Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 536
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  03/20/2019           .                                

       The Committee on Infrastructure and Security (Brandes)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 266 - 307
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 4. The E911 Board for Enhanced 911 Services within
    6  the Department of Management Services shall, by January 1, 2020,
    7  prepare and submit a report on the 911 system and first
    8  responder communications interoperability to the President of
    9  the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The
   10  report must contain findings and recommendations on the most
   11  effective, efficient, and cost effective methods of creating and
   12  implementing a system of receiving and processing emergency 911
   13  calls and dispatching appropriate first responders to the
   14  emergency situation. The report must include an estimate of the
   15  costs of the system. The report must address the following
   16  capabilities for the system:
   17         (1) A requirement that each 911 Public Safety Answering
   18  Point or PSAP in the state have the capability of directly
   19  communicating via radio with the law enforcement, fire, and
   20  emergency medical services providers that are designated first
   21  responders for the service area in which the PSAP receives 911
   22  calls. The PSAP must be able to complete all necessary
   23  communications with the designated first responders without
   24  having to transfer the call, or relay information received
   25  during a 911 call, to another PSAP or emergency communications
   26  center for dispatch.
   27         (2) A requirement that each PSAP that receives 911 calls
   28  have installed, in at least one dispatch console within its
   29  emergency communications center, the primary radio dispatch
   30  channels of every law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical
   31  services provider in the county.
   32         (3) A requirement that each sheriff establish protocols
   33  under which a PSAP that does not dispatch calls for a law
   34  enforcement, fire, or emergency medical services agency can
   35  directly notify on-duty personnel of the first responder agency
   36  of an emergency via radio without having first transferred the
   37  911 call for dispatch to that agency or relayed information via
   38  telephone or other indirect means.
   39         (4) A requirement that each law enforcement agency head,
   40  upon written request of any other law enforcement agency head in
   41  the same county or an adjoining jurisdiction in another county,
   42  authorize the requesting agency to install the other agency’s
   43  primary dispatch channel in their mobile or portable radios.
   46  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   47  And the title is amended as follows:
   48         Delete lines 13 - 29
   49  and insert:
   50         interest; requiring a study and report to the
   51         Legislature by the E911 Board for Enhanced 911
   52         Services within the Department of Management Services
   53         on methods of creating and implementing a system of
   54         receiving and processing emergency 911 calls and
   55         dispatching appropriate first responders to the
   56         emergency situation; specifying capabilities of the
   57         system; providing an effective date.