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By:AAHarper-Brown H.B.ANo.A1116

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT

relating to prohibiting the sale and use of certain radar

interference devices; creating an offense.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:

SECTIONA1.

Subchapter K, Chapter 547, Transportation Code,

is amended by adding Section 547.616 to read as follows:

Sec.A547.616.RADAR INTERFERENCE DEVICES; OFFENSE. (a) In

this section, "radar interference device" means a device, a

mechanism, an instrument, or equipment that is designed,

manufactured, used, or intended to be used to interfere with,

scramble, disrupt, or otherwise cause to malfunction a radar or

laser device used to measure the speed of a motor vehicle by a law

enforcement agency of this state or a political subdivision of this

state, including a "radar jamming device," "jammer," "scrambler,"

or "diffuser." The term does not include a ham radio, band radio,

or similar electronic device.

(b)A person, other than a law enforcement officer in the

discharge of the officer ’s official duties, may not use, attempt to

use, install, operate, or attempt to operate a radar interference

device in a motor vehicle operated by the person.

©A person may not purchase, sell, or offer for sale a

radar interference device to be used in a manner described by

Subsection (B).

(d)A person who violates this section commits an

offense. An offense under this subsection is a Class C

misdemeanor.

SECTIONA2.This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.

H.B.A No.A1116

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