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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 62

February Session, 2012

 

LCO No. 852

 

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Referred to Committee on Public Safety and Security

 

Introduced by:

 

(PS )

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT PUBLIC SAFETY DATA NETWORK.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, in consultation with the Chief Information Officer of the Division of Information Technology within the Department of Administrative Services, shall establish a public safety data network in an electronic format that allows for the exchange of information among public safety and criminal justice entities.

(b) Prior to July 1, 2012, the Office of State-Wide Emergency Telecommunications shall create technical and operational standards for the establishment of the public safety data network.

(c) The commissioner shall ensure that implementation of the public safety data network complies with all state and federal requirements for controlled or limited access data.

(d) The commissioner may enter into memoranda of understanding with public safety or criminal justice agencies that are connecting to the public safety data network concerning the use of the network. Such memoranda may address cost-sharing related to such use.

(e) Sources of revenue that provide funding for existing networks may be used to fund the use of the public safety data network.

Sec. 2. Subsection (c) of section 28-24 of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(c) Within a time period determined by the commissioner to ensure the availability of funds for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1997, to the regional public safety emergency telecommunications centers within the state, and not later than April first of each year thereafter, the commissioner shall determine the amount of funding needed for the development and administration of the enhanced emergency 9-1-1 program. The commissioner shall specify the expenses associated with (1) the purchase, installation and maintenance of new public safety answering point terminal equipment, (2) the implementation of the subsidy program, as described in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section, (3) the implementation of the transition grant program, described in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section, (4) the implementation of the regional emergency telecommunications service credit, as described in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section, provided, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, and each fiscal year thereafter, such credit for coordinated medical emergency direction services as provided in regulations adopted under this section shall be based upon the factor of thirty cents per capita and shall not be reduced each year, (5) the training of personnel, as necessary, (6) recurring expenses and future capital costs associated with the telecommunications network used to provide emergency 9-1-1 service and the public safety services data networks, (7) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, and each fiscal year thereafter, the collection, maintenance and reporting of emergency medical services data, as required under subparagraph (A) of subdivision (8) of section 19a-177, provided the amount of expenses specified under this subdivision shall not exceed two hundred fifty thousand dollars in any fiscal year, (8) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, and each fiscal year thereafter, the initial training of emergency medical dispatch personnel, the provision of an emergency medical dispatch priority reference card set and emergency medical dispatch training and continuing education pursuant to subdivisions (3) and (4) of subsection (g) of section 28-25b, [and] (9) the administration of the enhanced emergency 9-1-1 program by the Office of State-Wide Emergency Telecommunications, as the commissioner determines to be reasonably necessary, and (10) the implementation and maintenance of the public safety data network established pursuant to section 1 of this act. The commissioner shall communicate the commissioner's findings to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority not later than April first of each year.

Sec. 3. Section 28-29a of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(a) There is established an E 9-1-1 Commission to (1) advise the office in the planning, design, implementation and coordination of the state-wide emergency 9-1-1 telephone system to be created pursuant to sections 28-25 [, 28-25a, 28-25b, 28-26, 28-27, 28-27a, 28-28, 28-28a, 28-28b, 28-29 and] to 28-29b, inclusive, and (2) in consultation with the Coordinating Advisory Board established pursuant to section 29-1t, advise the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection in the planning, design, implementation, coordination and governance of the public safety data network established pursuant to section 1 of this act.

(b) The commission shall be appointed by the Governor and shall consist of the following members: (1) One representative from the technical support services unit of the Division of State Police within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; (2) the State Fire Administrator; (3) one representative from the Office of Emergency Medical Services; (4) one representative from the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; (5) one municipal police chief; (6) one municipal fire chief; (7) one volunteer fireman; (8) one representative of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities; (9) one representative of the Council of Small Towns; (10) one representative of telecommunicators, as defined in section 28-30; (11) one representative of the public; (12) one manager or coordinator of 9-1-1 public safety answering points serving areas of differing population concentration; and (13) one representative of providers of commercial mobile radio services, as defined in 47 Code of Federal Regulations 20.3, as amended. Each member shall serve for a term of three years from the date of his or her appointment or until a successor has been appointed and qualified. No member of the commission shall receive compensation for such member's services.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

Sec. 2

July 1, 2012

28-24(c)

Sec. 3

July 1, 2012

28-29a

PS

Joint Favorable