FCC’s O’Rielly Questions Rhode Island Governor on 9-1-1 Fee Diversion
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 | Comments

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly requested more information from Rhode Island’s governor on the state’s planned efforts to stop 9-1-1 fee diversion practices.

In a letter, the commissioner asked whether Gov. Gina Raimondo would make a formal legislative recommendation to the state general assembly and if the creation of a new dedicated 9-1-1 fund will be contained within a supplemental budget submission or await next year’s budget.

O’Rielly also asked whether excess 9-1-1 fees that go to the state’s general fund will be reduced to the appropriate level or reserved to modernize Rhode Island’s 9-1-1 system.

Last month, O’Rielly used a Rhode Island E911 Summit in Providence to express concern over 9-1-1 fee diversion and called out Rhode Island for being one of the offenders.

The full April 3 letter is here.

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