Bissonnet prostitution hot spot: Officials post warning ahead of Houston Bill 2795 going into effect on Sept. 1

HOUSTON – Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey and Houston City Council Member Edward Pollard held a news conference at 10 a.m. with other local officials Monday to remind residents of the effective date of House Bill 2795, and how the two offices are partnering to address Bissonnet Street -- between Beltway 8 and Southwest Freeway -- an area known nationally as “The Bissonnet Track” for prostitution.

Watch the news conference in the video player at the top of this article.

Beginning Sept. 1, 2021, the solicitation of prostitution will be a felony punishable up to two years in jail.

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