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House Bill No. 5024

Public Act No. 03-43

AN ACT CONCERNING INTERFERENCE WITH EMERGENCY CALLS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2003) (a) A person is guilty of interfering with an emergency call when such person, with the intent of preventing another person from making or completing a 9-1-1 telephone call or a telephone call or radio communication to any law enforcement agency to request police protection or report the commission of a crime, physically or verbally prevents or hinders such other person from making or completing such telephone call or radio communication.

(b) Interfering with an emergency call is a class A misdemeanor.

Approved May 23, 2003