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SECTION 190.05
Issuing a bad check
Penal (PEN) CHAPTER 40, PART 3, TITLE K, ARTICLE 190
§ 190.05 Issuing a bad check.

A person is guilty of issuing a bad check when:

1. (a) As a drawer or representative drawer, he utters a check knowing
that he or his principal, as the case may be, does not then have
sufficient funds with the drawee to cover it, and (b) he intends or
believes at the time of utterance that payment will be refused by the
drawee upon presentation, and (c) payment is refused by the drawee upon
presentation; or

2. (a) He passes a check knowing that the drawer thereof does not then
have sufficient funds with the drawee to cover it, and (b) he intends or
believes at the time the check is passed that payment will be refused by
the drawee upon presentation, and (c) payment is refused by the drawee
upon presentation.

Issuing a bad check is a class B misdemeanor.