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Chapter 190

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  190.308.  Misuse of emergency telephone service unlawful, definitions, penalty — no local fine or penalty for pay telephones for calls to emergency telephone service. — 1.  In any county that has established an emergency telephone service pursuant to sections 190.300 to 190.340, it shall be unlawful for any person to misuse the emergency telephone service.  For the purposes of this section, "emergency" means any incident involving danger to life or property that calls for an emergency response dispatch of police, fire, EMS or other public safety organization, "misuse the emergency telephone service" includes, but is not limited to, repeatedly calling the "911" for nonemergency situations causing operators or equipment to be in use when emergency situations may need such operators or equipment and "repeatedly" means three or more times within a one-month period.

  2.  Any violation of this section is a class B misdemeanor.

  3.  No political subdivision shall impose any fine or penalty on the owner of a pay telephone or on the owner of any property upon which a pay telephone is located for calls to the emergency telephone service made from the pay telephone.  Any such fine or penalty is hereby void.


(L. 1996 H.B. 1304, A.L. 1997 H.B. 95 merged with S.B. 133, A.L. 2011 H.B. 68, A.L. 2018 H.B. 1456)

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