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6/12/2013 - ORDINANCE NO. 13-10698: Harassment by Telecommunication Device

ORDINANCE NUMBER 13-10698

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 25, ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 25-141 OF THE SALINA CODE PERTAINING TO HARASSMENT BY TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICE AND REPEALING EXISTING SECTION 25-141.

BE ORDAINED by the Governing Body of the City of Salina, Kansas:

Section 1.  Amendment.  That Section 25-141 of Chapter 25, Article VIII of the Salina Code is hereby amended as follows:

Sec. 25-141.  Harassment by telecommunication device.

(a)  Harassment by telecommunication device is the use of a telecommunications device to:

  1.  Knowingly make or transmit any comment, request, suggestion, proposal, image or text which is obscene, lewd, lascivious, or indecent;

  2. Make or transmit a call, whether or not conversation ensues, with intent to abuse, threaten or harass any person at the receiving end;

  3. Make or transmit any comment, request, suggestion, proposal, image or text with intent to abuse, threaten or harass any person at the receiving end;

  4. Make or cause a telecommunications device to repeatedly ring or activate with intent to harass any person at the receiving end;

  5. Knowingly play any recording on a telephone, except recordings such as weather information or sports information when the number thereof is dialed, unless the person or group playing the recording shall be identified and state that it is a recording; or

  6. Knowingly permit any telecommunications device under one's control to be used in violation of this paragraph.

(b)  As used in this section, telecommunications device includes telephones, cellular telephones, telefacsimile machines and any other electronic device which makes use of an electronic communication service, as defined in K.S.A. 22-2514 and amendments thereto.

 

Harassment by telecommunication device is a class A violation.

Section 2.  Repealer.  That existing Section 25-141 is hereby repealed.

Section 3.  Effective.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its adoption and publication by the following summary once in the official city newspaper.

Ordinance No. 13-10698 Summary

On June 3, 2013, the City of Salina, Kansas, passed Ordinance No. 13-10698.  The ordinance amends the Chapter 25, Article VIII, Section 25-141 of the Salina Code pertaining to harassment by telecommunication device.  A complete copy of the ordinance is available at www.salina-ks.gov or in the office of the city clerk, 300 W. Ash Street, free of charge.  This summary is certified by the city attorney.

                                                                              Introduced:  June 3, 2013
                                                                              Passed:  June 10, 2013

                                                                                       

                                                                              Barbara V. Shirley, Mayor

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ATTEST:

Lieu Ann Elsey, CMC, City Clerk