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Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC

DIVISION 2. OTHER TAXES [6001 - 61045]

  ( Heading of Division 2 amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 279. )

PART 20. EMERGENCY TELEPHONE USERS SURCHARGE ACT [41001 - 41176]

  ( Heading of Part 20 amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 561, Sec. 241. )

CHAPTER 7. Administration [41128 - 41176]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 443. )

ARTICLE 2. Disposition of Proceeds [41135 - 41142]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 443. )

41135.
  

All amounts required to be paid to the state under this part shall be paid to the department in the form of remittances payable to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. The department shall transmit the payments to the State Treasurer to be deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the State Emergency Telephone Number Account in the General Fund, which is hereby created.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 54, Sec. 37. (SB 96) Effective July 1, 2019.)

41136.
  

From the funds in the State Emergency Telephone Number Account, all amounts of the surcharge collected shall, when appropriated by the Legislature, be spent solely for the following purposes:

(a) To pay refunds authorized by this part.

(b) To pay the department for the cost of the administration of this part.

(c) To pay the Office of Emergency Services for its costs in administration of the “911” emergency telephone number system.

(d) To pay bills submitted to the Office of Emergency Services by service suppliers or communications equipment companies for the installation of, and ongoing expenses for, the following communications services supplied to local agencies in connection with the “911” emergency phone number system:

(1) A basic system, defined as 911 systems, including, but not limited to, Next Generation 911, and the subsequent technologies, and interfaces needed to deliver 911 voice and data information from the 911 caller to the emergency responder and the subsequent technologies, and interfaces needed to send information, including, but not limited to, alerts and warnings, to potential 911 callers.

(2) A basic system with telephone central office identification.

(3) A system employing automatic call routing.

(4) Approved incremental costs.

(e) To pay claims of local agencies for approved incremental costs, not previously compensated for by another governmental agency.

(f) To pay claims of local agencies for incremental costs and amounts, not previously compensated for by another governmental agency, incurred prior to the effective date of this part, for the installation and ongoing expenses for the following communication services supplied in connection with the “911” emergency telephone number system:

(1) A basic system, defined as 911 systems, including, but not limited to, Next Generation 911, and the subsequent technologies, and interfaces needed to deliver 911 voice and data information from the 911 caller to the emergency responder and the subsequent technologies, and interfaces needed to send information, including, but not limited to, alerts and warnings, to potential 911 callers.

(2) A basic system with telephone central office identification.

(3) A system employing automatic call routing.

(4) Approved incremental costs. Incremental costs shall not be allowed unless the costs are concurred in by the Office of Emergency Services.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 54, Sec. 38. (SB 96) Effective July 1, 2019.)

41136.1.
  

For each fiscal year, moneys in the State Emergency Telephone Number Account not appropriated for a purpose specified in Section 41136 shall be held in trust for future appropriation for upcoming, planned “911” emergency telephone number projects that have been approved by the Office of Emergency Services, even if the projects have not yet commenced.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 28, Sec. 82. (SB 71) Effective June 27, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 93 of Ch. 28.)

41137.
  

The Office of Emergency Services shall pay, from funds appropriated from the State Emergency Telephone Number Account by the Legislature, as provided in Section 41138, bills submitted by service suppliers or communications equipment companies for the installation and ongoing costs of the following communication services provided local agencies by service suppliers in connection with the “911” emergency telephone number system:

(a) A basic system, defined as 911 systems, including, but not limited to, Next Generation 911, and the subsequent technologies, and interfaces needed to deliver 911 voice and data information from the 911 caller to the emergency responder and the subsequent technologies, and interfaces needed to send information, including, but not limited to, alerts and warnings, to potential 911 callers.

(b) A basic system with telephone central office identification.

(c) A system employing automatic call routing.

(d) Approved incremental costs that have been concurred in by the Office of Emergency Services.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 54, Sec. 39. (SB 96) Effective July 1, 2019.)

41137.1.
  

The Office of Emergency Services shall pay, from funds appropriated from the State Emergency Telephone Number Account by the Legislature, as provided in Section 41138, claims submitted by local agencies for approved incremental costs and for the cost of preparation of final plans submitted to the Office of Emergency Services for approval on or before October 1, 1978, as provided in Section 53115 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 28, Sec. 84. (SB 71) Effective June 27, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 93 of Ch. 28.)

