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HF 99

as introduced - 91st Legislature, 2020 2nd Special Session (2020 - 2020) Posted on 07/21/2020 01:27am

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 07/20/2020

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; establishing a 911 telecommunicator working group to
establish statewide standards for training and certification; requiring a report.

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

Section 1. new text begin911 TELECOMMUNICATOR WORKING GROUP.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of public safety shall convene a 911
telecommunicator working group that consists of the commissioner, or a designee, and one
representative of each of the following organizations:
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new text begin (1) the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association;
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new text begin (2) the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association;
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new text begin (3) the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association;
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new text begin (4) the Emergency Communications Network;
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new text begin (5) the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association;
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new text begin (6) the Association of Minnesota Counties;
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new text begin (7) the League of Minnesota Cities;
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new text begin (8) tribal dispatchers;
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new text begin (9) the Metropolitan Emergency Services Board;
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new text begin (10) the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board;
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new text begin (11) the Statewide Emergency Communications Board; and
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new text begin (12) each of the Statewide Emergency Communications Board's seven regional boards.
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new text begin (b) Appointments to the working group must be made by October 1, 2020.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Duties; report. new text end

new text begin The working group must submit a report to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over public safety
policy and finance by June 30, 2021. The report must:
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new text begin (1) recommend a statutory definition of 911 telecommunicators;
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new text begin (2) recommend minimum training and continuing education standards for certification
of 911 telecommunicators;
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new text begin (3) recommend standards for certification of 911 telecommunicators;
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new text begin (4) recommend funding options for mandated 911 telecommunicators training; and
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new text begin (5) other recommendations the working group deems appropriate.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin First meeting; chair. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of public safety must convene the
first meeting of the working group by November 1, 2020. At the first meeting, the members
must elect a chair. The working group may conduct meetings remotely.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Compensation; reimbursement. new text end

new text begin Members serve without compensation.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Administrative support. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of public safety must provide
administrative support to the working group.
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new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The working group expires June 30, 2021.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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