AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF UPGRADING BASE STATIONS OF THE VOICE INTEROPERABILITY PLAN FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS (VIPER) NETWORK. SL 2020-14. Enacted June 12, 2020. Effective July 1, 2020.
Summary date: Jun 15 2020 - View summary
Summary date: May 28 2020 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Deletes the act's whereas clauses. Instead, states legislative findings regarding the need of a reliable emergency response network during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eliminates the proposed appropriation of nonrecurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Public Safety(DPS) for the Voice Interoperability Plan for Emergency Responders (VIPER) network for the 2020-21 fiscal year and the corresponding HB 966 repeals if that act becomes law. Replaces the appropriation by instead directing the transfer of $19,800,530 (an amount identical to the previous appropriation) from the Coronavirus Relief Reserve to the Coronavirus Relief Fund (both established in SL 2020-4). Appropriates the transferred funds on a nonrecurring basis to the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) for the 2020-21 fiscal year to be allocated to DPS to be used for tower upgrades to the VIPER network (previously, provided for base station upgrades).
Makes the general provisions set out in SL 2020-4 applicable to the appropriated funds. Directs OSBM to include the funds transferred and appropriated in its report required by Section 1.7 of SL 2020-4.
Maintains the act's effective date of July 1, 2020.
Summary date: May 8 2020 - View summary
Includes whereas clauses. Appropriates $19,800,530 in nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) for the Voice Interoperability Plan for Emergency Responders (VIPER) network for continued base station upgrades. Provides that if House Bill 966 (2019 Appropriations Act) becomes law, then any provision of that act, or the Committee Report described in that act, appropriating or allocating funds to DPS for VIPER network tower hardware upgrades is repealed. Effective July 1, 2020.