Revision of Model State 911 Plan and Model State 911 Legislative Languages

The laws and funding mechanisms that maintain 911 systems vary significantly in each state according to it unique needs, population, infrastructure and more. With the emergence of new technologies and the eventual implementation of Next Generation 911 (NG911), these laws and funding models must be continually updated to keep pace. The National 911 Program supports states and local leaders facing unique challenges in the transition to NG911 by collaborating with the 911 community to develop tools that addresses planning and legislative changes for the future of 911.

In 2012 and 2013, the 911 Program worked with the National Association of State 911 Administrators (NASNA) to create the Guidelines for State NG911 Legislative Language: Examples and Options for Legislative Language to Facilitate the Deployment of Next Generation 911 and the Model State 911 Plan, which have served the community well in preparation for NG911 implementation. Now, due to the evolution of both technical and governance aspects of the 911 system, it is time to update the documents.

The Program will convene a team of 911 stakeholders to modify and update the existing documents. New versions are expected to be available in September of 2018.

Questions regarding the Model State 911 Plan and Legislative Language can be sent to nhtsa.national911@dot.gov.