CHAPTER 31. THEFT
§ 31.13. MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTION, OR ADVERTISEMENT OF MULTICHANNEL VIDEO OR INFORMATION SERVICES DEVICE.
(a) A person commits an offense if the person for remuneration
intentionally or knowingly manufactures, assembles, modifies, imports
into the state, exports out of the state, distributes, advertises, or
offers for sale, with an intent to aid in the commission of an offense
under Section 31.12, a device, a kit or part for a device, or a plan
for a system of components wholly or partly designed to make
intelligible an encrypted, encoded, scrambled, or other
nonstandard signal carried or caused by a multichannel video or
information services provider.
(b) In this section, "device," "encrypted, encoded,
scrambled, or other nonstandard signal," and "multichannel video or
information services provider" have the meanings assigned by
(c) This section does not prohibit the manufacture,
distribution, advertisement, offer for sale, or use of satellite
receiving antennas that are otherwise permitted by state or federal
(d) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 318, Sec. 10, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 858, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.