Nrs: Chapter 707 - Telecommunications

Link to law: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-707.html
Published: 2015

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CHAPTER 707 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

GENERAL PROVISIONS

NRS 707.005           Definitions.

NRS 707.015           “Basic

network service” defined.

NRS 707.025           “Telecommunication

provider” and “telephone company” defined.

NRS 707.035           “Telecommunication

service” and “telephone service” defined.

CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF TELEPHONE LINES

NRS 707.230           Authorization.



NRS 707.240           Certificate

required to be filed with and recorded by Secretary of State; contents; fees.

NRS 707.250           Construction,

operation and maintenance of lines over public and private lands.

NRS 707.270           Lines

governed by general laws; transmission of certain messages in order; penalty

and civil liability; State may send messages free of charge. [Repealed.]

NRS 707.280           Right-of-way

for line: Procedure for appraisal and compensation for private land; appeal.

NRS 707.290           Forfeiture

of rights, privileges and franchise for failure to maintain line; quo warranto.

[Repealed.]

TELEPHONE AND WIRELESS SERVICE

Rights and Responsibilities of Owners of Telephone Lines

NRS 707.300           Applicability

of NRS 707.230 to 707.280,

inclusive.

 

Rights and Responsibilities of Providers and Customers

NRS 707.340           Public

utility furnishing telephone service required to assist peace officers in

tracing certain callers; immunity for good faith reliance; limitations

concerning wiretapping.

NRS 707.355           Public

utility furnishing telephone service and other providers required to disconnect

telephone number pursuant to court order or order of Public Utilities

Commission of Nevada; such providers prohibited from forwarding calls or

providing recorded message with new number for disconnected telephone number.

NRS 707.370           Provider

of cellular or other portable service required to provide access at no charge

to telephone number to be used in emergency.

NRS 707.375           State

and local entities prohibited from regulating use of certain telephonic devices

by persons operating motor vehicles.

 

Lifeline, Tribal Link Up and Enhanced 911 Services

NRS 707.400           Definitions.

NRS 707.410           “Commission”

defined.

NRS 707.420           “Department”

defined.

NRS 707.430           “Eligible

customer” defined.

NRS 707.440           “Eligible

provider” defined.

NRS 707.450           “Lifeline”

defined.

NRS 707.460           “Tribal

link up” defined.

NRS 707.470           Department

to provide list of eligible customers to each eligible provider; contents of

list; update of list; regulations. [Repealed.]

NRS 707.480           Eligible

provider to notify eligible customers regarding default receipt of lifeline and

link up services; contents of notification; declination of services; billing

for services; duration of lifeline services. [Repealed.]

NRS 707.485           Eligible

provider or independent administrator authorized to access certain databases to

determine or verify status of eligible customers.

NRS 707.490           Reduction

in telephone rates provided by lifeline or tribal link up services: Methods for

determining; applicability; reimbursement.

NRS 707.500           Enhanced

911 service: Immunity from liability for certain entities providing service

through public safety answering point in certain circumstances.

 

Facilities for Personal Wireless Service

NRS 707.550           Definitions.

NRS 707.555           “Facility

for personal wireless service” defined.

NRS 707.560           “Land

use authority” defined.

NRS 707.565           “Personal

wireless service” defined.

NRS 707.570           “Telecommunications

tower” defined.

NRS 707.575           Procedures

and standards for review and approval of application to construct facility;

requirements following denial of application; limitations on power of land use

authority.

NRS 707.580           Assessment

of costs incurred to process application.

NRS 707.585           Written

decision required upon denial of application; contents of decision; filing of

decision and record with court upon bringing action against land use authority.

 

Call Location Information of Wireless Telecommunications

Devices

NRS 707.600           Definitions.

NRS 707.610           “Department”

defined.

NRS 707.620           “Provider

of wireless telecommunications” defined.

NRS 707.630           Provider

of wireless telecommunications required to provide call location information to

law enforcement in certain circumstances; immunity for good faith action.

NRS 707.640           Provider

of wireless telecommunications required to submit emergency contact information

to Department to facilitate requests from law enforcement for call location

information.

NRS 707.650           Regulations.

UNLAWFUL ACTS; PENALTIES

NRS 707.900           Penalty

for interception, interruption or delay of message sent over telephone line.

NRS 707.910           Penalty

for damaging or interfering with use of telephone line.

NRS 707.920           Civil

liability for violation of NRS 707.910.

