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§11-35-26  Automatic telephone dialing systems failing to disconnect. –

Published: 2015

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SECTION 11-35-26

   § 11-35-26  Automatic telephone dialing

systems failing to disconnect. –

(a) Any person who operates an automatic telephone dialing system in this state

which fails within five (5) seconds after the called party hangs up to

automatically create a disconnect signal or an on-hook condition which allows

the called party's line to be released shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and

shall be punished by a fine of not more than two hundred dollars ($200) for

each occurrence.

   (b) As used in this section, "automatic telephone dialing

system" means any automatic terminal equipment which is capable of storing

numbers to be called or producing numbers to be called, using a random or

sequential number generator, and with the ability to call those numbers, and

which is capable of delivering a prerecorded message to the number called with

or without manual assistance.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1987, ch. 59, § 1.)