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Hearing on “Solutions to Strengthen U.S. Public Safety Communications,” Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (September 26, 2018)

Date: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:30am
Location: 
2322 Rayburn House Office Building

The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Solutions to Strengthen U.S. Public Safety Communications.” 

 

Livestream

 

Key Documents

Memorandum from Ranking Member Pallone to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Opening Statement of Ranking Member Pallone as prepared for delivery

Opening Statement of Subcommittee Ranking Member Doyle as prepared for delivery

Preliminary Transcript

 

Legislation

H.R. 6424, 9-1-1 Fee Integrity Act, To amend the Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999, to clarify acceptable 9–1–1 obligations or expenditures, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 5700, National Non-Emergency Mobile Number Act, To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to direct the Federal Communications Commission to designate a national dialing short code for users of mobile voice service to reach public safety personnel in critical, but non-emergency, circumstances.

H.R. 6003, Anti-Swatting Act of 2018, To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for enhanced penalties for the transmission of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information with the intent to trigger an emergency response. 

 

Witnesses

James Curry
Communications Division Head
Hunterdon County (NJ) Department of Public Safety

Testimony 


Eddie L. Reyes
Director of Public Safety Communications
Prince William (VA) County

Testimony

 

Captain Paul Starks
Director, Public Information Office
Montgomery County (MD) Police Department

Testimony