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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Funding of 211 services. Provides that if a local government unit's emergency telephone system fund contains sufficient funds to pay all expenses of the unit's enhanced emergency telephone system, the unit's legislative body may appropriate any funds not needed to pay the expenses of the system to support the provision of 211 services (for human services information and referral services) in a 211 service area that includes the unit. Provides that a unit that seeks to appropriate excess emergency telephone system fees for 211 services must coordinate with: (1) the recognized 211 service provider for the 211 service area that includes the unit; and (2) the utility regulatory commission; to direct the funds to the 211 services account for subsequent disbursement, in the form of a grant, to the 211 service provider serving the unit. Amends the statute establishing the 211 services account within the state general fund to: (1) allow for the appropriation of excess emergency telephone system fees to the account by local units; and (2) specify that such appropriations must be disbursed from the account as grants to the 211 service providers serving the units making the appropriations.