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Governance & Legislative PSAP Work Session

This event was organized by 9-1-1 and Geospatial Services Bureau (NGS)


Background: At the March 12 meeting of the E-911 Services Board, a plan was proposed for addressing the recommendations contained in the Feasibility Study. That plan organized the recommendations into themes with more detailed plans for execution of each. The plan for the Governance/Legislative issues, included two PSAP work sessions (in addition to many other meetings) to ensure that all localities had an opportunity to provide input and ask questions. The first work session was held in conjunction with the NENA/APCO Conference in VA Beach in late April. The policy committee of the Board is starting to talk about future legislation and a second PSAP work session is needed.

Proposed draft legislative changes

Overview: The agenda for the meeting is to review the work of the policy committee and the draft legislation that will be published early next week. This will give attendees about 10 days to review the draft before the work session. The policy committee meeting, where they will consider the draft legislation, will be held the next day, Friday, July 17, 2015 from 2 – 4 p.m. at CESC (the usual location). If the policy committee discussion results in a recommendation to the Board, they will consider that at their July 23, 2015 meeting at 10 a.m. at CESC.

The legislative changes discussed at the last policy committee meeting were much smaller than the changes discussed earlier on in the process so if you have not participated in a while, this is an excellent opportunity to get caught up on what is being discussed, and more importantly, influence the direction it is going through your input. Since this may impact both the PSAP and GIS functions in the NG9-1-1 ecosystem, both groups are being invited to participate in this discussion. Again, the latest draft legislation will be sent out to both the PSAP and VGIN email list early next week (July 13) for your review. As always, written comments are welcome, especially if you are unable to attend the webinar work session.

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