WVC 24 - 6 - 10
§24-6-10. Prohibition against using "911" in company name.
No person or organization of any kind may use "911" or such
other numbers which are similar and calculated to deceive the
public as representing "911" services in their name unless the
person or organization is authorized to provide emergency telephone
services for firefighting, law enforcement and medical personnel.
The public service commission shall propose rules for legislative
promulgation in accordance with article three, chapter
twenty-nine-a of this code regarding the acceptable use of "911"
and shall have the authority to authorize any organization or
person to use "911" for the purposes of promoting the education of
the public regarding the "911" service. This section may not be
construed as affecting motor vehicle license plate numbers issued
by the division of motor vehicles, or race cars that use a "911"
logo, when the number is not used for purposes of deceiving the
public that the operator or owner operates "911" services. Any
person or organization convicted of a violation of this section
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more
than five hundred dollars per occurrence.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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