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GENERAL PROVISIONS

      NRS 707.005  Definitions.  As

used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and

terms defined in NRS 707.015, 707.025 and 707.035 have

the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 708)

      NRS 707.015  “Basic network service” defined.  “Basic

network service” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 704.006.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 709)

      NRS 707.025  “Telecommunication provider” and “telephone company” defined.  “Telecommunication provider” or “telephone

company” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

704.027.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 709)

      NRS 707.035  “Telecommunication service” and “telephone service” defined.  “Telecommunication service” or “telephone

service” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

704.028.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 709)

CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF TELEPHONE LINES

      NRS 707.230  Authorization.  Any

person or persons, company, association or corporation, desiring to do so, may

construct and maintain, or, if already constructed, may maintain, or, if

partially constructed, may complete and maintain, within this state, a

telephone line or lines by complying with NRS 707.240.

      [1:17:1866; B § 3490; BH § 915; C § 1045; RL § 4624;

NCL § 7666]—(NRS A 2013, 1952)

      NRS 707.240  Certificate required to be filed with and recorded by Secretary

of State; contents; fees.

      1.  The person or persons, or the president

or the managing agent of the company, association or corporation mentioned in NRS 707.230, shall make, sign and acknowledge, before

some person authorized by law to take acknowledgments of deeds, a certificate

in writing setting forth:

      (a) The name or names of the person or persons,

company, association or corporation (as the case may be) by whom the line is to

be operated.

      (b) The names of the points or places

constituting the termini of the line within this state.

      (c) A general description of the route of the

line.

      2.  The certificate shall be filed and

recorded in the Office of the Secretary of State, for which such person or

persons, company, association or corporation shall pay the Secretary of State,

for deposit in the General Fund, the sum of $5, and also 25 cents for each

folio contained in the certificate.

      3.  The record of the certificates shall

give constructive notice to all persons of the matter therein contained. The

work of constructing such line, if not already commenced or completed within 30

days after the filing of the certificate aforesaid, shall be continued, with

all reasonable dispatch, until completed.

      [2:17:1866; B § 3491; BH § 916; C § 1046; RL § 4625;

NCL § 7667]—(NRS A 1959, 222)

      NRS 707.250  Construction, operation and maintenance of lines over public and

private lands.  The person or persons,

company, association or corporation named in the certificate (provided for in NRS 707.240), and their assigns may construct, or if

constructed, maintain, or if partially constructed, complete and maintain,

their telephone line described in their certificate, filed as provided in NRS 707.240, over and through any public or private

lands, and along or across any streets, alleys, roads, highways or streams

within this state, provided they do not obstruct the same.

      [3:17:1866; B § 3492; BH § 917; C § 1047; RL § 4626;

NCL § 7668]—(NRS A 2013, 1952)

      NRS 707.270  Lines governed by general laws; transmission of certain messages

in order; penalty and civil liability; State may send messages free of charge.  Repealed.

(See chapter 368, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page 1961.)

 

      NRS 707.280  Right-of-way for line: Procedure for appraisal and compensation

for private land; appeal.

      1.  Any person or the person’s assigns, who

are constructing, or who have already constructed, or who may propose to

construct, a telephone line as provided in NRS 707.230

to 707.280, inclusive, have the right-of-way for

the line and so much land as may be necessary to construct and maintain the

line, and for this purpose may enter upon private lands along the line

described in the certificate for the purpose of examining and surveying them.

      2.  Where the lands cannot be obtained by

the consent of the owner or possessor thereof, so much of the land as may be

necessary for the construction of the line may be appropriated by the person or

the person’s assigns (as the case may be), after making compensation therefor,

as follows. The person or the person’s agent shall select one appraiser, and

the owner or possessor shall select one, and the two so selected shall select a

third. The three shall appraise the lands sought to be appropriated, after having

been first sworn, before a person authorized by law to administer oaths, to

make a true appraisement thereof, according to the best of their knowledge and

belief.

      3.  If the person or the person’s agent

tenders to the owner or possessor the appraised value of the lands, appraised

as provided in subsection 2, the person or agent may proceed in the

construction, or, if constructed, in the use of the line over the land so

appraised, and may maintain the line over and upon the land, and at all times

enter upon the land and pass over all adjoining lands for the purpose of

constructing, maintaining and repairing the telephone line, notwithstanding the

tender may be refused. The tender must always be kept good by the person or the

person’s agent.

      4.  An appeal may be taken by either party,

from the finding of the appraisers, to the district court of the county within

which the land so appraised is situated at any time within 3 months after the

appraisement.

