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Title 30 : Public Service


(Cite as: 30 V.S.A. § 7053)
  • § 7053. Board; responsibilities and powers

    (a) The Board shall be the single governmental agency responsible for statewide Enhanced 911. To the extent feasible, the Board shall consult with the Agency of Human Services, the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Public Service, and local community service providers on the development of policies, system design, standards, and procedures. The Board shall develop designs, standards, and procedures and shall adopt rules on the following:

    (1) The technical and operational standards for public safety answering points.

    (2) The system database standards and procedures for developing and maintaining the database. The system database shall be the property of the Board.

    (3) Statewide, locatable means of identifying customer location, such as addressing, geo-coding, or other methods of locating the caller.

    (4) Standards and procedures to ensure system and database security.

    (b)-(d) [Repealed.]

    (e) The Board is authorized:

    (1) to make or cause to be made studies of any aspect of the Enhanced 911 system, including service, operations, training, database development, and public awareness;

    (2) to accept and use in the name of the State, subject to review and approval by the Joint Fiscal Committee, any and all donations or grants, both real and personal, from any governmental unit or public agency or from any institution, person, firm, or corporation, consistent with the rules established by the Board and the purpose or conditions of the donation or grant; and

    (3) to exercise all powers and conduct such activities as are necessary in carrying out the Board's responsibilities in fulfilling the purposes of this chapter.

    (f) The Board shall adopt such rules as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter, including, where appropriate, imposing reasonable fines or sanctions against persons that do not adhere to applicable Board rules.

    (g), (h) [Repealed.]  (Added 1993, No. 197 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 2011, No. 64, § 1, eff. June 2, 2011.)