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Bill Detail: HB23-1310

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Title Misuse Of Public Safety Answering Point
Status House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (05/02/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors
Senate Sponsors
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 04/28/2023

A public safety answering point (PSAP) is a facility that is
equipped and staffed to provide an emergency telephone service. The bill
makes it unlawful to misuse a PSAP by:
  • Purposefully initiating communication with the PSAP
without reporting an emergency, or without reporting new
or amended information related to a previously reported
emergency, after being instructed by the PSAP to stop such
  • Making a report to a PSAP representative when the person
knows the information reported is false;
  • Knowingly obstructing the administration of a PSAP; or
  • Making any comment to a PSAP representative with the
intent to intimidate or harass the PSAP representative.
The bill gives a PSAP the authority to issue a warning for a
violation for misuse of a PSAP or, if the PSAP representative has reason
to believe the behavior is related to a behavioral health issue, authorizes
the PSAP to refer the person to behavioral health services.
Notwithstanding whether a person was issued a written warning, a
violation for misuse of a PSAP is a civil infraction and is subject to a fine
of not more than $100.

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