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Legislation & Policy

As new technologies such as Next Generation 911 are developed, multiple government entities may coordinate together in investment and oversight. Shared planning and implementation may require changes to existing laws or additional documentation and legislation. It’s important to know that no federal authority oversees the nation’s 911 system, and most operational funding is dictated by legislation at the state and/or local level. To learn more about states’ 911 legislation, visit the National Association of State 911 Administrators (NASNA).

Below you’ll find links to resources to help navigate governance and legislative changes, including a database that tracks changes to state and territory 911 laws, legislative language and model state 911 plan documents, a current map of the 911 authority structure in each state and territory, and information about two important regulations issued by the Federal Communications Commission, Kari’s Law and RAY BAUM’S Act.

Last Updated: 02/24/2022