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SF 2576

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to crimes; including false police and fire emergency calls as misdemeanor
offense; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.78, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.78, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Misdemeanor offenses.

Whoever does the following is guilty of a
misdemeanor:

(1) refuses to relinquish immediately a coin-operated telephone or a telephone
line consisting of two or more stations when informed that the line is needed to make
an emergency call;

(2) secures a relinquishment of a coin-operated telephone or a telephone line
consisting of two or more stations by falsely stating that the line is needed for an
emergency;

(3) publishes telephone directories to be used for telephones or telephone lines and
the directories do not contain a copy of this section;

(4) makes a call for emergency new text beginpolice, fire, new text endmedicalnew text begin,new text end or ambulance service, knowing
that no new text beginpolice, fire, or new text endmedical emergency exists; or

(5) interrupts, disrupts, impedes, or otherwise interferes with the transmission of a
citizen's band radio channel communication the purpose of which is to inform or inquire
about a medical emergency or an emergency in which property is or is reasonably believed
to be in imminent danger of damage or destruction.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2008, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end