2010 9-1-1 and E 9-1-1 State Legislation (Enacted)

As of December, 2010


California
SB 1375
Status: ENACTED
Requires local telephone corporations to provide every subscriber of residential basic exchange service with access to 9-1-1 emergency service for a specified period. Requires corporations to inform residential subscribers who have received notice of suspension or disconnection of service for nonpayment to include options to avoid suspension or disconnection of service and the availability of 9-1-1 emergency service.

Colorado
SB 120
Status: ENACTED
Imposes a charge on the retail sale of prepaid wireless telephone service used by local 9-1-1 authority boards to fund E9-1-1 services.

Florida
SB 742
Status: ENACTED
Authorizes certification fees and recertification fees collected by the Department of Health to be used as expenditures for E9-1-1 services.

Illinois
HB 4990
Status: ENACTED
Authorizes the Emergency Telephone System Board to participate in a regional pilot project to implement Next Generation 9-1-1.

Maine
HP 1315
Status: ENACTED
Establishes a legislative finding that the recommendations in the Kimball Report, which addressed “Next Generation 9-1-1,” are reasonable and that a plan for implementing those recommendations should be developed.

Minnesota
SF 802
Status: ENACTED
Appropriates money to be spent replacing the current 9-1-1 system with the Next Generation 9-1-1 network.

Mississippi
SB 2938
Status: ENACTED
Relates to emergency 9-1-1 telecommunications services and service charges; authorizes the collection of a Voice Over Internet Protocol fee; revises the membership of the Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board; includes VOIP service suppliers in a provision that provides liability limitations to other emergency service suppliers; provides for the collection and remittance of prepaid wireless E9-1-1 charges; and requires certain emergency telecommunicators to complete continuing education courses.

New Hampshire
SB 428
Status: ENACTED
Establishes a committee to review dispatch times within the enhanced 9-1-1 system for when a time call is placed to the arrival of assistance on the scene and for all call transfers.

New Jersey
SB 2315
Status: ENACTED
Establishes the State Public Safety Interoperable Communications Coordinating Council. Also establishes the Office of Emergency Telecommunications Services. This office is to prepare a plan that includes the establishment of public safety answering points (PSAPs) which utilize enhanced 9-1-1 network features in accordance with the provisions of the act and in alignment with the next generation 9-1-1 planning by the National 9-1-1 Office within the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Oklahoma
HB 2556
Status: ENACTED
Relates to county implementation of nine one one emergency wireless telephone fees, establishes a fee for prepaid wireless telecommunications services and modifies the procedure for remittance and collection of fees.

Pennsylvania
HB 2321
Status: ENACTED
Consolidates the Public Safety Emergency Telephone Act. Provides for the E9-1-1 Emergency Services Fund. Provides for a legislative study.  Provides for collection and disbursement of a VOIP 9-1-1 fee.

Rhode Island
HB 7397
Status: ENACTED
Relates to prepaid wireless E9-1-1 surcharges.

South Carolina
HB 4551
Status: ENACTED
Relates to the 9-1-1 system; requires the system to have routing and capabilities to receive and process Commercial Mobile Radio Service and Voice over Internet Protocol Service capable of making 9-1-1 calls; modifies provisions concerning 9-1-1 charges; provides for prepaid wireless telecommunications service 9-1-1 charges; renames the CMRS Emergency Telephone Service Advisory Committee; and imposes a VoIP 9-1-1 charge on each local exchange access facility.

Virginia
SB 441
Status: ENACTED
Relates to prepaid wireless E9-1-1 charges; establishes the rate and procedures for the collection and remittance of prepaid wireless E9-1-1 charges by sellers of prepaid wireless service in the Commonwealth; requires a dealer to remit prepaid wireless E9-1-1 charges to the Department of Taxation, and liability for the charge is placed on the end user; includes an exemption for smaller dealers; and provides that dealers will be allowed to retain a discount percentage of collected prepaid wireless E9-1-1 charges.

HB 754
Status: ENACTED
Establishes rates and procedures for the collection and remittance of prepaid wireless E9-1-1 charges by sellers of prepaid wireless service in the Commonwealth; establishes a charge per retail purchase of prepaid wireless services that allow access to the 9-1-1 system, with this charge also adjusted proportionately with any change to the wireless E9-1-1 surcharge on postpaid wireless services; and includes an exemption for small dealers.

Washington
HB 1694
Status: ENACTED
A state appropriation is provided to the enhanced 9-1-1 account.

HB 1244
Status: ENACTED
A state appropriation is provided to the enhanced 9-1-1 account.

SB 6846
Status: ENACTED
Concerns enhanced 9-1-1 emergency communications services; imposes a state enhanced 9-1-1 excise tax on all interconnected voice over Internet protocol service lines in the state; increases the state and county enhanced 9-1-1 excise tax; revises the duties of the State Enhanced 911 Coordination Office; removes the expiration of the Enhanced 911 Advisory Committee; and creates the county enhanced 9-1-1 excise tax account.

For additional information, please contact, NCSL, JoAnne Bourquard, (303) 364-7700.