MACo Associate Director Kevin Kinnally this week testified in support of HB 934 (CF SB 838) – Public Safety – 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System before the House Health and Government Operations Committee. This bill will help Maryland continue its move toward Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911), deliver these services equitably across the state, and generally strengthens the statutory framework that governs the state’s 9-1-1 system.
From the MACo Testimony:
HB 934 ensures that state and local 9-1-1 revenues are allocated exclusively to support the twenty-four legislatively mandated county 9-1-1 centers, which is necessary for providing a statewide, uniform transition to NG911. Additionally, the bill adds necessary expertise to the Emergency Number Systems Board (renamed to be the Maryland 9-1-1 Board under the bill) by adding additional representation, including a county finance professional, county 9-1-1 specialists, an expert from the cybersecurity industry, and a member to represent persons with disabilities.
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