Enacts new GS 143B-1417 to require a PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) with the ability to receive text or SMS messages to use text or SMS messages as a way for a person to request emergency assistance. Effective October 1, 2018.
Appropriates from the General Fund $65,000 in recurring funds to the Department of Information Technology to create a position within the Department to coordinate and assist PSAPs in implementing best practices and educating the community on emergecny communications via text and SMS. Effective July 1, 2018.
Bill Summaries: H1064 (2017-2018 Session)
Bill H 1064 (2017-2018)Summary date: May 31 2018 - View summary