HB 462/LM (BR 1589) - J. Glenn, T. Riner
AN ACT relating to 911 emergency services and making an appropriation therefor.
Amend and create various sections of KRS Chapter 65 to add definitions; create the Kentucky 911 Emergency Communications Authority; establish a board of directors to manage the authority; establish an executive director of 911 emergency communications and expand duties to include next generation 911 and reflect other technical changes; give the authority the ability to issue bonds; establish the Kentucky 911 fund; change the duties of the board to reflect needs of next generation 911 system; include new items to be implemented by administrative regulation by the board; require the board to gather information to recommend an equitable 911 funding procedure on or before July 1, 2011; establish a 911 service charge; amend the distribution formula for the 911 fund to allow the servicing of debt from bonds issued by the authority; make technical changes required by the transition to a next generation 911 system; include regulations that local governments must follow with regard to use of 911 funds collected under KRS 65.760; amend KRS 39G.040 to conform.
HB 462 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/LM - Retain original provisions, except remove all bonding authority of the board; amend definitions including limiting the definition of "service charge"; add a member to the 911 board from the Area Development Districts; revert to current language regarding the 911 service charge amount and prepaid wireless fee structure; provide that the 911 board can decrease or increase the 911 service charge and report that change to the General Assembly; require the 911 board to consider necessary technology to assist members of the deaf and hard of hearing; exempt service connection providers who are assessed by local governments from 911 board reporting requirements.
HFA (1, J. Hoover) - Amend KRS 65.7629 to revert to original language that allows the 911 board to decrease but not increase the rate of the 911 service charge.
HFA (2, J. Glenn) - Amend Section 3 to add an elected county official to the board of directors of the Kentucky Emergency Communications Authority; amend Section 8 to change the language regarding how the board will gather and report data on 911 funding; amend Section 9 to change from earned prepaid wireless telephone revenue received to gross prepaid wireless telephone revenue received when calculating the amount of the 911 service charge for CMRS providers who offer services on a prepaid basis; amend Section 12 to correct a typographical error.
HFA (3, J. Glenn) - Amend Section 6 to clarify language that would exempt service connections already assessed a 911 fee by local governments from paying the 911 service charge.
HFA (4, J. Hoover) - Add an elected county official to the board of directors of the Kentucky Emergency Communications Authority; amend to clarify language that would exempt service connections already assessed a 911 fee by local governments from paying the 911 service charge; revert to original language that allows the board to decrease but not increase the rate of the 911 service charge; provide that the board will gather and report data on 911 funding to the General Assembly; clarify that the prepaid wireless telephone revenue received is gross revenue rather than earned revenue; technical correction.
Feb 19-introduced in House
Feb 22-to Military Affairs & Public Safety (H)
Mar 10-posted in committee
Mar 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 18-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 19, 2010; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 22-floor amendments (2) (3) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 23-3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) and (2) ; received in Senate
Mar 24-to Judiciary (S)