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First Substitute H.B. 173

This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 3:41 PM by jeyring. -->

Representative Brad L. Dee proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
911 AMENDMENTS

             2     
2010 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Brad L. Dee

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Jon J. Greiner

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies code provisions regarding 911 emergency communications and uses
             10      of funding, and creates a 911 coordination committee.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    provides a definition of a public safety answering point; and
             14          .    provides additional uses for the 911 surcharge funds; and
             15          .    creates a 911 Coordination Committee that is to evaluate public safety answering
             16      point plans in Salt Lake County and report to the Legislature; and
             17          .    provides that the committee will exist through December 2011.
             18      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          53-10-602, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 64
             25          53-10-603, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 241


             26          69-2-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 320
             27          69-2-5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 203
             28      ENACTS:
             29          53-10-607, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             30     
             31      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             32          Section 1. Section 53-10-602 is amended to read:
             33           53-10-602. Committee's duties and powers.
             34          (1) The committee shall:
             35          (a) review and make recommendations to the division, the Bureau of Communications,
             36      public safety answering points, and the Legislature on:
             37          (i) technical, administrative, fiscal, and operational issues for the implementation of a
             38      unified statewide wireless and land-based E-911 emergency system;
             39          (ii) specific technology and standards for the implementation of a unified statewide
             40      wireless and land-based E-911 emergency system;
             41          (iii) emerging technological upgrades;
             42          (iv) expenditures by local public service answering points to assure implementation of
             43      a unified statewide wireless and land-based E-911 emergency system and standards of
             44      operation; and
             45          (v) mapping systems and technology necessary to implement the unified statewide
             46      wireless and land-based E-911 emergency system;
             47          (b) administer the fund as provided in this part;
             48          (c) assist as many local entities as possible, at their request, to implement the
             49      recommendations of the committee; and
             50          (d) fulfill all other duties imposed on the committee by the Legislature by this part.
             51          (2) The committee may sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of equipment or personal
             52      property belonging to the committee, the proceeds from which shall return to the fund.
             53          (3) (a) The committee shall review information regarding:
             54          (i) in aggregate, the number of telecommunication service subscribers by
             55      telecommunication service type in a political subdivision;
             56          (ii) 911 call delivery network costs;


             57          (iii) public safety answering point costs; and
             58          (iv) system engineering information.
             59          (b) In accordance with Subsection (3)(a) the committee may request:
             60          (i) information as described in Subsection (3)(a)(i) from the Utah State Tax
             61      Commission; and
             62          (ii) information from public safety answering points connected to the 911 call delivery
             63      system.
             64          (c) The information requested by and provided to the committee under Subsection (3)
             65      is a protected record in accordance with Section 63G-2-305 .
             66          (4) The committee shall issue the reimbursement allowed under Subsection
             67      53-10-605 (1)(b) provided that:
             68          (a) the reimbursement is based on aggregated cost studies submitted to the committee
             69      by the wireless carriers seeking reimbursement; and
             70          (b) the reimbursement to any one carrier does not exceed 125% of the wireless carrier's
             71      contribution to the fund.
             72          (5) The committee shall adopt rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             73      Administrative Rulemaking Act, to administer the fund created in Section 53-10-603 including
             74      rules that establish the criteria, standards, technology, and equipment that a local entity or state
             75      agency must adopt in order to qualify for grants from the fund.
             76          (6) The committee may employ an outside consultant to study and advise on the issue
             77      of public safety answering points.
             78          [(6)] (7) This section does not expand the authority of the Utah State Tax Commission
             79      to request additional information from a telecommunication service provider.
             80          Section 2. Section 53-10-603 is amended to read:
             81           53-10-603. Statewide Unified E-911 Emergency Service Fund -- Fund uses.
             82          (1) There is created a restricted account in the General Fund entitled the "Statewide
             83      Unified E-911 Emergency Service Fund," or "fund" consisting of:
             84          (a) proceeds from the fee imposed in Section 69-2-5.6 ;
             85          (b) money appropriated or otherwise made available by the Legislature; and
             86          (c) contributions of money, property, or equipment from federal agencies, political
             87      subdivisions of the state, persons, or corporations.


