Sec. 3. (a) A person who knowingly or intentionally:

(1) refuses to yield a party line upon request by another person who states that he wishes to make an emergency call from a telephone on that party line;

(2) refuses to yield a Citizens Radio Service channel upon request by another person who states that he wishes to make an emergency call on that channel; or

(3) obtains the use of a party line or Citizens Radio Service channel by falsely stating that he wishes to make an emergency call;

commits unlawful use of a communications medium, a Class B misdemeanor.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 35-45-2-3

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5

     (b) “Party line” means a common telephone line for two (2) or more subscribers.

     (c) “Emergency call” means a telephone call or radio message in which the caller or sender reasonably believes that a human being or property is in jeopardy and that prompt summoning of aid is essential.

As added by Acts 1976, P.L.148, SEC.5. Amended by Acts 1977, P.L.340, SEC.73; Acts 1977, P.L.343, SEC.2.