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2011 Minnesota Statutes

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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

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