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SF 872

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:16am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; designating Statewide Radio Board as Minnesota's
State Interoperability Executive Committee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008,
section 403.36, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2008, section 403.36, subdivision 1f.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 403.36, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 1g. new text end

new text begin State Interoperability Executive Committee. new text end

new text begin (a) In addition to
responsibilities provided for in subdivision 1e, the Statewide Radio Board is designated as
Minnesota's State Interoperability Executive Committee.
new text end

new text begin (b) As Minnesota's State Interoperability Executive Committee, the Statewide
Radio Board shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) develop and maintain a statewide plan for local and private public safety
communications interoperability that integrates with the Minnesota emergency operation
plan;
new text end

new text begin (2) develop and adopt guidelines and operational standards for local and private
public safety communications interoperability within Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (3) promote coordination and cooperation among local, state, federal, and
tribal public safety agencies in addressing statewide public safety communications
interoperability within Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (4) advise the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety on public safety
communications interoperability and on the allocation and use of funds made available to
Minnesota to support public safety communications interoperability;
new text end

new text begin (5) to the extent permitted by federal law, Federal Communications Commission
regulations, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration,
develop guidelines and standards for the efficient use of interoperability frequencies on all
frequency spectrums assigned to public safety users; and
new text end

new text begin (6) to the extent permitted by federal law and treaties with Canada, develop
guidelines and standards that support interoperability with adjoining states and provinces
of Canada along Minnesota's northern border.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 403.36, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Plan contents.

(a) The statewide, shared radio and communication system
project plan must include:

(1) standards, guidelines, and comprehensive design for the system, including use
and integration of existing public and private communications infrastructure;

(2) proposed project implementation schedule, phases, and estimated costs for each
phase of the plan;

(3) recommended statutory changes required for effective implementation and
administration of the statewide, shared trunked radio and communication system; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

new text begin (4) an interoperability committee to make recommendations on the statewide plan
for local and private public safety communications interoperability and on guidelines and
operational standards necessary to promote public safety communications interoperability
within Minnesota; and
new text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end a policy for the lease of excess space or capacity on systems constructed under
the project plan, consistent with section 174.70, subdivision 2, with priority given first to
local units of government for public safety communication transmission needs and second
to any other communications transmission needs of either the public or private sector.

(b) The Statewide Radio Board must ensure that generally accepted project
management techniques are utilized for each project or phase of the backbone of the
statewide, shared radio and communication system consistent with guidelines of the
Project Management Office of the Office of Enterprise Technology:

(1) clear sponsorship;

(2) scope management;

(3) project planning, control, and execution;

(4) continuous risk assessment and mitigation;

(5) cost management;

(6) quality management reviews;

(7) communications management; and

(8) proven methodology.

Sec. 3. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 403.36, subdivision 1f, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end