Texas Penal Code - Section 42.06. False Alarm Or Report
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§ 42.06. FALSE ALARM OR REPORT. (a) A person commits an
offense if he knowingly initiates, communicates or circulates a
report of a present, past, or future bombing, fire, offense, or
other emergency that he knows is false or baseless and that would
(1) cause action by an official or volunteer agency
organized to deal with emergencies;
(2) place a person in fear of imminent serious bodily
(3) prevent or interrupt the occupation of a building,
room, place of assembly, place to which the public has access, or
aircraft, automobile, or other mode of conveyance.
(b) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor
unless the false report is of an emergency involving a public
primary or secondary school, public communications, public
transportation, public water, gas, or power supply or other public
service, in which event the offense is a state jail felony.
Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974.
Amended by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 1114, ch. 530, § 4, eff. Aug.
27, 1979; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, § 1.01, eff. Sept. 1,
Last modified: August 11, 2007