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TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 3. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT [11000 - 15986]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

PART 6.5. CALIFORNIA STATE COMMUNICATIONS LAW [15250 - 15283]

  ( Part 6.5 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 170. )

CHAPTER 1. General [15250 - 15254]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 170. )

15250.
  

This part may be cited as the California State Communications Law.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 170.)

15251.
  

Unless the context requires otherwise, as used in this part, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(a) “Division” means the Public Safety Communications Division established by this part.

(b) “Office” means the Office of Emergency Services.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 28, Sec. 17. (SB 71) Effective June 27, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 93 of Ch. 28.)

15252.
  

The purpose of this part is to improve and coordinate the use of public safety radio and other public safety communications facilities owned and operated by the state, and to coordinate and cooperate with cities, counties, and other political subdivisions thereof, in order to eliminate duplications and interferences, to bring about economies that could not otherwise be obtained.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 533, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 2007.)

15253.
  

This part shall apply only to those communications facilities which are owned and operated by public agencies in connection with official business of law enforcement services, fire services, natural resources services, agricultural services, and highway maintenance and control of the state or of cities, counties, and other political subdivisions in this state. This part shall not be construed as conferring upon the office control of programs or broadcasts intended for the general public.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 28, Sec. 18. (SB 71) Effective June 27, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 93 of Ch. 28.)

15254.
  

Radio and other communications facilities owned or operated by the state and subject to the jurisdiction of the office shall not be used for political, sectarian, or propaganda purposes. The facilities shall not be used for the purpose of broadcasts intended for the general public, except for fire, flood, frost, storm, catastrophe, and other warnings and information for the protection of the public safety as the office may prescribe.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 28, Sec. 19. (SB 71) Effective June 27, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 93 of Ch. 28.)

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