The National Conference of State Legislatures works in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to bring you up to date, real-time information about 911 legislation that has been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The 911 system was designed to provide a universal, easy-to-remember number for people to reach police, fire or emergency medical assistance from any phone in any location, without having to look up specific phone numbers. Today, people communicate in ways that the designers of the original 911 system could not have envisioned: wireless phones, text and video messages, social media, Internet Protocol (IP)-enabled devices, and more.
You can search legislation for each year from 2012 to 2018 by state, topic, keyword, year, status or primary sponsor. Bill information for the current year is updated each Tuesday. New measures are added as they are introduced or identified by NCSL staff.
Bills may appear twice in carry over states. In these states, please check the last date of action to ensure the status of the bill reflects the appropriate year.