2017 ORS 165.570¹
Improper use of emergency communications system

(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 tip line 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 tip line 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) “Tip line” means the statewide tip line established under ORS 339.329 (Statewide tip line to report information concerning threats or potential threats to student safety).

(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; 2016 c.74 §3]

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1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 165—Offenses Involving Fraud or Deception, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors165.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 165, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano165.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.