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21-986.


21-986.
   
   A. Installing communication facilities for gamblers is:
   
   1. Installing communications facilities in a place which the person
   who installs the facilities knows is a gambling place;
   
   2. Installing communications facilities knowing that they will be used
   principally for the purpose of transmitting information to be used in
   making or settling bets; or
   
   3. Knowing that communications facilities are being used principally
   for the purpose of transmitting information to be used in making or
   settling bets, allowing their continued use.
   
   B. Any person not an employee of a communications public utility
   authorized to transact business in this state by the Oklahoma
   Corporation Commission acting within the scope of his employment,
   violating subsection A above, who knows or has reason to know said
   communications facilities will be used in making or settling
   commercial gambling transactions and installs said facilities with the
   intent to facilitate said commercial gambling transactions and is
   found guilty thereof shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished
   by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years or a fine of not more
   than Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00), or by both such fine
   and imprisonment.
   
   C. When any communications public utility providing telephone
   communications service is notified in writing by an order of a court
   of competent jurisdiction, acting within its jurisdiction, that any
   facility furnished by it is being used principally for the purpose of
   transmitting or receiving gambling information, it shall discontinue
   or refuse the leasing, furnishing or maintaining of such facility,
   after reasonable notice to the subscriber, but no damages, penalty or
   forfeiture, civil or criminal, shall be found against any such public
   utility for any act done in compliance with any such court order.
   Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prejudice the right of any
   person affected thereby to secure an appropriate determination, as
   otherwise provided by law, in a court of competent jurisdiction, that
   such facility should not be discontinued or removed, or should be
   restored.
   

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