Archived Legislative News – 2011

SB1227/HB1000

Board Position: Supports
Establishes a single entity to administer enhanced 911 services for the State and expands the membership and responsibilities of the Enhanced 911 Board.

SB783/HB60

Board Position: Opposes the use of 9-1-1 funds for any purposes other than what it was collected for; per Federal Law: Enhanced 9-1-1 Act of 2004, (PUBLIC LAW 108–494—DEC. 23, 2004)

Eliminates the $0.66 monthly surcharge on wireless telephone accounts and terminates the wireless enhanced 911 fund once all moneys in the fund are expended. Effective 7/1/2011.

SB640

Board Position: Supports
Requires the independent audit of the enhanced 911 fund to be conducted annually rather than biannually. Requires that information on the status of projects undertaken or planned by public safety answering points, and the results of the annual audit, to be included in the enhanced 911 board’s annual report to the legislature. Requires the initial annual audit to be conducted in 2011 and its results to be reported to the legislature in 2012.

SB120

Board Position: Opposes the use of 9-1-1 funds for any purposes other than what it was collected for; per Federal Law: Enhanced 9-1-1 Act of 2004, (PUBLIC LAW 108–494—DEC. 23, 2004)

Repeals certain special funds and transfers balances to the state general fund. ($). Section 20, Hawaii Revised Statutes 138.3 (Enhanced 911 fund) is repealed.

SB893

Board Position: Opposes the use of 9-1-1 funds for any purposes other than what it was collected for; per Federal Law: Enhanced 9-1-1 Act of 2004, (PUBLIC LAW 108–494—DEC. 23, 2004)

Directs the disability and communications access board to contract for a telephone-based service to provide access to timely print media. Makes appropriation. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD3) ($) Section 3*(see below). SB893 has verbiage that called for funding for this service as coming from the Enhanced 911 fund.

*”Notwithstanding any provision of section 138-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to the contrary, there is appropriated out of the wireless enhanced 911 fund, the sum of $80,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2011-2012 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2012-2013 for deposit into the disability and communication access board special fund established pursuant to section 348F-7, Hawaii Revised Statutes”

HD200 HD1

Appropriates funds for the operating and capital improvement budget of the Executive Branch for fiscal years 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. (HB200 HD1). Page 40. See below for amount pertaining to the Enhanced 911 Board.

HD79

Board Position: Opposes the use of 9-1-1 funds for any purposes other than what it was collected for; per Federal Law: Enhanced 9-1-1 Act of 2004, (PUBLIC LAW 108–494—DEC. 23, 2004)

Repeals, terminates, or closes certain revolving and trust funds. Establishes provisions for automatic repeal of certain special and revolving funds beginning on 6/30/12.