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Sec. 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.