2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Committee Approved)

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Emergency Response Systems Development (language only)

Item 84.20 #1h

Item 84.20 #1h

Virginia Information Technologies Agency


Page 84, line 36, after "pursuant to § 56-484.17", insert:

"C.1. Pursuant to § 3-2.03 of this act, a line of credit up to $15,000,000 shall be provided to the 9-1-1 Services Board as a temporary cash flow advance.  Funds received from the line of credit shall be used only to support implementation of next generation 9-1-1 service and shall be distributed in a manner consistent with § 56-484.17 (D).  The request for the line of credit shall be prepared in the formats as approved by the Secretary of Finance and Secretary of Administration.

2. The Secretary of Finance and Secretary of Administration shall approve the draw downs from this line of credit prior to the expenditure of funds.

D. During next generation 9-1-1 service planning and deployment, the 9-1-1 Services Board may reimburse a provider for its wireless E-911 CMRS costs, in lieu of reimbursing the provider's costs to deliver 9-1-1 calls to the ESInet points of interconnection pursuant to § 56-48417(D).  The 9-1-1 Services Board may establish the process, criteria, and duration for such reimbursement of CMRS costs but shall continue to ensure that necessary 9-1-1 service and ESInet objectives are achieved."


(This amendment provides the 9-1-1 Services Board a line of credit to accelerate implementation of next generation 9-1-1 service across the Commonwealth. With the amendment, the 9-1-1 Services Board will have sufficient cash flow to fund implementation of next generation 9-1-1 service by the end of fiscal year 2021. In addition, this amendment allows the 9-1-1 Services Board to continue to pay wireless carriers for E9-1-1 until the Commonwealth transitions to next generation 9-1-1 service. When House Bill 1388 and Senate Bill 513 codified next generation 9-1-1 service last year, the 9-1-1 Services Board anticipated that the old funding process would be eliminated sooner. This language allows the Board to deal with this delay and potential future delays.)