and occur before release from prison. The law would apply to those who sexually assaulted children.
“[H.B. 365] would provide that any person over the age of 21 years who is convicted of certain sex offenses against a child 12 years of age or younger would be surgically castrated before his or her release from the custody of the Department of Corrections. This bill would require that the cost of the procedure be paid by the adult criminal sex offender,” the bill states.