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House Committee on Energy and CommerceCommunications and TechnologyIntroducedMarch 11th, 2010
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Next Generation 9-1-1 Preservation Act of 2010
To amend the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to enhance and promote the Nation's public safety and citizen activated emergency response capabilities through the use of 9-1-1 services, to further upgrade public safety answering point capabilities and related functions in receiving 9-1-1 calls, and to support in the construction and operation of a ubiquitous and reliable citizen activated system.
Next Generation 9-1-1 Preservation Act of 2010 - Revises provisions of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to provide for matching grants (with a federal share of up to 80%) to eligible entities for: (1) the implementation and operation of E-911 services, migration to an IP-enabled emergency network, and adoption and operation of Next Generation 9-1-1 services and applications; (2) the implementation of IP-enabled emergency services and applications enabled by Next Generation 9-1-1 services, including the establishment of IP backbone networks and the application layer software infrastructure needed to interconnect the multitude of emergency response organizations; and (3) training in 9-1-1 services of public safety personnel, including call-takers, first responders, and other individuals and organizations who are part of the emergency response chain. Defines "9-1-1 services" as service including both E-911 services and Next Generation 9-1-1 services. Defines "Next Generation 9-1-1 services" to mean an IP-based system comprised of hardware, software, data, and operational policies and procedures that: (1) provides standardized interfaces from emergency call and message services to support emergency communications; (2) processes all types of emergency calls, including voice, data, and multimedia information; (3) acquires and integrates additional emergency call data useful to call routing and handling; (4) delivers the emergency calls, messages, and data to the appropriate public safety answering point and other appropriate emergency entities; (5) supports data or video communications needs for coordinated incident response and management; or (6) provides broadband service to public safety answering points or other first responder entities. Requires a report to Congress from: (1) the Administrator of General Services (GSA) identifying the 9-1-1 capabilities of the multi-line telephone system in use by all federal agencies in all federal buildings and properties; and (2) the Comptroller General (GAO) concerning state and local use of 9-1-1 service charges.