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SECTION 270.15
Unlawfully refusing to yield a party line
Penal (PEN) CHAPTER 40, PART 3, TITLE P, ARTICLE 270
§ 270.15 Unlawfully refusing to yield a party line.

1. As used in this section:

(a) "Party line" means a subscriber's line telephone circuit,
consisting of two or more main telephone stations connected therewith,
each station with a distinctive ring or telephone number.

(b) "Emergency call" means a telephone call to a police or fire
department, or for medical aid or ambulance service, necessitated by a
situation in which human life or property is in jeopardy and prompt
summoning of aid is essential.

2. A person is guilty of unlawfully refusing to yield a party line
when, being informed that a party line is needed for an emergency call,
he refuses immediately to relinquish such line.

Unlawfully refusing to yield a party line is a class B misdemeanor.