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House Bill 1204


House Bill 1204

ARCHIVE (2008)

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DIGEST OF HB 1204 (Updated March 14, 2008 3:36 pm - DI 101)


Public safety. Establishes the emergency alert system advisory committee to: (1) develop, update, and monitor the effectiveness of the state emergency alert system plan; (2) make recommendations concerning the acquisition of appropriate technology and equipment to make the emergency notification system effective on a timely basis in all parts of Indiana; and (3) through the state police department, purchase appropriate technology and equipment to equip local primary relaying stations with monitoring equipment. Provides that the wireline enhanced emergency telephone system fee applies to interconnected voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service. Requires the state board of accounts to audit, not later than November 1, 2008, the expenditures of wireline and wireless enhanced 911 fees made by local units and public safety answering points (PSAPs) during the 2005, 2006, and 2007 calendar years. Beginning with the 2008 calendar year, requires the state board of accounts to annually audit the expenditures of wireline and wireless enhanced 911 fees made during the immediately preceding calendar year by local units and PSAPs. Provides that after December 31, 2014, a county may not contain more than two PSAPs. Provides that a county may have more than two PSAPs if any additional PSAPs are operated by a state educational institution or by an airport authority established for a county having a consolidated city. Provides that if, on March 15, 2008, a county does not contain more than one PSAP, an additional PSAP may not be established or operated in the county on or after that date unless the additional PSAP is established and operated by: (1) a state educational institution; (2) an airport authority established for a county having a consolidated city; or (3) the municipality having the largest population in the county or an agency of that municipality. Requires each PSAP operator in a county containing more than the authorized number of PSAPs to enter, not later than January 1, 2015, into an interlocal agreement with every other PSAP operator in the county to ensure that the county does not contain more than the authorized number of PSAPs after December 31, 2014. Provides that a unit may not adopt an ordinance to increase a wireline enhanced emergency telephone system fee during the period beginning March 15, 2008, and ending at such time that the applicable county has complied with the requirement limiting the number of PSAPs in each county. Requires the regulatory flexibility committee (committee) to study the appropriate mechanisms for funding both wireline and wireless enhanced emergency telephone systems in Indiana. Requires the wireless enhanced 911 advisory board to submit the three most recent audits of the wireless emergency telephone system fund to the committee not later than September 1, 2008. Requires the committee to submit a report on any recommendations to the legislative council not later than December 1, 2008.
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