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  • NJ A1821
  • Requires 9-1-1 service facilities be equipped with Next Generation 9-1-1 system and provides funding for that purpose; makes texting the 9-1-1 emergency system without purpose of reporting need for 9-1-1 service a fourth degree crime.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(5/19/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires 9-1-1 service facilities, within three years following the bill's enactment, to be equipped with a Next Generation 9-1-1 system approved by the Office of Emergency Telecommunications Services for the processing of requests for emergency services sent via electronic or text message. The bill temporarily increases the 9-1-1 System and Emergency Response Fee by 10 percent, and requires that it only be used to fund the 9-1-1 service facilities with the enhanced Next Generation 9-1-1 systems. The temporary fee increase will be imposed for bills issued for billing periods ending on or after the operative date of the bill and only for a period of 36 calendar months following the operative date. The bill sets forth a funding prioritization for equipping public safety answering points with Next Generation 9-1-1 systems, by requiring funding to be distributed to county, regionalized, or other large centralized public safety answering points before funding other public safety answering points. Currently, the 9-1-1 System and Emergency Response Fee, which is used to fund the 9-1-1 system, is a $0.90 monthly fee imposed on mobile service customers and telephone company customers in this State. This bill increases the monthly fee to $0.99. The bill provides that a person is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree if the person knowingly sends an electronic message to a 9-1-1 emergency telephone system without purpose of reporting the need for 9-1-1 service.
Homeland Security and State Preparedness
Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee  (on 5/19/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
5/19/2016 A Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
5/19/2016 Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Hearing (14:00 5/19/2016 Committee Room 12, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 5/19/2016 Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee: Reported Favorably 5 0 1