Maine LD 339: An Act To Clarify That the Telephone Number 9-1-1 Is the Primary Number Advertised or Promoted for Emergency Response Services

LD 339 (subjects: TELECOMMUNICATIONS , 9-1-1 EMERGENCY SYSTEM )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=339&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Mark Dion of Portland: (D – District 43) — e-mail | Twitter

1 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/10/2015 House Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/12/2015 Senate On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, in concurrence.
4/9/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
4/14/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-44).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/16/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED , in concurrence.
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-44) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
4/21/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-44), in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
4/23/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/28/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 339 as originally introduced. L.D. 339 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-44) .

An Act To Clarify That the Telephone Number 9-1-1 Is the Primary Number Advertised or Promoted for Emergency Response Services

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 25 MRSA 2932, sub- 1, as enacted by PL 1999, c. 651, 3, is amended to read:

1. Designated emergency telephone number. The primary telephone number to be used in a telephone exchange to request emergency services following the activation of E-9-1-1 services for that exchange, including the number for telecommunications devices for communication for the deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-impaired, is 9-1-1. The telephone number 9-1-1 must be the primary telephone number advertised or promoted for emergency response services. The advertisement or promotion of the exclusive use of a telephone number other than 9-1-1 for emergency response services is prohibited.

Sec. 2. 25 MRSA 2932, sub- 2, as enacted by PL 1999, c. 651, 3, is amended to read:

2. Publishing of 9-1-1. A publisher of a directory of Maine telephone numbers for use by telephone subscribers in Maine must include in a conspicuous portion of the directory:

A. For any area within the directory in which E-9-1-1 has not been activated, the emergency numbers of the State Police and any sheriffs’ departments that serve the area; and
B. For any area within the directory in which E-9-1-1 has been activated, the The telephone number 9-1-1 as the primary telephone number to request emergency services. The number “9-1-1” must be accompanied by words indicating it is accessible by teletypewriter device, or TTY, such as “TTY/Voice.” A publisher is not required to update a directory following an activation of E-9-1-1 within the directory area until the next regular printing of the directory.

summary

This bill clarifies that the telephone number 9-1-1 is the primary number advertised or promoted for emergency response services. The bill also eliminates certain outdated language regarding the publication of the 9-1-1 number in telephone directories.

Patterns of Support

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