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Defined Personnel for Emergency Telephone Services

Concerning emergency communication services, and, in connection therewith, defining the term "emergency communications specialist" and clarifying the scope of the currently authorized use of certain emergency telecommunications service charge revenue for training and services rendered by an emergency communications specialist, other public safety answering point personnel, and other essential emergency personnel.
2024 Regular Session
Telecommunications & Information Technology
Bill Summary

The act defines "emergency communications specialist" as a first responder whose duties involve emergency and nonemergency dispatch services. The act also clarifies that the currently authorized use of the emergency telephone charge, the 911 surcharge, and the prepaid wireless 911 charge, for training for public safety answering point (PSAP) personnel includes training for emergency communications specialists, technical support PSAP personnel, and other personnel essential for the provision of emergency telephone services, emergency notification services, and emergency medical dispatch.

APPROVED by Governor March 15, 2024

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/15/2024 Signed Act PDF
    03/04/2024 Final Act PDF
    02/23/2024 Rerevised PDF
    02/22/2024 Revised PDF
    02/05/2024 Reengrossed PDF
    02/02/2024 Engrossed PDF
    01/10/2024 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details