      [6:17:1866; B § 3495; BH § 920; C § 1050; RL § 4629;

NCL § 7671]—(NRS A 1985, 1223; 2013, 1953)

      NRS 707.290  Forfeiture of rights, privileges and franchise for failure to

maintain line; quo warranto.  Repealed. (See chapter 368,

Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page 1961.)

 

TELEPHONE AND WIRELESS SERVICE

Rights and Responsibilities of Owners of Telephone Lines

      NRS 707.300  Applicability of NRS 707.230 to 707.280,

inclusive.  All persons or

corporations owning and operating telephone lines in this state are entitled to

all the rights and privileges and are subject to all the restrictions and

responsibilities provided in NRS 707.230 to 707.280, inclusive.

      [1:23:1897; A 1905, 151; RL § 4631; NCL § 7680]—(NRS

A 1999, 809;

2013, 1953)

Rights and Responsibilities of Providers and Customers

      NRS 707.340  Public utility furnishing telephone service required to assist

peace officers in tracing certain callers; immunity for good faith reliance;

limitations concerning wiretapping.

      1.  Every public utility furnishing

telephone service in this state shall provide any lawful assistance requested

by a sheriff or the sheriff’s deputy, or chief of police or police officer, in

tracing a person who uses:

      (a) The 911 emergency telephone number or other

emergency telephone service.

      (b) Obscene language, representations or

suggestions in addressing a person by telephone, or addresses to the person any

threat to inflict injury to the person or property of the person addressed,

when the request is made in writing to the public utility.

      2.  Good faith reliance by the public

utility on such a request constitutes a complete defense to any civil or

criminal suit against the public utility on account of assistance rendered by

the utility in responding to the request.

      3.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not

permit wiretapping, which may be engaged in only pursuant to the provisions of NRS 179.410 to 179.515, inclusive, and 704.195.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 856; A 1973, 1750; 1989, 658; 1991, 59)

      NRS 707.355  Public utility furnishing telephone service and other providers

required to disconnect telephone number pursuant to court order or order of

Public Utilities Commission of Nevada; such providers prohibited from

forwarding calls or providing recorded message with new number for disconnected

telephone number.

      1.  Each provider of telephone service in

this State shall, when notified that:

      (a) A court has ordered the disconnection of a

telephone number pursuant to NRS 706.2855;

or

      (b) The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada has

ordered the disconnection of a telephone number pursuant to NRS 703.175, after receiving a request to

disconnect the telephone number from the State Contractors’ Board pursuant to NRS 624.720, the Board of Massage

Therapists pursuant to NRS 640C.930

or the Nevada Transportation Authority pursuant to NRS 706.758,

Ê take such

action as is necessary to carry out the order of the court or the Public

Utilities Commission of Nevada.

      2.  A provider of telephone service shall

not:

      (a) Forward or offer to forward the telephone

calls of a telephone number disconnected from service pursuant to the

provisions of this section; or

      (b) Provide or offer to provide a recorded

message that includes the new telephone number for a business whose telephone

number was disconnected from service pursuant to the provisions of this

section.

      3.  As used in this section, “provider of

telephone service” includes, but is not limited to:

      (a) A public utility furnishing telephone

service.

      (b) A provider of cellular or other service to a

telephone that is installed in a vehicle or is otherwise portable.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1544; A 1999, 2858; 2009, 2585)

      NRS 707.370  Provider of cellular or other portable service required to

provide access at no charge to telephone number to be used in emergency.  A person authorized by the Federal

Communications Commission to provide cellular or other service to a telephone installed

in a vehicle or otherwise portable shall provide access at no charge for each

customer to a telephone number to be used in an emergency if the supplier

operates within the boundaries of a system to provide such a number.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 873)

      NRS 707.375  State and local entities prohibited from regulating use of

certain telephonic devices by persons operating motor vehicles.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 484B.165, an agency, board,

commission or political subdivision of this State, including, without

limitation, any agency, board, commission or governing body of a local

government, shall not regulate the use of a telephonic device by a person who

is operating a motor vehicle.

