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.
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AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS RECEIVE 911 EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS VIA TEXT OR SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE IF CAPABLE AND TO CREATE A POSITION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO ASSIST PUBLIC SERVICE ANSWERING POINTS IN IMPLEMENTING BEST PRACTICES AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION RELATED TO 911 EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS VIA TEXT OR SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE.Intro. by John, Quick, B. Richardson, W. Richardson.
Status: Ref To Com On Appropriations (House Action) (Jun 1 2018)
Bill H 1064 (2017-2018)Summary date: May 31 2018 - View Summary