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21-6409. Installing communication facilities for gamblers. (a) Installing communication facilities for gamblers is:

(1) Installing communication facilities in a place known to the installer to be a gambling place;

(2) installing communication facilities knowing that they will be used principally for the purpose of transmitting information to be used in making or settling bets; or

(3) allowing the continued use of communication facilities knowing that such facilities are being used principally for the purpose of transmitting information to be used in making or settling bets.

(b) Installing communications facilities for gamblers is a severity level 8, nonperson felony.

(c) (1) When any public utility providing telephone communications service is notified in writing by a state or local law enforcement agency, acting within its jurisdiction, that any facility furnished by it is being used principally for the purpose of transmitting or receiving gambling information, it shall discontinue or refuse the furnishing of service to such facility, after reasonable notice to the subscriber. No damages, penalty or forfeiture, civil or criminal, shall be found against any such public utility for any act done in compliance with any notice received from a law enforcement agency.

(2) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prejudice the right of any person affected thereby to secure an appropriate determination, as otherwise provided by law, in a court of competent jurisdiction, that such facility should not be discontinued or removed, or should be restored.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, ยง 220; July 1, 2011.


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