A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
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.AASubchapter K, Chapter 547, Transportation Code,
is amended by adding Section 547.616 to read as follows:
Sec.A547.616.AARADAR 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
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)AAA 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.
(c)AAA person may not purchase, sell, or offer for sale a
radar interference device to be used in a manner described by
(d)AAA person who violates this section commits an
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offense.AAAn offense under this subsection is a Class C
SECTIONA2.AAThis Act takes effect September 1, 2011.