911 BOARD/BACK-UP PSAP.

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Senate Bill 797 (Public) Filed Monday, May 19, 2014
AN ACT TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF THE 911 BOARD RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, AND TO CLARIFY THE COLLECTION AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE FOR THE 911 FEE ON PREPAID WIRELESS.
Intro. by Brock.

Status: Ch. SL 2014-66 (Senate Action) (Jul 9 2014)

SOG comments (2):

Identical bill

Bill as filed is identical to HB1148

Long title change

Committee substitute to the 1st edition changed the long title. Original long title was A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AMENDING THE DUTIES OF THE 911 BOARD RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

Bill History:

S 797/S.L. 2014-66

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 10 2014 - More information

    AN ACT TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF THE 911 BOARD RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, AND TO CLARIFY THE COLLECTION AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE FOR THE 911 FEE ON PREPAID WIRELESS. Enacted July 9, 2014. Sections 2.1 through 2.4 are effective July 1, 2014. The remainder is effective July 9, 2014.

     

  • Summary date: Jun 17 2014 - More information

    Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Adds a new subdivision to GS 62A-40 (Emergency Telephone Service, Article 3, GS Chapter 62A) to define Back-up Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP). Provides that a back-up PSAP has the capability to operate as part of the 911 System (was, a facility equipped to operate as part of the 911 system). Removes the changes from the 2nd edition to GS 62A-42(a).

    Amends GS 62A-46(e)(4a) to direct that a PSAP's required plan for taking 911 calls whenever 911 calls cannot be received and processed in the Primary PSAP must identify the alternative capability of taking the redirected 911 calls. Provides that the subdivision does not require a PSAP to build an alternative facility to serve as a back-up PSAP.

    Clarifies that Sections 1.1 through 1.4 of this act are effective when this act becomes law.


  • Summary date: Jun 10 2014 - More information

    The Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.

    Amends GS 62A-46 to allow the 911 Board to reduce, suspend, or terminate monthly distributions if a PSAP does not comply with the Article's requirements. Also adds to the requirements that must be met by a PSAP in order to receive a distribution that the PSAP have a plan and means for 911 call taking in the event 911 calls cannot be received and processed in the primary PSAP.

    Makes all of the changes in Section 1, amending GS 62A-42 and GS 62A-46, effective when the act becomes law, and applicable to distributions made on or after July 1, 2016.

    Amends GS 62A-54 to make the collection of tax debts provisions applicable to the collection of the 911 service charge for prepaid wireless telecommunications service. Repeals Section 8 of SL 2011-122, as amended, which concerned the amount of the 911 service charge that the Department of Revenue (Department) may retain for collection costs. Allows the Department to retain $640,000 of the 911 fee service charges for prepaid wireless telecommunications service remitted to the Department in the 2014-15 fiscal year. These changes are effective July 1, 2014.

    Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.


  • Summary date: May 19 2014 - More information

    Amends several sections of GS Chapter 62A, Article 3, concerning emergency telephone service and back-up public safety answering points (PSAPs). Amends GS 62A-42 to define back-up PSAP as a facility prepared to operate as part of a 911 system and all other features of its associated primary PSAP.  Amends the powers and duties of the 911 Board to include ensuring that individual PSAP plans incorporate a back up-PSAP as well as establishing operating standards for back-up PSAPs.  Amends GS 62A-46 to provide that PSAPs that receive an allocation from the 911 Fund for PSAPs must have plans and means to serve as a back-up PSAP and must maintain a plan and means for 911 call taking in the event 911 calls cannot be received or processed in the primary PSAP.  Provides that the 911 Board can reduce, suspend, or terminate distributions from the 911 Fund if a PSAP does not comply with these new requirements as well as those previously established.  Makes technical and conforming changes.

     


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