2022 Wyoming Statutes
Title 7 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 3 - Fugitives and Prevention of Crime
Article 7 - Communication Interception
Section 7-3-703 - Prohibition Against Manufacture and Possession of Wire, Oral or Electronic Communication Intercepting Devices; Exceptions; Penalties.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 7-3-703 (2022)

7-3-703. Prohibition against manufacture and possession of wire, oral or electronic communication intercepting devices; exceptions; penalties.

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, no person shall intentionally manufacture, assemble, possess, sell or offer for sale any electronic, mechanical or other device, knowing or having reason to know that the design of the device renders it primarily useful for the purpose of the surreptitious interception of wire, oral or electronic communications.

(b) Nothing in subsection (a) of this section prohibits an officer, agent, employee of or person under contract with or bidding upon contract with a provider of wire or electronic communication services, the United States, a state or a political subdivision thereof, in the normal course of the activities of the United States, a state or a political subdivision thereof, to send through the mail, send or carry in interstate or foreign commerce, or manufacture, assemble, possess or sell any electronic, mechanical or other device, knowing or having reason to know that the design of the device renders it primarily useful for the purpose of the surreptitious interception of wire, oral or electronic communications.

(c) Nothing in subsection (a) of this section shall prohibit the manufacture, possession or use of an electronic or mechanical device to access a communication system that is configured so that the communication is readily accessible to the public.

(d) Any person who violates this section is guilty of a felony punishable as provided in W.S. 7-3-702(f) for felony violations.

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