[Rev. 11/21/2013 3:24:51 PM--2013]

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 [Repealed.]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 [Repealed.]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. [Effective through December 31, 2013.]

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. [Effective January 1, 2014.]

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. [Effective through December 31, 2013.]

      1.  The Department shall provide to each eligible provider a list of eligible customers, as determined by criteria adopted by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada or the Federal Communications Commission, as appropriate, who are located within the service area of the eligible provider. The list must include:

      (a) The name and address of each eligible customer; and

      (b) If applicable, the telephone number of each eligible customer.

      2.  Every 6 months the Department shall provide to each eligible provider an updated list of the eligible customers in this State.

      3.  The Department may adopt such regulations as are necessary to coordinate the acquisition and provision of the information required to be provided pursuant to this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 739; R 2013, 1809, effective January 1, 2014)

      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. [Effective January 1, 2014.]

      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, effective January 1, 2014)

      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)