Many of you may have received the following note with your monthly disbursement of 9-1-1 monies from the PUCO: As you may know the wireless surcharge, which was due to sunset at the end of 2012, was extended by the 129th General Assembly in Substitute House Bill 360 along with companion provisions included in [...]
Today the Ohio House voted 87-4 to concur with the Senate amendments to HB360 and has sent it to the Governor for his signature. He is expected to sign the bill by no later than next week. The bill was passed by both houses as an emergency so there will be no lapse in collections [...]
On Tuesday 12/11, the Ohio House is expected to vote concurrence on the Senate amendments made to HB360. Session will begin at 1:30pm. Stay tuned to ohioapco.org or follow us on Twitter @ohioapco for updates.
The Ohio Senate today passed Amended HB360 on a 28-5 vote. The bill passed as an emergency to ensure there is no lapse in funding for Ohio’s 9-1-1 PSAPs. The amended version now goes to the house for concurrence which should be completed by mid-next week. Funding for 9-1-1 will continue which will ensure that all who live, [...]
On a 10-2 vote, the Senate Energy & Public Utilities committee today approved Senator Hite’s amendment to HB360 and sent it to the full senate for a vote. Critical highlights from the amendment are: The fee is reduced to $0.25/month (and the corresponding 0.50% of plan value for pre-paid) The fee is made PERMANENT The collection & disbursement of [...]
On Wednesday November 28th, Ohio APCO/Ohio NENA Legislative Liaison Jay Somerville offered testimony in front of the Energy & Public Utilities committee of the Ohio Senate on HB360. CLICK HERE to see a copy of his remarks. After testimony, committee chair Senator Shannon Jones directed Senator Cliff Hite to pursue a consensus plan to address [...]
Yesterday, Governor John Kasich signed HB509 into law making the Statewide Emergency Services Network Steering Committee official. Stay tuned to www.ohioapco.org for information on committee appointments and meeting schedules.