             88          (2) The monies in this fund shall be used exclusively for the following statewide public
             89      purposes:
             90          (a) enhancing public safety as provided in this chapter;
             91          (b) providing a statewide, unified, wireless E-911 service available to public [service]
             92      safety answering points; [and]
             93          (c) providing reimbursement to providers for certain costs associated with Phase II
             94      wireless E-911 service[.]; and
             95          (d) paying for an outside consultant hired by the Utah 911 Committee to study and
             96      advise the committee regarding public safety answering points.
             97          Section 3. Section 53-10-607 is enacted to read:
             98          53-10-607. 911 Coordination Committee -- Membership -- Function --
             99      Termination.
             100          (1) (a) There is created within the division the 911 Coordination Committee.
             101          (b) As used in this section, "committee" means the 911 Coordination Committee.
             102          (2) (a) The members of the committee are:
             103          (i) a member of the Salt Lake City Council, appointed by the council;
             104          (ii) the chair of the Utah 911 Committee created under Section 53-10-601 ;
             105          (iii) the chair of the board of trustees of the Valley Emergency Communication Center;
             106          (iv) a member of the Salt Lake County H. [ Commission ] Council .H , appointed by the
             106a      H. [ commission ] council .H ;
             107          (v) a member of the board of directors of the Unified Police Department or the county
             108      sheriff who serves as the chief executive officer of the department, as designated by the board
             109      of the department; and
             110          (vi) the president of the Salt Lake County Council of Governments.
             111          (b) Each vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as an appointment under
             112      Subsection (2)(a).
             113          (c) No member may receive compensation or benefits for the member's service on the
             114      committee.
             115          (3) The committee shall meet monthly and also at the call of the committee chair.
             116          (4) (a) The committee members shall elect a chair from their number and establish
             117      rules for the organization and operation of the committee.
             118          (b) The committee shall elect a new chair one calendar year after the committee's first


             119      meeting.
             120          (c) Staff services for the committee shall be provided by the Utah 911 Committee.
             121          (5) The committee shall evaluate the current plan regarding public safety answering
             122      points in Salt Lake County and make recommendations for public safety answering point
             123      operational efficiencies for public agencies within Salt Lake County.
             124          (6) The committee shall report its recommendations under Subsection (5), including a
             125      written report, to the November 2010 meeting of the legislative Government Operations and
             126      Political Subdivisions Interim Committee.
             127          (7) The committee shall function through December 31, 2011.
             128          Section 4. Section 69-2-2 is amended to read:
             129           69-2-2. Definitions.
             130          As used in this chapter:
             131          (1) "911 emergency telephone service" means a communication system which provides
             132      citizens with rapid direct access to public emergency operation centers by dialing the telephone
             133      number "911" with the objective of reducing the response time to situations requiring law
             134      enforcement, fire, medical, rescue, and other emergency services.
             135          (2) "Local exchange service" means the provision of public telecommunications
             136      services by a wireline common carrier to customers within a geographic area encompassing one
             137      or more local communities as described in the carrier's service territory maps, tariffs, price
             138      lists, or rate schedules filed with and approved by the Public Service Commission.
             139          (3) "Local exchange service switched access line" means the transmission facility and
             140      local switching equipment used by a wireline common carrier to connect a customer location to
             141      a carrier's local exchange switching network for providing two-way interactive voice, or voice
             142      capable, services.
             143          (4) "Mobile telecommunications service" is as defined in Section 54-8b-2 .
             144          (5) "Public agency" means any county, city, town, special service district, or public
             145      authority located within the state which provides or has authority to provide fire fighting, law
             146      enforcement, ambulance, medical, or other emergency services.
             147          (6) "Public safety agency" means a functional division of a public agency which
             148      provides fire fighting, law enforcement, medical, or other emergency services.
             149          (7) "Public safety answering point" means a facility that:


