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403.025 911 emergency telecommunications system required.

Subdivision 1. General requirement. Each county shall operate and maintain a 911 emergency telecommunications system.

Subd. 1a. Emergency telephone number 911. The digits 911, so designated by the Federal Communications Commission, must be the primary emergency telephone number within the system. A public safety agency may maintain a separate secondary backup number for emergency calls and shall maintain a separate number for nonemergency telephone calls.

Subd. 2. Multijurisdictional system. The 911 systems may be multijurisdictional and regional in character provided that design and implementation are preceded by cooperative planning on a county-by-county basis with local public safety agencies.

Subd. 3. Wire-line requirements. Every owner and operator of a wire-line telecommunications system shall design and maintain the system to dial the 911 number without charge to the caller.

Subd. 4. Wireless requirements. Every owner and operator of a wireless telecommunications system shall design and maintain the system to dial the 911 number without charge to the caller.

Subd. 5. Pay phone requirements. Every pay phone owner and operator shall permit dialing of the 911 number without coin and without charge to the caller.

Subd. 6. Multistation or PBX system. Every owner and operator of a multistation or private branch exchange (PBX) multiline telephone system shall design and maintain the system to dial the 911 number without charge to the caller.

Subd. 7. Contractual requirements. (a) The state, together with the county or other governmental agencies operating public safety answering points, shall contract with the appropriate wire-line telecommunications service providers for the operation, maintenance, enhancement, and expansion of the 911 system.

(b) The state shall contract with the appropriate wireless telecommunications service providers for maintaining, enhancing, and expanding the 911 system.

(c) The contract language or subsequent amendments to the contract must include a description of the services to be furnished by wireless and wire-line telecommunications service providers to the county or other governmental agencies operating public safety answering points, as well as compensation based on the effective tariff or price list approved by the public utilities commission. The contract language or subsequent amendments must include the terms of compensation based on the effective tariff or price list filed with the public utilities commission or the prices agreed to by the parties.

(d) The contract language or subsequent amendments to contracts between the parties must contain a provision for resolving disputes.

HIST: 1977 c 311 s 1; 2002 c 372 s 1; 2004 c 282 s 2