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LOCKING DEVICES Revised

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A. The purpose of this section is to prevent deaths due to suffocation of children locked in abandoned or discarded iceboxes, refrigerators, deep-freeze lockers, clothes washers, clothes dryers, or similar airtight units from which the doors have not been removed.

B. Any person who knowingly abandons or discards or permits to be abandoned or discarded on premises under his or her control any icebox, refrigerator, deep-freeze locker, clothes washer, clothes dryer, or similar airtight unit having an interior storage capacity of one and one-half cubic feet or more from which the door has not been removed commits the criminal offense of improper disposal of locking device.

C. Any person convicted of committing the criminal offense of improper disposal of locking device shall be guilty of a crime punishable by imprisonment in the Tribal Jail for a term not to exceed one year, or by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or both; provided, however, that in the event death of a minor child or permanent physical or mental injury to a minor child results from willful and wanton misconduct amounting to culpable negligence on the part of the person committing such violation, then such person shall be punished by imprisonment in the Tribal Jail for a term not to exceed three years or by a fine not to exceed Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), or both. ONCA 22-33, eff. Apr. 25, 2022.