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A. As used in this section, “verbal abuse” means the repeated use of words, sounds, or other forms of communication by an individual, including, but not limited to, language, gestures, actions or behaviors, that are calculated to humiliate or intimidate or cause fear, embarrassment, shame, or degradation to the individual’s spouse.

B. Any person who commits verbal abuse upon their spouse is guilty of a crime.

C. Any person convicted of violating this section shall be guilty of a crime punishable by imprisonment in the Tribal Jail for not more than six months, by a fine not to exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such imprisonment and fine. ONCA 22-33, eff. Apr. 25, 2022.