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325F.991 911 EMERGENCY PHONE SERVICE REPRESENTATIONS.

Subdivision 1.Definitions.

For purposes of this section, the terms defined in this subdivision have the meanings given them.

(a) "911 emergency telecommunications system" means a dedicated emergency telecommunications system required by section 403.025.

(b) "Person" means an individual, corporation, firm, or other legal entity.

(c) "Service provider" means a person doing business in Minnesota who provides real-time, two-way voice service interconnected with the public switched telephone network using numbers allocated for Minnesota by the North American Numbering Plan Administration.

Subd. 2.Representations of 911 service.

A person shall not advertise, market, or otherwise represent that the person furnishes a service capable of providing access to emergency services by dialing 911 unless the person provides a service that routes 911 calls through the 911 emergency telecommunications system.

Subd. 3.Disclosure.

A service provider that does not provide 911 dialing that routes 911 calls through the 911 emergency telecommunications system must disclose that fact in all advertisements, marketing materials, and contracts. The disclosure must be in capital letters, in 12-point font, and on the front page of the advertisement, marketing materials, and contracts. The disclosure must state: "THIS SERVICE DOES NOT ROUTE 911 CALLS THROUGH THE 911 EMERGENCY SYSTEM."

Subd. 4.Certain calls not 911 calls.

For purposes of this section, 911 calls routed to the general access number at a public safety answering point do not qualify as being routed through a 911 emergency telecommunications system.