             150          (a) is equipped and staffed under the authority of a political subdivision; and
             151          (b) receives 911 calls, other calls for emergency services, and asynchronous event
             152      notifications for a defined geographic area.
             153          [(7)] (8) "Radio communications access line" means the radio equipment and assigned
             154      customer identification number used to connect a mobile or fixed radio customer in Utah to a
             155      radio communication service provider's network for two-way interactive voice, or voice
             156      capable, services.
             157          [(8)] (9) "Radio communications service" means a public telecommunications service
             158      providing the capability of two-way interactive telecommunications between mobile and fixed
             159      radio customers, and between mobile or fixed radio customers and the local exchange service
             160      network customers of a wireline common carrier. Radio communications service providers
             161      include corporations, persons or entities offering cellular telephone service, enhanced
             162      specialized mobile radio service, rural radio service, radio common carrier services, personal
             163      communications services, and any equivalent wireless public telecommunications service, as
             164      defined in 47 CFR, parts 20, 21, 22, 24, and 90.
             165          [(9)] (10) "Wireline common carrier" means a public telecommunications service
             166      provider that primarily uses metallic or nonmetallic cables and wires for connecting customers
             167      to its local exchange service networks.
             168          Section 5. Section 69-2-5 is amended to read:
             169           69-2-5. Funding for 911 emergency telecommunications service.
             170          (1) In providing funding of 911 emergency telecommunications service, any public
             171      agency establishing a 911 emergency telecommunications service may:
             172          (a) seek assistance from the federal or state government, to the extent constitutionally
             173      permissible, in the form of loans, advances, grants, subsidies, and otherwise, directly or
             174      indirectly;
             175          (b) seek funds appropriated by local governmental taxing authorities for the funding of
             176      public safety agencies; and
             177          (c) seek gifts, donations, or grants from individuals, corporations, or other private
             178      entities.
             179          (2) For purposes of providing funding of 911 emergency telecommunications service,
             180      special service districts may raise funds as provided in Section 17D-1-105 and may borrow


             181      money and incur indebtedness as provided in Section 17D-1-103 .
             182          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b) and subject to the other provisions of
             183      this Subsection (3) a county, city, or town within which 911 emergency telecommunications
             184      service is provided may levy monthly an emergency services telecommunications charge on:
             185          (i) each local exchange service switched access line within the boundaries of the
             186      county, city, or town;
             187          (ii) each revenue producing radio communications access line with a billing address
             188      within the boundaries of the county, city, or town; and
             189          (iii) any other service, including voice over Internet protocol, provided to a user within
             190      the boundaries of the county, city, or town that allows the user to make calls to and receive
             191      calls from the public switched telecommunications network, including commercial mobile
             192      radio service networks.
             193          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), an access line provided for public coin
             194      telecommunications service is exempt from emergency telecommunications charges.
             195          (c) The amount of the charge levied under this section may not exceed:
             196          (i) 61 cents per month for each local exchange service switched access line;
             197          (ii) 61 cents per month for each radio communications access line; and
             198          (iii) 61 cents per month for each service under Subsection (3)(a)(iii).
             199          (d) (i) For purposes of this Subsection (3)(d) the following terms shall be defined as
             200      provided in Section 59-12-102 or 59-12-215 :
             201          (A) "mobile telecommunications service";
             202          (B) " place of primary use";
             203          (C) "service address"; and
             204          (D) "telecommunications service."
             205          (ii) An access line described in Subsection (3)(a) is considered to be within the
             206      boundaries of a county, city, or town if the telecommunications services provided over the
             207      access line are located within the county, city, or town:
             208          (A) for purposes of sales and use taxes under Title 59, Chapter 12, Sales and Use Tax
             209      Act; and
             210          (B) determined in accordance with Section 59-12-215 .
             211          (iii) The rate imposed on an access line under this section shall be determined in


             212      accordance with Subsection (3)(d)(iv) if the location of an access line described in Subsection
             213      (3)(a) is determined under Subsection (3)(d)(ii) to be a county, city, or town other than county,
             214      city, or town in which is located:
             215          (A) for a telecommunications service, the purchaser's service address; or
             216          (B) for mobile telecommunications service, the purchaser's place of primary use.
             217          (iv) The rate imposed on an access line under this section shall be the lower of:
             218          (A) the rate imposed by the county, city, or town in which the access line is located
             219      under Subsection (3)(d)(ii); or
             220          (B) the rate imposed by the county, city, or town in which it is located:
             221          (I) for telecommunications service, the purchaser's service address; or
             222          (II) for mobile telecommunications service, the purchaser's place of primary use.
             223          (e) (i) A county, city, or town shall notify the Public Service Commission of the intent
             224      to levy the charge under this Subsection (3) at least 30 days before the effective date of the
             225      charge being levied.
             226          (ii) For purposes of this Subsection (3)(e):
             227          (A) "Annexation" means an annexation to:
             228          (I) a city or town under Title 10, Chapter 2, Part 4, Annexation; or
             229          (II) a county under Title 17, Chapter 2, [Annexation to County] County Consolidations
             230      and Annexations.
             231          (B) "Annexing area" means an area that is annexed into a county, city, or town.
             232          (iii) (A) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(e)(iii)(C) or (D), if on or after July 1,
             233      2003, a county, city, or town enacts or repeals a charge or changes the amount of the charge
             234      under this section, the enactment, repeal, or change shall take effect:
             235          (I) on the first day of a calendar quarter; and
             236          (II) after a 90-day period beginning on the date the State Tax Commission receives
             237      notice meeting the requirements of Subsection (3)(e)(iii)(B) from the county, city, or town.
             238          (B) The notice described in Subsection (3)(e)(iii)(A) shall state:
             239          (I) that the county, city, or town will enact or repeal a charge or change the amount of
             240      the charge under this section;
             241          (II) the statutory authority for the charge described in Subsection (3)(e)(iii)(B)(I);
             242          (III) the effective date of the charge described in Subsection (3)(e)(iii)(B)(I); and