41138.
  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the reimbursement rates for “911” emergency telephone number equipment shall not exceed specified amounts negotiated with each interested supplier and approved by the Office of Emergency Services. The Office of Emergency Services shall negotiate supplier pricing to ensure cost-effectiveness and the best value for the “911” emergency telephone number system. The Office of Emergency Services shall pay those bills as provided in Section 41137 only under the following conditions:

(1) The Office of Emergency Services shall have received the local agency’s “911” emergency telephone number system plan by July 1 of the prior fiscal year and approved the plan by October 1 of the prior fiscal year.

(2) The Legislature has appropriated in the Budget Bill an amount sufficient to pay those bills.

(3) The Office of Emergency Services has reviewed and approved each line item of a request for funding to ensure the necessity of the proposed equipment or services and the eligibility for reimbursement.

(4) The amounts to be paid do not exceed the pricing submitted by the supplier and approved by the Office of Emergency Services. Extraordinary circumstances may warrant spending in excess of the established rate, but shall be preapproved by the Office of Emergency Services. In determining the reimbursement rate, the Office of Emergency Services shall utilize the approved pricing submitted by the supplier providing the equipment or service.

(b) This section shall not be construed to limit an agency’s ability to select a supplier or procure telecommunications equipment as long as the supplier’s pricing is preapproved by the Office of Emergency Services. Agencies shall be encouraged to procure equipment on a competitive basis. Any amount in excess of the pricing approved by the Office of Emergency Services shall not be reimbursed.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 28, Sec. 85. (SB 71) Effective June 27, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 93 of Ch. 28.)

41139.
  

From funds appropriated by the Legislature from the Emergency Telephone Number Account, the Office of Emergency Services shall begin paying bills as provided in Sections 41137, 41137.1, and 41138 in the 1977–78 fiscal year for plans submitted by local agencies by July 1, 1976, to the Office of Emergency Services which the Office of Emergency Services has approved.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 28, Sec. 86. (SB 71) Effective June 27, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 93 of Ch. 28.)

41140.
  

The Office of Emergency Services shall reimburse local agencies, from funds appropriated from the Emergency Telephone Number Account by the Legislature, for amounts not previously compensated for by another governmental agency, which have been paid by agencies for approved incremental costs or to service suppliers or communication equipment companies for the following communications services supplied in connection with the “911” emergency telephone number, provided local agency plans had been approved by the Office of Emergency Services:

(a) A basic system, defined as 911 systems, including, but not limited to, Next Generation 911, and the subsequent technologies, and interfaces needed to deliver 911 voice and data information from the 911 caller to the emergency responder and the subsequent technologies, and interfaces needed to send information, including, but not limited to, alerts and warnings, to potential 911 callers.

(b) A basic system with telephone central office identification.

(c) A system employing automatic call routing.

(d) Approved incremental costs.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 54, Sec. 40. (SB 96) Effective July 1, 2019.)

41141.
  

Claims for reimbursement shall be submitted by local agencies to the Office of Emergency Services, which shall determine payment eligibility and shall reduce the claim for charges that exceed the approved incremental costs, approved contract amounts, or the established tariff rates for costs. No claim shall be paid until funds are appropriated by the Legislature.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 28, Sec. 88. (SB 71) Effective June 27, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 93 of Ch. 28.)

41142.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, if the Legislature fails to appropriate an amount sufficient to pay bills submitted to the Office of Emergency Services by service suppliers or communications equipment companies for the installation and ongoing communications services supplied local agencies in connection with the “911” emergency telephone number system, and to pay claims of local agencies which, prior to the effective date of this part, paid amounts to service suppliers or communications equipment companies for the installation and ongoing expenses in connection with the “911” emergency telephone number system, the obligation of service suppliers and local agencies to provide “911” emergency telephone service shall terminate and service shall not again be required until the Legislature has appropriated an amount sufficient to pay those bills or claims. This part shall not preclude local agencies from purchasing or acquiring any communication equipment from companies other than the telephone service suppliers.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 28, Sec. 89. (SB 71) Effective June 27, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 93 of Ch. 28.)

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