State House, Providence, RI – The E-911 Commission will have two new commissioners if the Senate passes the companion bill to the unanimously supported House bill. Sponsored by Republican Representative John W. Lyle, Jr., the minority leader of the House (or their designee) and the minority leader of the Senate (or their designee) will be added to this advisory board. The E-911 advisory commission was created to provide insights and recommendations to the director of the emergency telephone system division. Properly funding E-911 operations has been a focus of House Republicans for some time.
“I would like to thank the Speaker for moving this legislation forward,” said Lyle. “Adding these representative voices to the E-911 discussions will hopefully help citizens receive the resources they need and deserve, especially in the unfortunate time of an emergency event.”
Co-sponsors of the bill include Republican House Representative George Nardone, Minority Leader Blake Filippi, Republican Deputy Whip Sherry Roberts and Democratic House Representative William O’Brien.
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