             243          (IV) if the county, city, or town enacts the charge or changes the amount of the charge
             244      described in Subsection (3)(e)(iii)(B)(I), the amount of the charge.
             245          (C) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(e)(iii)(A), the enactment of a charge or a charge
             246      increase under this section shall take effect on the first day of the first billing period:
             247          (I) that begins after the effective date of the enactment of the charge or the charge
             248      increase; and
             249          (II) if the billing period for the charge begins before the effective date of the enactment
             250      of the charge or the charge increase imposed under this section.
             251          (D) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(e)(iii)(A), the repeal of a charge or a charge
             252      decrease under this section shall take effect on the first day of the last billing period:
             253          (I) that began before the effective date of the repeal of the charge or the charge
             254      decrease; and
             255          (II) if the billing period for the charge begins before the effective date of the repeal of
             256      the charge or the charge decrease imposed under this section.
             257          (iv) (A) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(e)(iv)(C) or (D), if for an annexation that
             258      occurs on or after July 1, 2003, the annexation will result in the enactment, repeal, or a change
             259      in the amount of a charge imposed under this section for an annexing area, the enactment,
             260      repeal, or change shall take effect:
             261          (I) on the first day of a calendar quarter; and
             262          (II) after a 90-day period beginning on the date the State Tax Commission receives
             263      notice meeting the requirements of Subsection (3)(e)(iv)(B) from the county, city, or town that
             264      annexes the annexing area.
             265          (B) The notice described in Subsection (3)(e)(iv)(A) shall state:
             266          (I) that the annexation described in Subsection (3)(e)(iv)(A) will result in an
             267      enactment, repeal, or a change in the charge being imposed under this section for the annexing
             268      area;
             269          (II) the statutory authority for the charge described in Subsection (3)(e)(iv)(B)(I);
             270          (III) the effective date of the charge described in Subsection (3)(e)(iv)(B)(I); and
             271          (IV) if the county, city, or town enacts the charge or changes the amount of the charge
             272      described in Subsection (3)(e)(iv)(B)(I), the amount of the charge.
             273          (C) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(e)(iv)(A), the enactment of a charge or a charge


             274      increase under this section shall take effect on the first day of the first billing period:
             275          (I) that begins after the effective date of the enactment of the charge or the charge
             276      increase; and
             277          (II) if the billing period for the charge begins before the effective date of the enactment
             278      of the charge or the charge increase imposed under this section.
             279          (D) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(e)(iv)(A), the repeal of a charge or a charge
             280      decrease under this section shall take effect on the first day of the last billing period:
             281          (I) that began before the effective date of the repeal of the charge or the charge
             282      decrease; and
             283          (II) if the billing period for the charge begins before the effective date of the repeal of
             284      the charge or the charge decrease imposed under this section.
             285          (f) Subject to Subsection (3)(g), an emergency services telecommunications charge
             286      levied under this section shall:
             287          (i) be billed and collected by the person that provides the:
             288          (A) local exchange service switched access line services; or
             289          (B) radio communications access line services; and
             290          (ii) except for costs retained under Subsection (3)(h), remitted to the State Tax
             291      Commission.
             292          (g) An emergency services telecommunications charge on a mobile
             293      telecommunications service may be levied, billed, and collected only to the extent permitted by
             294      the Mobile Telecommunications Sourcing Act, 4 U.S.C. Sec. 116 et seq.
             295          (h) The person that bills and collects the charges levied under Subsection (3)(f) may:
             296          (i) bill the charge imposed by this section in combination with the charge levied under
             297      Section 69-2-5.6 as one line item charge; and
             298          (ii) retain an amount not to exceed 1.5% of the levy collected under this section as
             299      reimbursement for the cost of billing, collecting, and remitting the levy.
             300          (i) The State Tax Commission shall:
             301          (i) collect, enforce, and administer the charge imposed under this Subsection (3) using
             302      the same procedures used in the administration, collection, and enforcement of the state sales
             303      and use taxes under:
             304          (A) Title 59, Chapter 1, General Taxation Policies; and


