Pennsylvania Senate passed legislation June 23 intended to upgrade
9-1-1 emergency services for cell phone users statewide.
which passed the Senate 48-1, would establish an enhanced wireless
e-9-1-1 emergency telephone system to allow county 9-1-1 centers
to pinpoint the location and phone number of a person who is calling
for emergency assistance.
enhancements would be administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency
Management Agency and paid for through a $1 monthly surcharge on
the state’s wireless phone users.
bill, sponsored by Sen. Joe Conti, R-Bucks, has been forwarded to
the House for consideration.