Implementation of Text/SMS 911

HB 1064 Require Implementation of Text/SMS 911 for PSAPs

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Joe John (D-Wake), Rep. Amos Quick (D-Guilford), Rep. Bobbie Richardson (D-Franklin), Rep. William Richardson (D-Cumberland)

Bill Movement

This bill was filed on May 31, 2018.

Bill Summary

This bill would require that public safety answering points receive 911 emergency communications via text or short message service if capable. In addition, the bill would create a position within the Department of Information Technology (DIT) to assist public service answering points in implementing best practices to 911 emergency communications via text or short message service.

The bill would appropriate $65,000 in recurring funding to create one full time position within DIT.


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