CHAPTER 37. PERJURY AND OTHER FALSIFICATION
§ 37.101. FRAUDULENT FILING OF FINANCING
(a) A person commits an offense if the person
knowingly presents for filing or causes to be presented for filing a
financing statement that the person knows:
(1) is forged;
(2) contains a material false statement; or
(3) is groundless.
(b) An offense under Subsection (a)(1) is a felony of the
third degree, unless it is shown on the trial of the offense that
the person had previously been convicted under this section on two
or more occasions, in which event the offense is a felony of the
second degree. An offense under Subsection (a)(2) or (a)(3) is a
Class A misdemeanor, unless the person commits the offense with the
intent to defraud or harm another, in which event the offense is a
state jail felony.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 189, Sec. 10, eff. May 21, 1997.