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Chapter 650

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  650.330.  Board members, duties — department of public safety to provide staff — rulemaking authority. — 1.  The board shall consist of fifteen members, one of which shall be chosen from the department of public safety, and the other members shall be selected as follows:

  (1)  One member chosen to represent an association domiciled in this state whose primary interest relates to municipalities;

  (2)  One member chosen to represent the Missouri 911 Directors Association;

  (3)  One member chosen to represent emergency medical services and physicians;

  (4)  One member chosen to represent an association with a chapter domiciled in this state whose primary interest relates to a national emergency number;

  (5)  One member chosen to represent an association whose primary interest relates to issues pertaining to fire chiefs;

  (6)  One member chosen to represent an association with a chapter domiciled in this state whose primary interest relates to issues pertaining to public safety communications officers;

  (7)  One member chosen to represent an association whose primary interest relates to issues pertaining to police chiefs;

  (8)  One member chosen to represent an association domiciled in this state whose primary interest relates to issues pertaining to sheriffs;

  (9)  One member chosen to represent counties of the second, third, and fourth classification;

  (10)  One member chosen to represent counties of the first classification, counties with a charter form of government, and cities not within a county;

  (11)  One member chosen to represent telecommunications service providers;

  (12)  One member chosen to represent wireless telecommunications service providers;

  (13)  One member chosen to represent voice over internet protocol service providers; and

  (14)  One member chosen to represent the governor's council on disability established under section 37.735.

  2.  Each of the members of the board shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate for a term of four years.  Members of the committee may serve multiple terms.  No corporation or its affiliate shall have more than one officer, employee, assign, agent, or other representative serving as a member of the board.  Notwithstanding subsection 1 of this section to the contrary, all members appointed as of August 28, 2017, shall continue to serve the remainder of their terms.

  3.  The board shall meet at least quarterly at a place and time specified by the chairperson of the board and it shall keep and maintain records of such meetings, as well as the other activities of the board.  Members shall not be compensated but shall receive actual and necessary expenses for attending meetings of the board.

  4.  The board shall:

  (1)  Organize and adopt standards governing the board's formal and informal procedures;

  (2)  Provide recommendations for primary answering points and secondary answering points on technical and operational standards for 911 services;

  (3)  Provide recommendations to public agencies concerning model systems to be considered in preparing a 911 service plan;

  (4)  Provide requested mediation services to political subdivisions involved in jurisdictional disputes regarding the provision of 911 services, except that the board shall not supersede decision-making authority of local political subdivisions in regard to 911 services;

  (5)  Provide assistance to the governor and the general assembly regarding 911 services;

  (6)  Review existing and proposed legislation and make recommendations as to changes that would improve such legislation;

  (7)  Aid and assist in the timely collection and dissemination of information relating to the use of a universal emergency telephone number;

  (8)  Perform other duties as necessary to promote successful development, implementation and operation of 911 systems across the state, including monitoring federal and industry standards being developed for next-generation 911 systems;

  (9)  Designate a state 911 coordinator who shall be responsible for overseeing statewide 911 operations and ensuring compliance with federal grants for 911 funding;

  (10)  Elect the chair from its membership;

  (11)  Apply for and receive grants from federal, private, and other sources;

  (12)  Report to the governor and the general assembly at least every three years on the status of 911 services statewide, as well as specific efforts to improve efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and levels of service;

  (13)  Conduct and review an annual survey of public safety answering points in Missouri to evaluate potential for improved services, coordination, and feasibility of consolidation;

  (14)  Make and execute contracts or any other instruments and agreements necessary or convenient for the exercise of its powers and functions, including for the development and implementation of an emergency services internet protocol network that can be shared by all public safety agencies;

  (15)  Develop a plan and timeline of target dates for the testing, implementation, and operation of a next-generation 911 system throughout Missouri.  The next-generation 911 system shall allow for the processing of electronic messages including, but not limited to, electronic messages containing text, images, video, or data;

  (16)  Administer and authorize grants and loans under section 650.335 to those counties and any home rule city with more than fifteen thousand but fewer than seventeen thousand inhabitants and partially located in any county of the third classification without a township form of government and with more than thirty-seven thousand but fewer than forty-one thousand inhabitants that can demonstrate a financial commitment to improving 911 services by providing at least a fifty percent match and demonstrate the ability to operate and maintain ongoing 911 services.  The purpose of grants and loans from the 911 service trust fund shall include:

  (a)  Implementation of 911 services in counties of the state where services do not exist or to improve existing 911 systems;

  (b)  Promotion of consolidation where appropriate;

  (c)  Mapping and addressing all county locations;

  (d)  Ensuring primary access and texting abilities to 911 services for disabled residents;

  (e)  Implementation of initial emergency medical dispatch services, including prearrival medical instructions in counties where those services are not offered as of July 1, 2019; and

  (f)  Development and implementation of an emergency services internet protocol network that can be shared by all public safety agencies;

  (17)  Develop an application process including reporting and accountability requirements, withholding a portion of the grant until completion of a project, and other measures to ensure funds are used in accordance with the law and purpose of the grant, and conduct audits as deemed necessary;

  (18)  Set the percentage rate of the prepaid wireless emergency telephone service charges to be remitted to a county or city as provided under subdivision (5) of subsection 3 of section 190.460;

  (19)  Retain in its records proposed county plans developed under subsection 11 of section 190.455 and notify the department of revenue that the county has filed a plan that is ready for implementation;

  (20)  Notify any communications service provider, as defined in section 190.400, that has voluntarily submitted its contact information when any update is made to the centralized database established under section 190.475 as a result of a county or city establishing or modifying a tax or monthly fee no less than ninety days prior to the effective date of the establishment or modification of the tax or monthly fee;

  (21)  Establish criteria for consolidation prioritization of public safety answering points;

  (22)  In coordination with existing public safety answering points, by December 31, 2018, designate no more than eleven regional 911 coordination centers which shall coordinate statewide interoperability among public safety answering points within their region through the use of a statewide 911 emergency services network;

  (23)  Establish an annual budget, retain records of all revenue and expenditures made, retain minutes of all meetings and subcommittees, post records, minutes, and reports on the board's webpage on the department of public safety website; and

  (24)  Promote and educate the public about the critical role of telecommunicator first responders in protecting the public and ensuring public safety.

  5.  The department of public safety shall provide staff assistance to the board as necessary in order for the board to perform its duties pursuant to sections 650.320 to 650.340.  The board shall have the authority to hire consultants to administer the provisions of sections 650.320 to 650.340.

  6.  The board shall promulgate rules and regulations that are reasonable and necessary to implement and administer the provisions of sections 190.455, 190.460, 190.465, 190.470, 190.475, and sections 650.320 to 650.340.  Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, shall become effective only if it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.  This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2017, shall be invalid and void.


(L. 1997 H.B. 816, A.L. 1999 S.B. 436, A.L. 2017 S.B. 503, A.L. 2018 H.B. 1456, A.L. 2019 S.B. 291, A.L. 2023 S.B. 24 merged with S. B. 186)

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