Ohio Bill Would Ban Broadcast Of 911 Calls
April 5, 2010 at 4:23 AM (PT)
A bill in the OHIO Senate would have the state join five others in banning the broadcast on radio, television or the Internet of 911 calls, reports the WILLOUGHBY NEWS-HERALD. MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND and WYOMING presently ban the airing of 911 calls.
The bill, OHIO S.B. 105, introduced by Sen. TOM PATTON (R-24) and co-sponsored by Sen. BILL SEITZ (R-24), would fine violators $10,000. Reading the transcript of a call would not be considered a violation, but the actual tape of a real 911 call would be prohibited from broadcast.