Texas Penal Code, Section 42.061 – Silent or Abusive Calls to 911 Service

CHAPTER 42. DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND RELATED OFFENSES

        § 42.061.  SILENT OR ABUSIVE CALLS TO 9-1-1 SERVICE

        (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 or intentionally:
                (1)  remains silent;  or
                (2)  makes abusive or harassing statements to a PSAP employee.
        (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.

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