      2.  As used in subsection 1, “telephonic

device” means a cellular phone, satellite phone, portable phone or any other

similar electronic device that is handheld and designed or used to communicate

with another person.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1251; A 2011, 3649)

Lifeline, Tribal Link Up and Enhanced 911 Services

      NRS 707.400  Definitions.  As

used in NRS 707.400 to 707.500,

inclusive, the words and terms defined in NRS 707.410

to 707.460, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed

to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 738; A 2013, 1809)

      NRS 707.410  “Commission” defined.  “Commission”

means the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 739)

      NRS 707.420  “Department” defined.  “Department”

means the Department of Health and Human Services.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 739)

      NRS 707.430  “Eligible customer” defined.  “Eligible

customer” means a customer who is eligible to receive lifeline or tribal link

up services.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 739; A 2013, 204)

      NRS 707.440  “Eligible provider” defined.  “Eligible

provider” means a telecommunication provider that has been designated as an

eligible telecommunications carrier by the Commission to receive universal

service support pursuant to 47 U.S.C. § 214, as that section existed on January

1, 1999.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 739; A 2007, 709)

      NRS 707.450  “Lifeline” defined.  “Lifeline”

has the meaning ascribed to it in 47 C.F.R. § 54.401(a), as that section

existed on April 2, 2012.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 739; A 2013, 204)

      NRS 707.460  “Tribal link up” defined.  “Tribal

link up” has the meaning ascribed to it in 47 C.F.R. § 54.413, as that section

existed on April 1, 2012.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 739; A 2013, 204)

      NRS 707.470  Department to provide list of eligible customers to each

eligible provider; contents of list; update of list; regulations.  Repealed. (See chapter 347, Statutes of Nevada

2013, at page 1809.)

 

      NRS 707.480  Eligible provider to notify eligible customers regarding default

receipt of lifeline and link up services; contents of notification; declination

of services; billing for services; duration of lifeline services.  Repealed.

(See chapters 55 and 347, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at pp. 204 and 1809.)

 

      NRS 707.485  Eligible provider or independent administrator authorized to

access certain databases to determine or verify status of eligible customers.

      1.  Until an independent administrator is

selected pursuant to NRS 704.040, an

eligible provider may access any database, if one exists, that is created and

maintained by the Department for the exclusive purpose of determining or

verifying the status of an eligible customer. Such access by an eligible

provider is subject to the rules and regulations of the Department and is

prohibited:

      (a) For any purpose other than the purpose

described in this subsection; and

      (b) After an independent administrator is

selected pursuant to NRS 704.040 and

the independent administrator is able to inform eligible providers of the

status of their customers’ eligibility to receive lifeline service.

      2.  An independent administrator selected

pursuant to NRS 704.040 may access any

database described in subsection 1 and, to the extent authorized by state and

federal law, access any other database, if one exists, that is created and maintained

by any other state agency for the exclusive purpose of determining or verifying

the status of an eligible customer.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1809)

      NRS 707.490  Reduction in telephone rates provided by lifeline or tribal link

up services: Methods for determining; applicability; reimbursement.

      1.  The reduction in the telephone rates

provided by lifeline or tribal link up services must be based on the methods

for determining reductions which are adopted by the Commission by regulation.

The Commission may provide different methods for determining reductions to

allow for differences between eligible providers. The methods may include,

without limitation:

      (a) Basing the reduction on the tariff filed by

the eligible provider with the Commission; or

      (b) Establishing a formula pursuant to which the

amount of the reduction may be determined.

      2.  The reduction in such telephone rates

applies only to:

      (a) Basic network service or the voice telephony

service included in any bundled service offering that includes voice telephony

service and any other services specified in 47 C.F.R. § 54.401(b), as that

section existed on April 2, 2012.

      (b) Residential service connection charges for

such service.

      3.  If the amount of the reduction in rates

provided by an eligible provider to an eligible customer for lifeline services

is greater than the amount which the eligible provider receives as universal

service support pursuant to 47 U.S.C. § 254, the eligible provider is entitled

to reimbursement from the fund to maintain the availability of telephone

service established by the Commission pursuant to NRS 704.040 for the difference between the

amount of the reduction and the amount received as universal service support

pursuant to 47 U.S.C. § 254.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 740; A 2007, 709; 2013, 204)

      NRS 707.500  Enhanced 911 service: Immunity from liability for certain

entities providing service through public safety answering point in certain

circumstances.

      1.  A telephone company, person providing

wireless or commercial mobile radio service, public safety answering point, or

manufacturer supplying equipment to a telephone company or public safety

answering point, or any agent thereof, is not liable to any person who uses an

enhanced 911 service for:

      (a) The release of the telephone number and

street address of the telephone used to place the 911 telephone call, including

telephone numbers which are not published, if the release was made in good

faith;

      (b) The failure of any equipment or procedure in

connection with the provision of an enhanced 911 service; or

      (c) Any act, or the omission of any act,

committed in good faith,

Ê while

providing, or while in training to provide, services through a public safety

answering point.

