1. A person who reports or causes to be reported false information to a fire department, a law enforcement authority, or other public safety entity, knowing that the information is false, or who reports the alleged occurrence of a criminal act knowing the act did not occur, commits a simple misdemeanor, unless the alleged criminal act reported is a serious or aggravated misdemeanor or felony, in which case the person commits a serious misdemeanor.
2. A person who telephones an emergency 911 communications center knowing that the person is not reporting an emergency or otherwise needing emergency information or assistance commits a simple misdemeanor.
3. A person who knowingly provides false information to a law enforcement officer who enters the information on a citation commits a simple misdemeanor, unless the criminal act for which the citation is issued is a serious or aggravated misdemeanor or felony, in which case the person commits a serious misdemeanor.
[R60, § 1768; C73, § 1566; C97, § 2468; S13, § 2468; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 13110, 13111; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, § 714.31, 714.32; C71, 73, 75, 77, § 714.31, 714.32, 714.42; C79, 81, § 718.6]
95 Acts, ch 89, §1
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