2015 ORS § 165.570¹
Improper use of emergency communications system

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This section is amended
Effective March 29, 2016
Relating to student safety; creating new provisions; amending ORS 165.570 and sections 1 and 2, chapter 93, Oregon Laws 2014; repealing ORS 180.650 and 180.660; and declaring an emergency.

(1) A person commits the crime of improper use of the emergency communications system if the person knowingly:

(a) Makes an emergency call or calls the School Safety Hotline for a purpose other than to report a situation that the person reasonably believes requires prompt service in order to preserve human life or property; or

(b) Allows another person to use communications equipment owned, rented or leased by or under the control of the person to make an emergency call or call the School Safety Hotline for a purpose other than to report a situation that the other person reasonably believes requires prompt service in order to preserve human life or property.

(2) As used in this section:

(a) Emergency call has the meaning given that term in ORS 403.105 (Definitions for ORS 305.823 and 403.105 to 403.250).

(b) Emergency communications system has the meaning given that term in ORS 403.105 (Definitions for ORS 305.823 and 403.105 to 403.250).

(c) School Safety Hotline means the toll-free telephone line established under ORS 180.650 (Establishment).

(3) Improper use of the emergency communications system is a Class A misdemeanor. [1995 c.566 §1; 2001 c.619 §4; 2015 c.247 §29]