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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.Connected telecommunications service provider requirements.

Every owner and operator of a wire-line or wireless circuit switched or packet-based telecommunications system connected to the public switched telephone network 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 shall contract with the county or other governmental agencies operating public safety answering points and with the appropriate wire-line telecommunications service providers or other entities determined by the commissioner to be capable of providing effective and efficient components of the 911 system for the operation, maintenance, enhancement, and expansion of the 911 system.

(b) The contract language or subsequent amendments to the contract must include a description of the services to be furnished to the county or other governmental agencies operating public safety answering points. 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.

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