Today's Law As Amended


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AB-1366 Office of Emergency Services: coordination of communications.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SEC. 2.SECTION 1.

 Section 53121 of the Government Code is amended to read:

53121.
 (a) The Office of Emergency Services shall develop a plan and timeline of target dates for the testing, implementation, and operation of a Next Generation 911 emergency communication system, including text to 911 service, throughout California.
(b) In order to maximize efficiency and contain costs, the Next Generation 911 emergency communication system shall incorporate, where consistent with public safety and technologically feasible, shared infrastructure and elements of other public safety and emergency communications networks, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Public safety communications identified in the annual plan required by subdivision (b) of Section 15277.
(2) Local and regional public safety broadband networks authorized by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).
(3) Public safety broadband networks authorized by the federal Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-96).
(4) Public safety radio and communications facilities used for the purpose of public warnings pursuant to Section 15254.
(c) The Office of Emergency Services may establish requirements for the Next Generation 911 emergency communication system established pursuant to this section, including the costs, services, and terms and conditions for contractors selected by the Office of Emergency Services to provide Next Generation 911 services. The Office of Emergency Services may direct the Public Utilities Commission to implement the terms of service requirements for the selected contractors. Nothing in this section requires or authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to require any entity, other than a contractor selected by the Office of Emergency Services, to provide Next Generation 911 services, equipment, or infrastructure. Nothing in this section provides the Public Utilities Commission with authority to establish its own requirements regarding Next Generation 911 services, equipment, or infrastructure. Nothing in this section provides any authority to the Public Utilities Commission over infrastructure or services established or provided pursuant to a contract with the First Responder Network Authority.