2014 Tennessee Code
Title 47 - Commercial Instruments And Transactions
Chapter 50 - Miscellaneous Provisions
§ 47-50-116 - References to 911 service restricted.

TN Code § 47-50-116 (2014) What's This?

(a) It is unlawful for any individual or entity to make reference to 911 service, as authorized under title 7, chapter 86, in any advertisement if such reference is false, misleading, or deceptive. As used in this section, "advertisement" means any representation disseminated in any manner or by any means, other than by labeling, for the purpose of inducing the purchase of an item or service.

(b) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor punishable only by a fine. An emergency communications district may seek an order from a court with competent jurisdiction enjoining a violator from such unlawful conduct. The court may award reasonable attorney fees and costs to a prevailing district in such case.

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