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HB 446, Local Government 911 Authority; Create

 
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Support Rusi Patel, (678) 686-6210

Last Updated: 3/3/2017
Subject Area: Finance and Money Management | Municipal Powers | Public Safety |
Resources: bill text
The legislation is the product of a number of meetings led by ACCG, but including the telecoms, 911 Public Safety Access Centers, GMA, and various local government attorneys. The statewide 911 Authority would receive all 911 fees collected in the state and distribute them back out to each Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) based upon the enhanced zip code of the telecommunications device being charged. Each line would be charged the $1.50 charge, which would include an increase in the charge on prepaid lines from $1.00 to $1.50. The Authority would have the ability to audit service suppliers and impose penalties on service suppliers that fail to comply with the law. While the Authority would retain 3% of the 9-1-1 charges for their costs, the current $.30 cost recovery charge out of the $1.50 charge that service suppliers are able to retain would no longer be able to be taken from the $1.50 by service suppliers and such funds would not go directly back to the Authority, and thus to the PSAPs.
 
BILL STATUS

3/30/2017 - Withdrawn and Recommitted in House

AUTHOR

Rep. Alan Powell
District 29
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