Nebraska Scanner Law

Original source: Nebraska Statutes online - 2008
Title 28 - Crimes and Punishments

Interfering with the police radio system; police radio set, defined; penalty;
exceptions;  equipment  used   in   violation   of   sections;   disposition.

(1) Police radio set shall mean any radio set or apparatus capable of  either
receiving or transmitting radio frequency signals within  the  wavelength  or
channel now or which may hereafter be allocated by the Federal Communications
Commission for the Police Radio Service.

(2) A person commits the offense of interfering with the police radio  system
if he has in his possession or in any motor vehicle or equips or installs  in
or on any motor vehicle, any police radio set which:

    (a)  In  any  way  intentionally  interferes  with  the  transmission  or
    reception of radio messages by any law enforcement agency and hinders any
    such agency in fulfillment of its duties; or

    (b) Intercepts such radio signals to evade or assist  others  in  evading
    arrest; or

    (c)  Results in the use of such communication for  monetary  or  personal

(3) The provisions of Subsection (2) of this  Section  shall  not  apply  to:

    (a)  Peace  officers  and  members of  a  law  enforcement  agency  which
    regularly maintains a police radio system authorized and licensed by  the
    Federal Communications Commission;

    (b) Any person who has permission in writing  from  the  head  of  a  law
    enforcement agency to possess and use any radio set or apparatus  capable
    of receiving  messages  or  signals  within  the  wavelength  or  channel
    assigned to the agency granting the permission; or

    (c)  Legal newspapers as defined in Section 25-523, or radio,  television
    or cable antenna television stations licensed pursuant to law, monitoring
    messages of signals for news  purposes  only  without  rebroadcasting  or
    republishing verbatim.

(4) Interfering with the police radio system is a Class I misdemeanor.

(5)  It shall be the duty of any and all peace officers to seize and hold for
evidence any and all  equipment  possessed  or  used  in  violation  of  this
Section,  and  upon  conviction  of  the  person  possessing  or  using  such
equipment, the court shall order such equipment destroyed or forfeited to the
State of Nebraska.

Laws 1977, LB 38, § 296.

Retranscribed by: Todd L. Sherman/KB4MHH
Last verified: January 1, 2012.

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