PSC study of emergency communications adopted

Senators gave final approval May 2 to a bill that allows the Public Service Commission (PSC) to conduct a study examining the statewide implementation of Next Generation 911.

LB595, introduced by Bellevue Sen. Scott Price, authorizes the PSC to use Enhanced Wireless 911 to conduct a study of the implications, costs and consideration of statewide implementation of next generation emergency telephone communications. The PSC will be required to report its findings to the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee.

The bill passed on a 41-0 vote.

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