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NG 911 passes despite alarm industry concerns

February 29, 2012Rich Miller

VIENNA, Va.—A provision to establish Next Generation 911 became law Feb. 22 as part of the payroll tax bill, including language the alarm industry feared might allow unverified PERS calls to stream into PSAPs. But agreements have been reached that will prevent the measure from having a negative impact on central stations, according to the Alarm Industry Communications Committee. The AICC had been lobbying members of Congress since December to change H.R. 3630—the Middle Class Tax Relief...

Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC), Lou Fiore, Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, National Emergency Number Association, NENA, Next Generation 911, NG911, Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs)

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Congress passes NG 911 provision: Is it a threat to PSAPs?

February 22, 2012Rich Miller

At more than 100 pages, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012—H.R. 3630, the so-called "payroll tax" bill that passed Congress last week—is a daunting read for just about anyone outside the Capitol. There's a lot in it that doesn't pertain to tax relief or job creation, including items of great interest to the alarm industry, and now it is law. A lot was changed during the months-long process of getting the bill through the partisan morass, but one item of...

Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), frequency spectrum, NENA, Next Generation 911

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Next Gen 911: On hold for the holidays?

December 21, 2011Rich Miller

Next Generation 911 is on hold, but don't blink. It will return, if not tomorrow or next week, then when Congress reconvenes in 2012. The provision, which was attached to H.R. 3630—“The Middle Class Tax Relief, Job Creation and Let's Beat Santa Home Act of 2011”—was removed from the version of the legislation that made it through the Senate last weekend. But it wasn't removed because senators didn't like it, according to Bob Bonifas, who has lobbied on Capitol Hill in an effort...

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