Subdivision 1. Scope.
For the purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in this section have
the meanings given them.
Subd. 2.[Renumbered subd 16]
Subd. 3.[Renumbered subd 14]
Subd. 4.[Renumbered subd 18]
Subd. 5.[Renumbered subd 19]
Subd. 6.[Renumbered subd 17]
Subd. 7. Automatic location identification.
"Automatic location identification" means the
process of electronically identifying and displaying the name of the subscriber and the location,
where available, of the calling telephone number to a person answering a 911 emergency call.
Subd. 8.[Renumbered subd 15]
Subd. 9.[Renumbered subd 13]
Subd. 9a. Callback number.
"Callback number" means a number used by the public safety
answering point to recontact the location from which the 911 call was placed.
Subd. 10. Commissioner.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of public safety.
Subd. 11.[Renumbered subd 20]
Subd. 11a. Emergency location identification number.
"Emergency location identification
number" means a valid North American numbering plan format telephone number, assigned to the
multiline telephone system operator by the appropriate authority, that is used to route the call to
a public safety answering point and is used to retrieve the automatic location identification for
the public safety answering point.
Subd. 11b. Emergency response location.
"Emergency response location" means a location
to which a 911 emergency response team may be dispatched. The location must be specific
enough to provide a reasonable opportunity for the emergency response team to locate a caller
anywhere within it.
Subd. 12.[Renumbered subd 21]
Subd. 13. Enhanced 911 service.
"Enhanced 911 service" means the use of automatic
location identification or local location identification as part of local 911 service provided by an
enhanced 911 system consisting of a common 911 network and database and customer data and
network components connecting to the common 911 network and database.
Subd. 14. Governmental agency.
"Governmental agency" means any unit of local
government or special purpose district located in whole or in part within this state that provides or
has authority to provide fire-fighting, police, ambulance, medical, or other emergency services.
Subd. 15. Local location identification.
"Local location identification" means the process of
locating the origin of calls to a 911 system by means of a periodically updated database located
and maintained at the public safety answering point.
Subd. 16. Metropolitan area.
"Metropolitan area" means the counties of Anoka, Carver,
Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
Subd. 16a. Multiline telephone system.
"Multiline telephone system" means a private
telephone system comprised of common control units, telephones, and control hardware and
software that share a common interface to the public switched telephone network. This includes
network and premises-based systems and systems owned or leased by governmental agencies and
nonprofit entities, as well as for-profit businesses.
Subd. 17. 911 service.
"911 service" means a telecommunications service that automatically
connects a person dialing the digits 911 to an established public safety answering point. 911
(1) customer data and network components connecting to the common 911 network and
(2) common 911 network and database equipment, as appropriate, for automatically
selectively routing 911 calls to the public safety answering point serving the caller's jurisdiction;
(3) provision of automatic location identification if the public safety answering point has the
capability of providing that service.
Subd. 17a. 911 emergency telecommunications service provider.
telecommunications service provider" means a telecommunications service provider or other
entity, determined by the commissioner to be capable of providing effective and efficient
components of the 911 system, that provides all or portions of the network and database for
automatically selectively routing 911 calls to the public safety answering point serving the
Subd. 18. Public safety agency.
"Public safety agency" means a functional division of a
public agency which provides firefighting, police, medical, or other emergency services, or a
private entity which provides emergency medical or ambulance services.
Subd. 19. Public safety answering point.
"Public safety answering point" means a
communications facility operated on a 24-hour basis which first receives 911 calls from persons
in a 911 service area and which may, as appropriate, directly dispatch public safety services or
extend, transfer, or relay 911 calls to appropriate public safety agencies.
Subd. 19a. Secondary public safety answering point.
"Secondary public safety answering
point" means a communications facility that: (1) is operated on a 24-hour basis, in which
a minimum of three public safety answering points (PSAP's) route calls for postdispatch or
prearrival instructions; (2) receives calls directly from medical facilities to reduce call volume
at the PSAP's; and (3) is able to receive 911 calls routed to it from a PSAP when the PSAP is
unable to receive or answer 911 calls.
Subd. 19b. Shared residential multiline telephone system service.
multiline telephone service" means the use of a multiline telephone system to provide service
to residential facilities. For purposes of this subdivision, "residential facilities" means both
single-family and multifamily facilities including extended care facilities and dormitories.
Subd. 20. Wire-line telecommunications service provider.
service provider" means a person, firm, association, corporation, or other legal entity, however
organized, or combination of them, authorized by state or federal regulatory agencies to furnish
telecommunications service, including local service, over wire-line facilities.
Subd. 21. Wireless telecommunications service provider.
service provider" means a provider of commercial mobile radio services, as that term is defined
in United States Code, title 47, section 332, subsection (d), including all broadband personal
communications services, wireless radio telephone services, geographic area specialized and
enhanced specialized mobile radio services, and incumbent wide area specialized mobile radio
licensees, that offers real time, two-way voice service interconnected with the public switched
telephone network and that is doing business in the state of Minnesota.
Subd. 22.[Renumbered subd 9a]
Subd. 23.[Renumbered subd 11a]
Subd. 24.[Renumbered subd 11b]
Subd. 25.[Renumbered subd 16a]
Subd. 26.[Renumbered subd 19b]
History: 1977 c 311 s 2; 1987 c 56 s 1,2; 1990 c 543 s 1; 1994 c 616 s 6; 1995 c 149 s 1;
1997 c 202 art 3 s 18,19; 3Sp1997 c 3 s 1; 2002 c 372 s 2-6; 1Sp2003 c 1 art 2 s 102; 2004 c 282
s 3-7; 2005 c 136 art 10 s 3-6; 2006 c 260 art 6 s 2