GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2017

H 1

HOUSE BILL 565

 

 

Short Title: Modify Composition/911 Board.

(Public)

Sponsors:

Representative Clampitt.

For a complete list of sponsors, refer to the North Carolina General Assembly web site.

Referred to:

Finance, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

April 6, 2017

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT to modify the composition of the 911 board.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1. G.S. 143B‑1401 reads as rewritten:

" 143B‑1401. 911 Board.

(a) Membership. The 911 Board is established in the Department of Information Technology. Neither a local government unit that receives a distribution from the fund under G.S. 143B‑1406 nor a telecommunication service provider may have more than one representative on the 911 Board. The 911 Board consists of 1720 members as follows:

(1) Four Five members appointed by the Governor as follows:

a. An individual who represents a municipality where a primary PSAP is located, appointed upon the recommendation of the North Carolina League of Municipalities.

b. An individual who represents a county where a primary PSAP is located, appointed upon the recommendation of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

c. An individual who represents a VoIP provider.

d. An individual who represents the North Carolina chapter of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA).

e. An individual who is currently managing a PSAP, appointed upon the recommendation of the North Carolina Emergency Management Association from the Central Branch, based on the branches defined by the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management in the Department of Public Safety.

(2) Six Seven members appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives as follows:

a. An individual who is a sheriff, appointed upon the recommendation of the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association, Inc.

b. An individual who represents CMRS providers operating in North Carolina.

c. An individual who represents the North Carolina chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO).

d. Two individuals who represent local exchange carriers operating in North Carolina, one of whom represents a local exchange carrier with less than 50,000 access lines.

e. A fire chief with experience operating or supervising a PSAP or a director/manager of a fire‑based PSAP, appointed upon the recommendation of the North Carolina State Firefighters' Association.

f. An individual who is currently managing a PSAP, appointed upon the recommendation of the North Carolina Emergency Management Association from the Western Branch, based on the branches defined by the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management in the Department of Public Safety.

(3) Six Seven members appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate as follows:

a. An individual who is a chief of police, appointed upon the recommendation of the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police.

b. Two individuals who represent CMRS providers operating in North Carolina.

c. A Rescue or Emergency Medical Services Chief with experience operating or supervising a PSAP, appointed upon the recommendation of the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services.

d. Two individuals who represent local exchange carriers operating in North Carolina, one of whom represents a local exchange carrier with less than 200,000 access lines.

e. An individual who is currently managing a PSAP, appointed upon the recommendation of the North Carolina Emergency Management Association from the Eastern Branch, based on the branches defined by the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management in the Department of Public Safety.

(4) The State Chief Information Officer or the State Chief Information Officer's designee, who serves as the chair.

(b) Term. A member's term is four years. No member may serve more than two terms. Members remain in office until their successors are appointed and qualified. Vacancies are filled in the same manner as the original appointment. The Governor may remove any member for misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance in accordance with G.S. 143B‑13(d).

(c) Meetings. Members of the 911 Board serve without compensation. Members receive per diem, subsistence, and travel allowances at the rate established in G.S. 138‑5. A quorum of the 911 Board is nine members. The 911 Board meets upon the call of the chair.

(d) Public Servants. The members of the 911 Board are public servants under G.S. 138A‑3 and are subject to the provisions of Chapter 138A of the General Statutes."

SECTION 2. This act becomes effective July 1, 2017.