9-1-1 Model Legislation

The following documents, created by members of the NENA Regulatory/Legislative Committee, have been developed to assist public safety and government leaders in the formulation of legislation on key 9-1-1 topics.

Multi-Line Telephone Systems (MLTS) E9-1-1

Recent technology innovations have made it important to update the NENA MLTS Model Legislation. The following revised Policy document which updates model legislation originally developed in 2000 reflects changes in IP technology; Implementation & Testing; Training and the use of building code Fire Zones to facilitate the creation of the Emergency Response Location.

MLTS E9-1-1 Model Legislation (PDF)

Prepaid Wireless 9-1-1 Fees

This document is intended to assist the drafting of new or modified rules, regulations or statutes concerning the application of 9-1-1 fees/surcharges for prepaid wireless service. The language provides more than one method for implementing a 9-1-1 fee/surcharge for prepaid wireless service. This approach was taken due to the reality that not all stakeholders in the states (prepaid wireless service providers, retail providers, 9-1-1 governing authorities, Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and others) will necessarily agree on a single method to impose and collect a 9-1-1 fee for prepaid wireless service. The options described in the document have largely been taken from versions of existing state statutes with some modifications.

Prepaid Wireless 9-1-1 Fee Model Legislation (PDF)