Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 6445

January Session, 2011

 

LCO No. 3728

 

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Referred to Committee on Public Safety and Security

 

Introduced by:

 

(PS)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS.

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

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 28-28a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2011):

(a) A telephone company or voice over Internet protocol service provider, as defined in section 28-30b, shall forward to any public safety answering point or other answering point equipped for enhanced 9-1-1 service the telephone number and street address of any telephone used to place a 9-1-1 call, provided a voice over Internet protocol service provider shall be in compliance with this subsection if the provider complies with the requirements for forwarding such information contained in 47 CFR 9 and this chapter, provided the provisions of this chapter are not addressed by, or are not inconsistent with, federal law or regulations regarding the provision of enhanced 9-1-1 service in the state of Connecticut. Subscriber information provided in accordance with this subsection shall be used only for the following purposes: (1) Responding to emergency calls, (2) investigating false or intentionally misleading reports of incidents requiring emergency service, or (3) enabling emergency notification systems. Subscriber information collected in accordance with subdivision (3) of this subsection shall be used only in case of [life-threatening emergencies. Subscriber information provided pursuant to this subsection] an emergency. Any subscriber information or any telephone number, mailing address or electronic mail address provided to the state in order for the state to use such information in connection with an emergency notification system shall be confidential and shall not be subject to disclosure pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, as defined in section 1-200.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2011

28-28a(a)

PS

Joint Favorable