SENATE Substitute for HOUSE BILL No. 2945*
An Act relating to telecommunications services;
enhanced 911 task force.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. (a) There is hereby
established an enhanced 911 task force
which shall develop a strategy for funding and deploying wireless
gency telephone services. Such plan shall include suggestions for
action by the legislature with respect to deploying efficient and
ical enhanced 911 services and implementing equitable and
means to fund such services. Specifically, the task force shall
ommendations and propose legislation, if appropriate, concerning
lowing: (1) The mechanism for administering wireless 911 service,
a focus on whether such service shall be administered on a
basis; (2) the possible formation of an oversight board to address
technological, coordination and regulatory issues related to
of wireless emergency telephone service; (3) the fairness and
of the mechanism for funding such service; (4) the method, if any,
recovering costs incurred by public safety answering points and by
less telecommunications service providers in providing emergency
phone service; and (5) any other issues the task force deems
the deployment of emergency telephone service.
(b) The task force shall consist of 14
members. Two members shall
be representatives of wireless telecommunications carriers to be
pointed by the governor. The remainder of the task force shall be
pointed as follows: One member representing a local exchange
other than a rural telephone company and one member representing
rural telephone company who shall be recommended by the Kansas
ecommunications industry association. Two members shall be
mended by the Kansas association of counties and two members shall
recommended by the league of Kansas municipalities. One member
be a person with a communication disability recommended by the
commission for the deaf and hard of hearing. One member shall be
ommended by the Kansas emergency medical services board. One
ber shall be recommended by the Kansas association of fire chiefs.
member shall be recommended by the Kansas association of chiefs
police. The names of the recommended members shall be transmitted
the governor for final approval. No such recommended member
serve unless approved by the governor. The remaining members of
task force shall include: The superintendent of the highway patrol
superintendent's designee; the chair of the state corporation
or the chair's designee. The governor shall designate one member as
of the task force. All meetings shall be on call of the chair. All
members shall serve without compensation.
(c) The task force shall report its
findings and conclusion to the house
committee on utilities and the senate committee on commerce
the first week of the 2001 legislative session. The state
mission shall provide staff support to the task force as necessary.
staff shall prepare the report and any legislation recommended by
(d) The task force shall be and is hereby
abolished on July 1, 2001.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
and be in force from and after its
publication in the Kansas register.
Approved April 20, 2000.
Published in the Kansas Register April 27, 2000.