Public Utilities and Carriers

CHAPTER 39-21.1
911 Emergency Telephone Number Act

SECTION 39-21.1-16

§ 39-21.1-16. Providing false information.

No person shall call or otherwise cause the number nine-one-one (911) to be called for the purpose of knowingly making a false alarm or complaint or reporting false information which could result in the dispatch of emergency services from any public agency as defined in § 39-21.1-3(6) of this chapter. Any person violating the provisions of this section, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or both.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1988, ch. 90, § 1.)