DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Emergency telephone system fee. Provides that a county and a second class city in the county may enter into: (1) an interlocal cooperation agreement; or (2) a joint agreement; for the operation of an enhanced emergency telephone system in the county. Provides that an agreement may provide that a public safety answering point (PSAP) operated by the second class city will serve one or more areas within the county but outside the second class city. Provides that an existing agreement between a county and a second class city is valid and enforceable until it is: (1) terminated by the parties; or (2) modified by or replaced with an agreement authorized by this bill. Allows a second class city that operates a PSAP that serves areas outside the city to impose a countywide fee to fully fund the operation of the PSAP in the county. Provides that a countywide fee imposed by a second class city: (1) may not exceed 10% of the average monthly telephone access line charge in the county; and (2) may be imposed in addition to, or in place of, a countywide fee imposed by the county. Provides that a countywide fee imposed by a second class city may be imposed on telephone exchange access facilities that are: (1) located outside the county in which the city is located; and (2) served by the city's PSAP. Allows a second class city to adopt an ordinance to impose a countywide fee at any time before or after the effective date of this bill. Sets forth the effective dates of ordinances adopted before, on, and after the effective date of this bill.