CHAPTER 246

PROHIBITING USE OF TELEPHONE TO DISTURB PRIVACY

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES BY PROHIBITING USE OF TELEPHONE TO DISTURB PRIVACY.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all Members elected to each House concurring therein):

Section 1. Chapter 3, Title 11, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new section at the end of Subchapter XLII to be known as Section 758.

§ 758. Disturbing privacy by use of telephone facilities or equipment

Whoever makes use of telephone facilities or equipment and therein communicates language, suggestions or proposals which are obscene, profane, vulgar, lewd, lascivious, or indecent in a manner reasonably to be expected to annoy, abuse, torment, or embarrass another is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) or to undergo imprisonment for not more than one (1) year, or both.

Approved June 8, 1955.