CHAPTER 42. DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND RELATED OFFENSES
§ 42.061. SILENT OR ABUSIVE CALLS TO 9-1-1
(a) In this section "9-1-1 service" and "public safety
answering point" or "PSAP" have the meanings assigned by Section
772.001, Health and Safety Code.
(b) A person commits an offense if the person makes a
telephone call to 9-1-1 when there is not an emergency and knowingly
(1) remains silent; or
(2) makes abusive or harassing statements to a PSAP
(c) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly
permits a telephone under the person's control to be used by another
person in a manner described in Subsection (b).
(d) An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 582, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 284(2), eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.