E911 Legislation Delayed 3 Years

July 21st, 2016 by admin

In case you missed it, Governor Snyder approved the bill to delay required E911 implementation to Dec. 31, 2019. The commission shall consult with and consider the recommendations of the emergency 9-1-1 service committee in the promulgation of rules under section 413 to require each service user with a multiline telephone system to install no later than December 31, 2019 the necessary equipment and software to provide specific location information of a 9-1-1 call. (2) This section applies to multiline telephone systems regardless of the system technology.

What this Means

E911 (Enhanced 911) means that when a 911 call is placed the caller's phone number and specific location are delivered to the correct PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point or 911 dispatcher). The local street address information will not be enough. Detailed telephone location information such as the building, floor, or room number must automatically be provided to the 911 dispatcher. This pending legislation affects all businesses that operate a telephone system inside one or multiple buildings, buildings that share a single address, or are more than 7000 square feet. The new law was scheduled to be enforced beginning December 31, 2016. It has been delayed, again, until December 2019. Please note that it has been approved by both the House and Senate and is currently waiting for Governor Snyder's signature. He is expected to sign.

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