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SB119

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SB 119/LM (BR 1107) - T. Buford

     AN ACT relating to 911 emergency communications funding.
    Create a new section of KRS 65.7621 to 65.7643 to require the Office of Homeland Security gather information on 911 emergency communications funding and report to the Legislative Research Commission by August 1 of each year; create a non-codified section to direct the Legislative Research Commission to create a task force to conduct a study of the funding of 911 emergency services in the Commonwealth; permit the task force to consult with the State Auditor's Office, the Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board, and any provider of emergency 911 services in the Commonwealth; provide that the task force may recommend to the General Assembly a uniform rate, set at a level no higher than the 911 surcharge rate in effect on 12/31/2010, to be collected and remitted by all end-users of voice communications services with access to 911 emergency in the Commonwealth; set forth what the recommendation shall be based upon; provide that the recommendations shall include methods and operational changes to improve cost and operating efficiencies, and any cost-saving measures that may be utilized by the PSAPs, which will not jeopardize public safety, including the feasibility and effectiveness of consolidating PSAPs; require the task force to report its findings and recommendations for funding emergency 911 services by December 1, 2011, or by an alternative date designated by the LRC.

SB 119 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS/LM - Create a new section of KRS 65.7621 to 65.7643 to direct the Office of Homeland Security to report information necessary regarding 911 emergency communications funding by August 1, 2011; require local and state agencies and private citizens to provide necessary information to the Office of Homeland Security; permit the Office of Homeland Security to hire a consultant; direct local and state agencies having jurisdiction over one or more Public Service Answering Points (PSAPs) to provide certain information for each PSAP for fiscal years 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011; direct that local government or state agency that fails to provide the information shall not be legible to receive distributions of state funds from the Office of Homeland Security or the CMRS Board; direct the Office of Homeland Security shall promulgate administrative regulations under KRS Chapter 13A to establish annual reporting requirements; require the Office of Homeland Security to provide the Legislative Research Commission with access to all financial date information and report by August 1 of each year; direct a study by the staff of the Legislative Research Commission of funding for 911 emergency communications within the Commonwealth, require policy options to be described in a report to the Legislative Research Commission by December 1, 2011.
     HCS/LM - Retain original provisions, except replace all occurrences of "Office of Homeland Security" with "CMRS Board" or "board" so that the CMRS Board is the entity charged with gathering and reporting information on 911 emergency communications funding under the section instead of the Office of Homeland Security; require the CMRS Board to also evaluate CMRS service charge collections; require wireless or wireline providers of technology capable of transmitting voice traffic for emergency 911 requests to furnish necessary information to the CMRS Board; change reference from a "service connection provider" to a "wireless or wireline provider of technology capable of transmitting voice traffic for an emergency 911 request" as the entity required to report the amount of reimbursements it received in previous fiscal years; make eligibility for disbursements from the CMRS Board dependent on wireless or wireline providers of technology capable of transmitting voice traffic for emergency 911 requests furnishing the information required under the section; require the CMRS Board instead of the Office of Homeland Security to promulgate administrative regulations to establish annual reporting requirements; specify that proprietary information provided by wireless or wireline providers of technology capable of transmitting voice traffic for emergency 911 requests to the CMRS Board under the section shall be subject to the same confidentiality afforded to proprietary information under KRS 65.7639; require the data collected under this section to be reported to the Interim Joint Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection by August 1 of each year; make technical corrections.

     Feb 8-introduced in Senate
     Feb 10-to Natural Resources and Energy (S)
     Feb 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 17-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 18-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 18, 2011; 3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 22-received in House
     Feb 23-to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Safety (H)
     Feb 28-posting waived
     Mar 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 7-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 8-taken from Rules (H); posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 8, 2011; 3rd reading, passed 94-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in Senate; to Rules (S); posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute ; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute ; passed 32-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 17-signed by Governor

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