      2.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Enhanced 911 service” means a service

consisting of telephone network features and public safety answering points

provided for persons using the public telephone system to reach the appropriate

public service answering point by dialing the digits 9-1-1, by using selective

routing, if required, based on the location from which the call originated, and

providing at the public safety answering point automatic number identification

and automatic location identification.

      (b) “Public safety answering point” means a

facility, operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, that is responsible for

receiving 911 telephone calls and directly dispatching emergency response

services, or transferring or relaying 911 telephone calls to other public

safety agencies. A public safety answering point is the first point of

reception by a public safety agency of 911 telephone calls and serves the

jurisdiction in which it is located and other participating jurisdictions.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 740)

Facilities for Personal Wireless Service

      NRS 707.550  Definitions.  As

used in NRS 707.550 to 707.585,

inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined

in NRS 707.555 to 707.570,

inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1860)

      NRS 707.555  “Facility for personal wireless service” defined.  “Facility for personal wireless service”

includes any building, structure, antenna and other equipment used to provide

personal wireless service. The term includes a telecommunications tower.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1860)

      NRS 707.560  “Land use authority” defined.  “Land

use authority” means an agency, bureau, board, commission, department,

division, officer or employee of the State or of a local government authorized

by law to take action on an application to construct a facility for personal

wire service.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1860)

      NRS 707.565  “Personal wireless service” defined.  “Personal

wireless service” has the meaning ascribed to it in 47 U.S.C. § 332(c)(7)(C),

as that provision existed on July 1, 2003.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1860)

      NRS 707.570  “Telecommunications tower” defined.  “Telecommunications

tower” means any freestanding tower, monopole or similar structure used to

provide personal wireless services.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1860)

      NRS 707.575  Procedures and standards for review and approval of application

to construct facility; requirements following denial of application;

limitations on power of land use authority.

      1.  Notwithstanding any specific statute or

ordinance to the contrary, a land use authority with jurisdiction over an

application to construct a facility for personal wireless service shall:

      (a) Establish procedures and standards for the

review and approval of such an application, including, without limitation,

procedures for:

             (1) Review and approval of such an

application by administrative staff pursuant to this section; and

             (2) Consideration of such an application

by the land use authority if the administrative staff denies the application;

and

      (b) Authorize administrative staff to review and

approve such an application pursuant to this section.

      2.  The administrative staff authorized to

review and approve an application to construct a facility for personal wireless

service may approve such an application if:

      (a) The applicant complies with the procedures

established by the land use authority pursuant to this section;

      (b) The facility for personal wireless service

meets the standards established by the land use authority pursuant to this

section;

      (c) The applicant is a provider of wireless

telecommunications that is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to

provide wireless telecommunications services over a designated radio frequency

and authorized to do business in this state; and

      (d) The facility for personal wireless service is

to be:

             (1) Architecturally integrated with its

surroundings so that it appears to be an architectural feature of a building or

other structure and its nature as a facility for personal wireless service is

not readily apparent;

             (2) Collocated with a facility for

personal wireless service approved, or capable of being approved, by the land

use authority, if the facility for personal wireless service that is the

subject of the application is architecturally integrated as described in

subparagraph (1) at least to the extent that the facility for personal wireless

service with which it is to be collocated is architecturally integrated;

             (3) Constructed on an existing building or

structure owned by a public utility or on property owned by the State or by a

local government; or

             (4) If constructed on an existing building

or structure not owned by a public utility, architecturally compatible with the

building or structure.

      3.  If the administrative staff authorized

pursuant to this section to review and approve an application to construct a

facility for personal wireless service denies such an application, the

administrative staff shall provide to the applicant and the land use authority

a written explanation that identifies each procedure and standard that the

applicant, application or facility for personal wireless service failed to

meet.

      4.  The land use authority shall not:

      (a) Consider the environmental effects of radio

frequency emissions from a facility for personal wireless service if the

facility complies with the regulations of the Federal Communications Commission

concerning such emissions.

      (b) If the application to construct a facility

for personal wireless services requests the use of a public right-of-way, deny

the application based on the use of the public right-of-way if the proposed

use:

             (1) Meets all applicable state and local

requirements for use of a public right-of-way, including, without limitation,

any requirements established by the land use authority; and

             (2) Does not endanger the public health or

safety.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1860)

      NRS 707.580  Assessment of costs incurred to process application.  A land use authority, in connection with an

application to construct a facility for personal wireless service, may assess

the applicant for the actual costs incurred by the land use authority to

process the application.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1861)

      NRS 707.585  Written decision required upon denial of application; contents

of decision; filing of decision and record with court upon bringing action

against land use authority.

