Title 39
Public Utilities and Carriers

Chapter 21.1
911 Emergency Telephone Number Act

R.I. Gen. Laws 39-21.1-16

 39-21.1-16.  Providing false information.

No person shall call or otherwise cause the number nine-one-one (911) to be called for the purpose of knowingly making a false alarm or complaint or reporting false information that could result in the dispatch of emergency services from any public agency as defined in 39-21.1-3(7). Any person violating the provisions of this section, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or both.

History of Section.
P.L. 1988, ch. 90, 1; P.L. 2020, ch. 79, art. 1, 13.