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2019 House Bill 4249: Revise multiline phone service 9-1-1 mandate

Public Act 30 of 2019

Introduced by Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R) on February 26, 2019
To repeal a law that requires businesses or other organizations that have a multiline telephone system to install additional equipment that reveals where in the building a 911 call comes from. The bill would also rescind administrative rules that have been promulgated by regulators under the 2016 law that imposed this mandate on employers, which critics say far exceed the scope envisioned in that bill.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Communications and Technology Committee on February 26, 2019
Reported in the House on May 1, 2019
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on May 1, 2019
Reported in the House on May 21, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 106 to 3 in the House on May 24, 2019.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To repeal the authority of the Michigan Public Service Commission to impose rules on businesses and organizations with multiline telephone systems, and instead spell out the relevant rules in state statute (law). Specifically, the bill would require businesses or other organizations that have a multiline telephone system to install additional equipment that reveals where in the building a 911 call comes from, subject to various facility size thresholds. Among other details, the mandate would extend only to locations with more than 7,000 square feet of "work space," but "single-floor locations that have less than 20,000 square feet of work space and fewer than 20 communications devices" would be exempt. The bill was introduced in response to rules that have been promulgated under a 2016 law that critics say far exceed the scope envisioned by the authors of that law.
Received in the Senate on June 4, 2019
Referred to the Senate Energy and Technology Committee on June 4, 2019
Reported in the Senate on June 5, 2019
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on June 25, 2019

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