MACo works closely with its new Emergency Managers Affiliate and local public safety answering point directors to track policy related to 9-1-1 call centers and was heavily involved in SB 466, described below.
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MACo supported a bill to improve public safety communications in Maryland. MACo worked with bill sponsor, Senator Kagan over the interim on ideas for the legislation and was pleased to have her support on several amendments to the bill. As amended, the legislation expands the uses of a state funding mechanism for 9-1-1 upgrades and creates an advisory board that includes local 9-1-1 Center representation to help implement the next generation technologies throughout the State. Senate Bill 466, “Carl Henn’s Law,” passed the Senate but did not move in the House. Bill Information | MACo Coverage