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June 5, 2013
To: All Telephone Service Providers - Regulatory and/or Tax Department
SUBJECT: 9-1-1 Service Fee Rate Change
In 2012, the Alabama Legislature altered the method of providing funding for 9-1-1 service in Alabama by completely overhauling the process for collecting consumer fees on voice communication services in Alabama. This law, Public Act 2012-293 (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”), created a 13-member board, including representatives of the Emergency Communication Districts (“ECDs”) and providers of telecommunication services, to among other duties and responsibilities, determine baseline funding for existing ECDs and establish a statewide rate based upon funding needs. For the last several months, this Board has been working in compliance with the requirements of the law that will ultimately lead to a single, statewide service charge on all voice communication service connections in Alabama.
The 1st Qtr meeting will be 1/23/2014 in Tuscaloosa. Location and time to be announced.
Executive Board meeting will be 1/22/2014. Location and time to be announced.
NENA honored one of the organization's past presidents, John Ellison, with the prestigious William E. Stanton Award for his continued devotion to and advocacy of public safety and 9-1-1. John was unable to attend the conference, so the Alabama NENA delegation accepted his award by his request with the song "Sweet Home Alabama" playing in the background. We are proud of John and greatly appreciate his dedication to 9-1-1.
Thank you John and Congratulations.
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