EMERGENCY 9-1-1 SERVICE ENABLING ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 32 of 1986
***** 484.1102 THIS SECTION IS REPEALED BY ACT 260 OF 2012 EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 31, 2021 *****
As used in this act:
(a) "Automatic location identification" or "ALI" means a 9-1-1 service feature provided by the service supplier that automatically provides the name and service address or, for a CMRS service supplier, the location associated with the calling party's telephone number as identified by automatic number identification to a 9-1-1 public safety answering point.
(b) "Automatic number identification" or "ANI" means a 9-1-1 service feature provided by the service supplier that automatically provides the calling party's telephone number to a 9-1-1 public safety answering point.
(c) "Commercial mobile radio service" or "CMRS" means commercial mobile radio service regulated under section 3 of title I and section 332 of title III of the communications act of 1934, chapter 652, 48 Stat. 1064, 47 USC 153 and 332, and the rules of the federal communications commission or provided under the wireless emergency service order. Commercial mobile radio service or CMRS includes all of the following:
(i) A wireless 2-way communication device, including a radio telephone used in cellular telephone service or personal communication service.
(ii) A functional equivalent of a radio telephone communications line used in cellular telephone service or personal communication service.
(iii) A network radio access line.
(d) "Commission" means the Michigan public service commission.
(e) "Committee" means the emergency 9-1-1 service committee created under section 712.
(f) "Common network costs" means the costs associated with the common network required to deliver a 9-1-1 call with ALI and ANI from a selective router to the proper PSAP and the costs associated with the 9-1-1 database and data distribution system of the primary 9-1-1 service supplier identified in a county 9-1-1 plan. As used in this subdivision, "common network" means the elements of a service supplier's network that are not exclusive to the supplier or technology capable of accessing the 9-1-1 system.
(g) "Communication service" means a service capable of accessing, connecting with, or interfacing with a 9-1-1 system, exclusively through the numerals 9-1-1, by dialing, initializing, or otherwise activating the 9-1-1 system through the numerals 9-1-1 by means of a local telephone device, cellular telephone device, wireless communication device, interconnected voice over the internet device, or any other means.
(h) "CMRS connection" means each number assigned to a CMRS customer.
(i) "Consolidated dispatch" means a countywide or regional emergency dispatch service that provides dispatch service for 75% or more of the law enforcement, fire fighting, emergency medical service, and other emergency service agencies within the geographical area of a 9-1-1 service district or serves 75% or more of the population within a 9-1-1 service district.
(j) "County 9-1-1 charge" means the charge allowed under sections 401b and 401e.
(k) "Database service provider" means a service supplier who maintains and supplies or contracts to maintain and supply an ALI database or an MSAG.
(l) "Direct dispatch method" means that the agency receiving the 9-1-1 call at the public safety answering point decides on the proper action to be taken and dispatches the appropriate available public safety service unit located closest to the request for public safety service.
(m) "Emergency response service" or "ERS" means a public or private agency that responds to events or situations that are dangerous or that are considered by a member of the public to threaten the public safety. An emergency response service includes a police or fire department, an ambulance service, or any other public or private entity trained and able to alleviate a dangerous or threatening situation.
(n) "Emergency service zone" or "ESZ" means the designation assigned by a county to each street name and address range that identifies which emergency response service is responsible for responding to an exchange access facility's premises.
(o) "Emergency telephone charge" means the emergency telephone operational charge and emergency telephone technical charge allowed under section 401.
(p) "Emergency 9-1-1 district" or "9-1-1 service district" means the area in which 9-1-1 service is provided or is planned to be provided to service users under a 9-1-1 system implemented under this act.
(q) "Emergency 9-1-1 district board" means the governing body created by the board of commissioners of the county or counties with authority over an emergency 9-1-1 district.
(r) "Emergency telephone operational charge" means a charge allowed under section 401 for nonnetwork technical equipment and other costs directly related to the dispatch facility and the operation of 1 or more PSAPs including, but not limited to, the costs of dispatch personnel and radio equipment necessary to provide 2-way communication between PSAPs and a public safety agency. Emergency telephone operational charge does not include non-PSAP related costs such as response vehicles and other personnel.
(s) "Emergency telephone technical charge" means a charge as allowed under section 401 or 401d for costs directly related to 9-1-1 service including plant-related costs associated with the use of the public switched telephone network from the end user to the selective router, the network start-up costs, customer notification costs, common network costs, administrative costs, database management costs, and network nonrecurring and recurring installation, maintenance, service, and equipment charges of a service supplier providing 9-1-1 service under this act. Emergency telephone technical charge does not include costs recovered under sections 401b(10) and 408(2).
(t) "Exchange access facility" means the access from a particular service user's premises to the communication service. Exchange access facilities include service supplier provided access lines, PBX trunks, and centrex line trunk equivalents, all as defined by tariffs of the service suppliers as approved by the public service commission. Exchange access facilities do not include telephone pay station lines or WATS, FX, or incoming only lines.