      1.  A land use authority that denies the

approval of an application to construct a facility for personal wireless

service shall issue a written decision. The decision must:

      (a) Set forth with specificity each ground on

which the authority denied the approval of the application; and

      (b) Describe the documents relied upon by the

land use authority in making its decision.

      2.  A person who brings an action against a

land use authority pursuant to NRS

278.0233 shall file a copy of the decision and record with the court.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1861)

Call Location Information of Wireless Telecommunications

Devices

      NRS 707.600  Definitions.  As

used in NRS 707.600 to 707.650,

inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined

in NRS 707.610 and 707.620

have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 306)

      NRS 707.610  “Department” defined.  “Department”

means the Department of Public Safety.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 306)

      NRS 707.620  “Provider of wireless telecommunications” defined.  “Provider of wireless telecommunications”

means a person that is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to

provide wireless telecommunications services over a designated radio frequency

and is authorized to do business in or submits to the jurisdiction of this

State. The term includes a reseller of wireless telecommunications services.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 306)

      NRS 707.630  Provider of wireless telecommunications required to provide call

location information to law enforcement in certain circumstances; immunity for

good faith action.

      1.  Upon the request of a law enforcement

agency, a provider of wireless telecommunications shall provide call location

information concerning the telecommunications device of a user to assist the

law enforcement agency in responding to a call for emergency services or in an

emergency situation that involves the immediate risk of death or serious

physical harm. The provider of wireless telecommunications shall provide the

most accurate call location information readily available, given any technical

or other limitations that may affect the accuracy of the call location information

in the relevant area.

      2.  Notwithstanding any other provision of

law, nothing in this section prohibits a provider of wireless

telecommunications from establishing any protocols which enable the provider to

disclose call location information voluntarily in an emergency situation that

involves the immediate risk of death or serious physical harm.

      3.  No cause of action may be brought

against any provider of wireless telecommunications, its officers, employees or

agents for providing call location information while acting in good faith and

in accordance with the provisions of NRS 707.600 to

707.650, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 306)

      NRS 707.640  Provider of wireless telecommunications required to submit

emergency contact information to Department to facilitate requests from law

enforcement for call location information.

      1.  Any provider of wireless

telecommunications shall submit its emergency contact information to the

Department to facilitate requests from law enforcement agencies for call

location information in accordance with NRS 707.630.

Such emergency contact information must be submitted:

      (a) Annually; and

      (b) As soon as practicable following any change

in emergency contact information.

      2.  The Department shall maintain a

database which contains all emergency contact information received pursuant to

subsection 1 and shall make such information available to a law enforcement

agency immediately upon request.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 306)

      NRS 707.650  Regulations.  The

Department may adopt such regulations as are necessary to carry out the

provisions of NRS 707.600 to 707.650,

inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 307)

UNLAWFUL ACTS; PENALTIES

      NRS 707.900  Penalty for interception, interruption or delay of message sent

over telephone line.  Every person

who shall intercept, read or in any manner interrupt or delay the sending of a

message over any telephone line shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      [Part 1911 C&P § 487; RL § 6752; NCL §

10434]—(NRS A 1967, 666)

      NRS 707.910  Penalty for damaging or interfering with use of telephone line.  Any person who:

      1.  By the attachment of a ground wire, or

by any other contrivance, willfully destroys the insulation of a telephone

line, or interrupts the transmission of the electric current through the line;

      2.  Willfully interferes with the use of

any telephone line, or obstructs or postpones the transmission of any message

over the line; or

      3.  Procures or advises any such injury,

interference or obstruction,

Ê is guilty of

a public offense, as prescribed in NRS

193.155, proportionate to the value of any property damaged, altered,

removed or destroyed and in no event less than a misdemeanor.

      [8:86:1864; B § 3504; BH § 929; C § 1059; RL § 4610;

NCL § 7652]—(NRS A 1967, 665; 1979, 1495; 1999, 809; 2013, 1953)

      NRS 707.920  Civil liability for violation of NRS 707.910.  Any person found to be in violation of the

provisions of NRS 707.910 is, in addition to the

penalties therein prescribed, liable to the person damaged in a civil suit for

all damages occasioned thereby.

      [9:86:1864; B § 3505; BH § 930; C § 1060; RL § 4611;

NCL § 7653]—(NRS A 1999, 809)