SB 100: "An Act relating to enhanced 911 surcharges imposed by a municipality."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 100 01 "An Act relating to enhanced 911 surcharges imposed by a municipality." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 29.35.131(a) is amended to read: 04 (a) A municipality may, by resolution or ordinance, elect to provide an 05 enhanced 911 system at public safety answering points and [,] may purchase or lease 06 the enhanced 911 equipment or service required to establish or maintain an enhanced 07 911 system at public safety answering points from a local exchange telephone 08 company or other qualified vendor. The municipality [, AND] may impose an 09 enhanced 911 surcharge [, IN AN AMOUNT TO BE DETERMINED BY THE 10 MUNICIPALITY,] on all local exchange access lines that provide telephone service to 11 wireline telephones in the area to be served by the enhanced 911 system and [. A 12 MUNICIPALITY THAT PROVIDES SERVICES UNDER AN ENHANCED 911 13 SYSTEM MAY ALSO BY RESOLUTION OR ORDINANCE IMPOSE AN 14 ENHANCED 911 SURCHARGE] on each wireless telephone number that is billed to 15 an address within the enhanced 911 service area. An [FOR A MUNICIPALITY
01 WITH A POPULATION OF 100,000 OR MORE, AN ENHANCED 911 02 SURCHARGE MAY NOT EXCEED 50 CENTS PER MONTH FOR EACH 03 WIRELESS TELEPHONE NUMBER OR 50 CENTS PER MONTH FOR EACH 04 LOCAL EXCHANGE ACCESS LINE FOR WIRELINE TELEPHONES. FOR A 05 MUNICIPALITY WITH FEWER THAN 100,000 PEOPLE, AN] enhanced 911 06 surcharge may not exceed $2 [75 CENTS] per month for each wireless telephone 07 number and $2 [OR 75 CENTS] per month for each local exchange access line for 08 wireline telephones unless the surcharge is imposed by ordinance approved by the 09 voters of the enhanced 911 service area. The amount of surcharge imposed for 10 each wireless telephone number must equal the amount imposed for each local 11 exchange access line for wireline telephones, and the billing method used for both 12 types of surcharge must be substantially similar. An enhanced 911 service area 13 may be all of a city, all of a unified municipality, or all or part of the area within a 14 borough and may include the extraterritorial jurisdiction of a municipality in 15 accordance with AS 29.35.020. The governing body of a municipality shall review an 16 enhanced 911 surcharge annually to determine whether the current level of the 17 surcharge is adequate, excessive, or insufficient to meet anticipated enhanced 911 18 system needs. The municipality may only use the enhanced 911 surcharge for the 19 enhanced 911 system.