(u) "Final 9-1-1 service plan" means a tentative 9-1-1 service plan that has been modified only to reflect necessary changes resulting from any failure of public safety agencies to be designated as PSAPs or secondary PSAPs under section 307.
(v) "Master street address guide" or "MSAG" means a perpetual database that contains information continuously provided by a service district that defines the geographic area of the service district and includes an alphabetical list of street names, the range of address numbers on each street, the names of each community in the service district, the emergency service zone of each service user, and the primary service answering point identification codes.
(w) "Obligations" means bonds, notes, installment purchase contracts, or lease purchase agreements to be issued by a public agency under a law of this state.
(x) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, association, governmental entity, or any other legal entity.
(y) "Prepaid wireless telecommunications service" means a commercial mobile radio service that allows a caller to dial 9-1-1 to access the 9-1-1 system and is paid for in advance and sold in predetermined units or dollars of which the number declines with use in a known amount.
(z) "Primary public safety answering point", "PSAP", or "primary PSAP" means a communications facility operated or answered on a 24-hour basis assigned responsibility by a public agency or county to receive 9-1-1 calls and to dispatch public safety response services, as appropriate, by the direct dispatch method, relay method, or transfer method. It is the first point of reception by a public safety agency of a 9-1-1 call and serves the jurisdictions in which it is located and other participating jurisdictions, if any.
(aa) "Prime rate" means the average predominant prime rate quoted by not less than 3 commercial financial institutions as determined by the department of treasury.
(bb) "Private safety entity" means a nongovernmental organization that provides emergency fire, ambulance, or medical services.
(cc) "Public agency" means a village, township, charter township, or city within the state and any special purpose district located in whole or in part within the state.
(dd) "Public safety agency" means a functional division of a public agency, county, or the state that provides fire fighting, law enforcement, ambulance, medical, or other emergency services.
(ee) "Qualified obligations" means obligations that meet 1 or more of the following:
(i) The proceeds of the obligations benefit the 9-1-1 district, and for which all of the following conditions are met:
(A) The proceeds of the obligations are used for capital expenditures, costs of a reserve fund securing the obligations, and costs of issuing the obligations. The proceeds of obligations shall not be used for operational expenses.
(B) The weighted average maturity of the obligations does not exceed the useful life of the capital assets.
(C) The obligations shall not in whole or in part appreciate in principal amount or be sold at a discount of more than 10%.
(ii) The obligations are issued to refund obligations that meet the conditions described in subparagraph (i) and the net present value of the principal and interest to be paid on the refunding obligations, excluding the cost of issuance, will be less than the net present value of the principal and interest to be paid on the obligations being refunded, as calculated using a method approved by the department of treasury.
(ff) "Relay method" means that a PSAP notes pertinent information and relays it by a communication service to the appropriate public safety agency or other provider of emergency services that has an available emergency service unit located closest to the request for emergency service for dispatch of an emergency service unit.
(gg) "Secondary public safety answering point" or "secondary PSAP" means a communications facility of a public safety agency or private safety entity that receives 9-1-1 calls by the transfer method only and generally serves as a centralized location for a particular type of emergency call.
(hh) "Service supplier" means a person providing a communication service to a service user in this state.
(ii) "Service user" means a person receiving a communication service.
(jj) "State 9-1-1 charge" means the charge provided for under section 401a.
(kk) "Tariff" means the rate approved by the public service commission for 9-1-1 service provided by a particular service supplier. Tariff does not include a rate of a commercial mobile radio service by a particular supplier.
(ll) "Tentative 9-1-1 service plan" means a plan prepared by 1 or more counties for implementing a 9-1-1 system in a specified 9-1-1 service district.
(mm) "Transfer method" means that a PSAP transfers the 9-1-1 call directly to the appropriate public safety agency or other provider of emergency service that has an available emergency service unit located closest to the request for emergency service for dispatch of an emergency service unit.
(nn) "Universal emergency number service" or "9-1-1 service" means public communication service that provides service users with the ability to reach a public safety answering point by dialing the digits "9-1-1".
(oo) "Universal emergency number service system" or "9-1-1 system" means a system for providing 9-1-1 service under this act.
(pp) "Wireless emergency service order" means the order of the federal communications commission, FCC docket No. 94-102, adopted June 12, 1996 with an effective date of October 1, 1996.
History: 1986, Act 32, Imd. Eff. Mar. 17, 1986
Am. 1991, Act 196, Imd. Eff. Jan. 2, 1992
Am. 1994, Act 29, Imd. Eff. Mar. 2, 1994
Am. 1996, Act 313, Imd. Eff. June 24, 1996
Am. 1999, Act 80, Eff. Oct. 27, 1999
Am. 2007, Act 164, Imd. Eff. Dec. 21, 2007
Am. 2012, Act 260, Eff. Jan. 1, 2013
Popular Name: 9-1-1
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