2010 Enacted Next-Generation 9-1-1 Legislation
As of December, 2010
Authorizes the Emergency Telephone System Board to participate in a regional pilot project to implement Next Generation 9-1-1.
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.
Appropriates money to be spent replacing the current 9-1-1 system with the Next Generation 9-1-1 network.
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.
For additional information, please contact, NCSL, JoAnne Bourquard, (303) 364-7700, ext. 1355.