SB 0908 Defines Authority of 911 Emergency Services Boards
LR Number:S3331.03I Fiscal Note:3331-03
Committee:Agriculture and Local Government
Last Action:02/28/96 - Voted Do Pass S Agriculture & Local Government Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 1996
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Current Bill Summary

SB 908 - This act revises the law governing the central dispatching of emergency services. The current law allows a sales tax of up to one percent to fund central dispatching services. This act provides that the tax cannot be collected for more than three years before the beginning of central dispatching operations.

There is a seven member board. This act provides that at any election where the number of candidates is not greater than the number of members to be elected, no election shall be held and the candidates shall assume office as if elected.

The Board shall plan the 911 system, coordinate and supervise the implementation of the system, set the rate of taxation each year, receive and expend moneys from the sales tax, employ personnel and enter into contracts.

A board member may be removed by a majority vote of the remaining members for missing five consecutive meetings. Any vacancy shall be filled by the Board but when there is a vacancy of two years or longer in duration, an election shall be held at the next regularly scheduled election to fill the unexpired term.

Members cannot be employed by the Board within twelve months of the termination of service on the Board and relatives of Board members, to the fourth degree, cannot be employed by the Board.

This act is identical to HB 1460.