             305          (B) Title 59, Chapter 12, Part 1, Tax Collection, except for:
             306          (I) Section 59-12-104 ;
             307          (II) Section 59-12-104.1 ;
             308          (III) Section 59-12-104.2 ;
             309          (IV) Section 59-12-107.1 ; and
             310          (V) Section 59-12-123 ;
             311          (ii) transmit monies collected under this Subsection (3):
             312          (A) monthly; and
             313          (B) by electronic funds transfer by the commission to the county, city, or town that
             314      imposes the charge; and
             315          (iii) charge the county, city, or town for the State Tax Commission's services under this
             316      Subsection (3) in an amount:
             317          (A) sufficient to reimburse the State Tax Commission for the cost to the State Tax
             318      Commission in rendering the services; and
             319          (B) that may not exceed an amount equal to 1.5% of the charges imposed under this
             320      Subsection (3).
             321          (4) (a) Any money received by a public agency for the provision of 911 emergency
             322      telecommunications service shall be deposited in a special emergency telecommunications
             323      service fund.
             324          (b) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(b), the money in the emergency
             325      telecommunications service fund shall be expended by the public agency to pay the costs of:
             326          (A) establishing, installing, maintaining, and operating a 911 emergency
             327      telecommunications system [or];
             328          (B) receiving and processing emergency calls from the 911 system or other calls or
             329      requests for emergency services;
             330          (C) integrating a 911 system into an established public safety dispatch center, including
             331      contracting with the providers of local exchange service, radio communications service, and
             332      vendors of appropriate terminal equipment as necessary to implement the 911 emergency
             333      telecommunications service; or
             334          (D) indirect costs associated with the maintaining and operating of a 911 emergency
             335      telecommunications system.


             336          (ii) Revenues derived for the funding of 911 emergency telecommunications service
             337      may [only] be used [for that portion of costs related to the operation of the 911 emergency
             338      telecommunications system] by the public agency for personnel costs associated with receiving
             339      and processing calls and deploying emergency response resources when [such a] the system is
             340      integrated with any public safety dispatch system.
             341          (c) Any unexpended money in the emergency telecommunications service fund at the
             342      end of a fiscal year does not lapse, and must be carried forward to be used for the purposes
             343      described in this section.
             344          (5) (a) Revenue received by a local entity from an increase in the levy imposed under
             345      Subsection (3) after the 2004 Annual General Session[, or from grants from the Utah 911
             346      Committee pursuant to Section 53-10-605 ]:
             347          (i) may be used by the primary public safety answering point for the purposes under
             348      Subsection (4)(b); and
             349          [(i)] (ii) shall be deposited into the special emergency telecommunications service fund
             350      described in Subsection (4)(a)[; and].
             351          (b) Revenue received by a local entity from grants from the Utah 911 Committee under
             352      Section 53-10-605 :
             353          (i) shall be deposited into the special emergency telecommunications service fund
             354      under Subsection (4)(a); and
             355          (ii) shall only be used for that portion of the costs related to the development and
             356      operation of wireless and land-based enhanced 911 emergency telecommunications service and
             357      the implementation of wireless E-911 Phase I and Phase II services as provided in Subsection
             358      (5)[(b)](c).
             359          [(b)] (c) The costs allowed under Subsection (5)[(a)](b)(ii) [shall] include the primary
             360      public [service] safety answering point's or local entity's costs for:
             361          (i) acquisition, upgrade, modification, maintenance, and operation of public service
             362      answering point equipment capable of receiving E-911 information;
             363          (ii) database development, operation, and maintenance; and
             364          (iii) personnel costs associated with establishing, installing, maintaining, and operating
             365      wireless E-911 Phase I and Phase II services, including training emergency service personnel
             366      regarding receipt and use of E-911 wireless service information and educating consumers


             367      regarding the appropriate and responsible use of E-911 wireless service.
             368          (6) A local entity that increases the levy it imposes under Subsection (3)(c) after the
             369      2004 Annual General Session shall increase the levy to the maximum amount permitted by
             370      Subsection (3)©.


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