INCREASE PENALTIES FOR MISUSE OF 911 SYSTEM.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 345 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 19, 2013
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE CRIMINAL PENALTY FOR MISUSE OF THE 911 SYSTEM, AND TO PROVIDE FOR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CERTAIN APPOINTMENTS TO THE STATE 911 BOARD.
Intro. by Faircloth.

Status: Ch. SL 2013-286 (House Action) (Jul 18 2013)

SOG comments (2):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the first edition changed the long title. Original long title was A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO INCREASE THE CRIMINAL PENALTY FOR MISUSE OF THE 911 SYSTEM.

 

 

Long title change

The Senate committee substitute to the 3rd edition amends the act's long title. The previous long title was: AN ACT TO INCREASE THE CRIMINAL PENALTY FOR MISUSE OF THE 911 SYSTEM, TO PROVIDE THAT THE POLICE CHIEF APPOINTED TO THE 911 BOARD SHALL BE APPOINTED UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE, TO EXTEND THE DATE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF OPERATING STANDARDS SET BY THE 911 BOARD, AND TO PROVIDE FOR A STUDY OF 911 SERVICE BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

Bill History:

H 345/S.L. 2013-286

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 22 2013 - More information

    AN ACT TO INCREASE THE CRIMINAL PENALTY FOR MISUSE OF THE 911 SYSTEM, AND TO PROVIDE FOR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CERTAIN APPOINTMENTS TO THE STATE 911 BOARD. Enacted July 18, 2013. Section 1 is effective December 1, 2013. The remainder is effective July 18, 2013.l


  • Summary date: Jul 1 2013 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.

    Deletes the amendment to Section 1 of SL 2012-132, which provided that no operating standards set by the 911 Board under Article 3 of GS Chapter 62A were effective until January 1, 2015.

    Deletes the requirement that the Legislative Research Commission study the specified issues related to the 911 Board and Public Safety Answering Points.

    Amends the act's long title.


  • Summary date: May 15 2013 - More information

    House amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition:

    Amends GS 62A-41(a)(2) to require that the sheriff appointed to the 911 Board by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House be recommended by the North Carolina Sheriff's Association.

    Changes the entity responsible for studying specified issues related to the 911 Board, 911 Service, and Public Safety Answering Points from the Joint Legislative Emergency Management Oversight Committee to the Legislative Research Commission.

     


  • Summary date: May 2 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.

    Amends GS 62A-41 to amend the membership of the 911 Board to require that the member appointed by the General Assembly upon the President Pro Tempore's recommendation who is a chief of police be appointed upon the recommendation of the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police.

    Amends SL 2012-132 to provide that no operating standards set by the 911 Board under Article 3 of GS Chapter 62A are effective until January 1, 2015 (was, January 1, 2014).

    Requires the Joint Legislative Emergency Management Oversight Committee to study five specified issues, including development of operating standards for Public Safety Answering Points, and administration of the 911 fund. Requires a report to the General Assembly on or before January 31, 2014.

    All of the above provisions are effective when the act becomes law.


  • Summary date: Mar 19 2013 - More information

    Amends GS 14-111.4 to make it a Class 1 misdemeanor to knowingly misuse the 911 system (was, a Class 3 misdemeanor, with a Class 1 misdemeanor to knowingly access or attempt to access the 911 system to avoid a charge for voice communications service that exceeds $100). Effective for offenses committed on or after December 1, 2013.


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