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237.47 ALARM TRANSMISSION TELEPHONE DEVICE; RULES.
    Subdivision 1. Permission required. Any person desiring to install or use any automatic,
electrical, or mechanical device or attachment to any telephone that reproduces any taped or
prerecorded message to report any police, fire, or other emergency to any official emergency
reporting telephone number shall obtain permission, in writing, from the sheriff of the county in
which located or the police chief or fire chief of the municipality into whose emergency telephone
number the attachment or device is connected.
    Subd. 2. Conditions for connection. The sheriff, police chief, or fire chief may determine
the conditions, if any, under which the device or attachment may be connected, provided such
conditions are reasonable in accordance with local conditions and further provided that the device
or attachment complies with the rules of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.
    Subd. 3. Removal. Whenever the sheriff, police chief, or fire chief has knowledge of the use
of any such attachment or device not operated or maintained in accordance with the provisions of
this section , that official may order its removal.
    Subd. 4. Penalty. Violation of any of the provisions of this section shall constitute a
misdemeanor.
History: 1969 c 1057 s 1-4; 1980 c 614 s 123; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444