Under existing law, a single statewide wireless E-911 charge is paid into a fund administered by the Commercial Radio Service Board and distributed, in part, to local emergency communication districts. Wireline 911 charges are set and collected by each communications district for operation of the district and vary by district
This bill would create a statewide E-911 Board to replace the existing Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board. This bill would provide that the board would establish and collect a single statewide emergency telephone service charge to be paid into an E-911 Fund replacing all other existing wireline and wireless E-911 charges. This bill would provide new procedures for the collection of the emergency service charge from prepaid wireless consumers at the point of sale
This bill would provide for distribution to local communications districts and commercial mobile radio service providers
This bill would provide guidelines for commercial mobile radio service providers to receive reimbursement for the costs associated with implementing Phase II enhanced E-911 compliance and for other expenses related to providing E-911 service
This bill would create a Permanent Oversight Commission on 911 and would provide for the duties of the commission
Relating to E-911 services, to amend Sections 11-98-1, 11-98-2, 11-98-4, 11-98-5, 11-98-6, 11-98-7, and 11-98-9, Code of Alabama 1975; to add Sections 11-98-4.1, 11-98-5.2, 11-98-5.3, 11-98-13, 11-98-13.1, and 11-98-14 to the Code of Alabama 1975, to create a single, statewide emergency service charge applicable to all voice services provided within the state; to create a statewide 911 Board, which shall replace and supersede the existing Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) Board and which would be responsible for establishing and collecting an emergency telephone service charge; to distribute the funds collected from the service charge to communications districts and CMRS providers; to establish a Permanent Oversight Commission and to provide for the membership and duties of the commission; and to repeal Sections 11-98-5.1, 11-98-7.1, and 11-98-8, Code of Alabama 1975.
|February 7, 2012||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Boards, Agencies and Commissions|
|Bill Text||HB7 Alabama 2012 Session - Introduced|