(a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly manufactures, sells, purchases, transports, or possesses a hoax bomb with intent to use the hoax bomb to:
make another believe that the hoax bomb is an explosive or incendiary device; or
cause alarm or reaction of any type by an official of a public safety agency or volunteer agency organized to deal with emergencies.
An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 4831, ch. 852, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1983. Renumbered from Penal Code Sec. 46.09 by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.