City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 10
Chapter 10.07
Section 10.07.050

Title 10 Regulation of Activities

Division I. Penal Code

Chapter 10.07 Offenses Against Governmental Operation

Section 10.07.050 Abuse of 911 Emergency Reporting Systems
  1. Every person who knowingly calls a 911 emergency reporting system for a purpose other than to report a situation that requires prompt service in order to preserve or protect human life or health or property commits abuse of 911 emergency reporting systems.
  1. Abuse of 911 emergency reporting systems is a simple misdemeanor. No person shall be cited under this chapter unless the person engaged in the prohibited conduct has been notified by a law enforcement officer that the conduct violates this chapter and has been given an opportunity to comply and has refused to comply. If the individual fails to comply, a law enforcement officer may then issue a citation under this section.
  1. It is the intent of the Spokane City Council that persons with diagnoses of mental illness, and who are charged under this section, be provided interventional services to address behaviors which violate this section.


Date Passed: Monday, September 23, 2013

Effective Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013

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