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House Bill 1378


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House Bill 1378

ARCHIVE (2002)

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DIGEST OF HB1378 (Updated February 27, 2002 3:36 PM - DI 84)

Enhanced wireless services. Reduces membership on the wireless enhanced 911 advisory board from 11 to seven. Allows current members to complete their terms. Makes the treasurer of state a voting member of the board. Eliminates term limits for board members. Eliminates the requirement that the board must use a third party audit in determining whether to adjust the wireless emergency enhanced 911 fee. Specifies procedures to be used by commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) providers in collecting and remitting the fee from prepaid subscribers. Specifies that the part of the fee to be used to implement phase two of a specified Federal Communications (FCC) order must be used to reimburse CMRS providers and public safety answering points (PSAPs) for their costs in implementing the order. Allows the board to invest the fees collected and to use the proceeds to reimburse CMRS providers and PSAPs. Provides that monthly distributions to reimburse PSAPs for costs in complying with the FCC order must be distributed to each county with eligible PSAPs based on the county's percentage of Indiana's population. Provides that the contents of an invoice submitted by a CMRS provider to the board must be sworn to and affirmed under penalty of perjury. Allows the emergency telephone system fee to be used for the lease, purchase, construction, or maintenance of certain technologies necessary to provide emergency response services under authority of the county subdivision. Repeals a provision establishing five wireless board regions.
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