Committee to Consider E-911 Reauthorization Amendment

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 2, to consider a comprehensive amendment to House Bill 911, E-911 reauthorization legislation that would change the way county operations are supported, according to Committee Chairman Senator Randy Vulakovich.

The meeting is set for 11 a.m. in Room 8E-B in the State Capitol East Wing, Harrisburg.

“The amendment I will offer would make several changes to the bill that was sent to the Senate by the House,” Senator Vulakovich said. “These changes are the result of the two hearings the committee held on the bill and input provided by a number of individuals and organizations.”

The current fee on wireless devices is set to expire on June 30, 2015, unless the law is reauthorized.

The committee is also scheduled to consider Senate Bill 299, legislation introduced by Senator Lisa Baker that would allow municipalities to provide volunteer firefighters and EMTs with a waiver from the local Earned Income Taxes, and Senate Bill 370, legislation introduced by Senator Don White that removes the five-year sunset provision for volunteer fire companies that merge and receive funds through the Fire and EMS Grant Program.

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Contact: Nate Silcox
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More information about state issues is available at Senator Vulakovich’s website, www.senatorvulakovich.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SenatorRandyVulakovich.