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H.B. 104





Chief Sponsor: Mark A. Wheatley

Senate Sponsor: Gene Davis

             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;
             17      and
             18          .    provides that a mobile telecommunications service is not civilly liable for providing
             19      information in good faith.
             20      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             21          None
             22      Other Special Clauses:
             23          None
             24      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             25      ENACTS:
             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
             49      information.
             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

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