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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies Department of Public Safety provisions regarding emergency
10 location of calls.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . provides that mobile telecommunications services shall provide call location
14 information to law enforcement agencies and public safety communications centers
15 in cases of emergency;
16 . authorizes the mobile telecommunications services to establish request procedures;
18 . provides that a mobile telecommunications service is not civilly liable for providing
19 information in good faith.
20 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
22 Other Special Clauses:
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 53-10-104.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 53-10-104.5 is enacted to read:
30 53-10-104.5. Wireless service -- Call location in emergencies.
31 (1) As used in this section:
32 (a) "Call location information" means the best available location information, including
33 information obtained by use of historical cellular site information or a mobile locator tool.
34 (b) "Law enforcement agency" or "agency" has the same definition as in Section
35 53-1-102 .
36 (c) "Mobile telecommunications service" has the same definition as in Section 54-8b-2 .
37 (d) "Telecommunication device" has the same definition as in Section 76-6-409.5 .
38 (2) A mobile telecommunications service shall provide call location information
39 regarding a telecommunication device user upon the request of a law enforcement agency or a
40 public safety communications center if the agency or center determines the location
41 information is necessary in order to respond to:
42 (a) a call for emergency services; or
43 (b) an emergency situation that involves the risk of death or serious bodily injury as
44 defined in Section 76-1-601 .
45 (3) The mobile telecommunications service may establish procedures for its voluntary
46 response to a request for location under Subsection (2).
47 (4) A mobile telecommunications service that, acting in good faith, provides
48 information as requested under Subsection (2) may not be held civilly liable for providing the
50 (5) (a) The division shall obtain contact information from all mobile
51 telecommunications that provide services in this state to facilitate communicating location
52 requests under Subsection (2).
53 (b) The division shall provide the contact information to all public safety
54 communications centers in the state and shall provide updates to the contact information.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-31-13 4:05 PM