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CS/HB 1227 — Certification of 911 Public Safety Telecommunicators

by Judiciary Committee; and Rep. Drake and others (CS/SB 514 by Community Affairs Committee; and Senators Dean and Oelrich)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Community Affairs Committee (CA)

This bill authorizes a sworn state-certified law enforcement officer to perform as a 911 public safety telecommunicator on an occasional or limited basis. The officer must pass the 911 public safety telecommunicator certification examination prior to performing these duties. An officer who fails the examination must complete a Department of Health approved training program before retaking the examination.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2012.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 116-0