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File #: Int 1158-2016    Version: * Name: Routing of cellular 9-1-1 calls near the geographic boundaries of the city of NY.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Technology
On agenda: 4/20/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to a report on the routing of cellular 9-1-1 calls near the geographic boundaries of the city of New York
Sponsors: Joseph C. Borelli, James Vacca, Steven Matteo, Donovan J. Richards, Fernando Cabrera , Annabel Palma, Karen Koslowitz, Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: This bill would require the Commissioner of Information Technology and Telecommunications to report on the misrouting of cellular 9-1-1 calls near the geographic boundaries of the city.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1158, 2. April 20, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Committee Report 6/17/16, 4. Hearing Testimony 6/17/16, 5. Hearing Transcript 6/17/16, 6. Opening Statement - Council Member Elizabeth Crowley
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Int. No. 1158

By Council Members Borelli, Vacca, Matteo, Richards, Cabrera, Palma, Koslowitz and Rosenthal

 

A Local Law in relation to a report on the routing of cellular 9-1-1 calls near the geographic boundaries of the city of New York

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Report on the routing of cellular 9-1-1 calls near the geographic boundaries of the city of New York. a. No later than six months after the effective date of this local law, the commissioner of information technology and telecommunications shall submit to the council and mayor a report on the routing of 9-1-1 calls originating from cellular phones located near the geographic boundaries of the city of New York to a public safety answering point located in a different jurisdiction from the caller.

b. Such report shall include the following information for the calendar year immediately preceding the effective date of this local law, provided that if the effective date occurs less than three months before the end of a calendar year then such information shall be provided for that calendar year:

1. the number of 9-1-1 calls originating from cellular phones within city limits that were routed to a public safety answering point outside the city, disaggregated by receiving public safety answering point, to the extent known;

2. the number of 9-1-1 calls originating from cellular phones outside of city limits that were routed to a public safety answering point within the city in the prior calendar year;

3. a description of the current method or methods for determining how to route 9-1-1 calls originating from cellular phones located near the geographic boundaries of the city;

4. a description of the protocols or agreements between the city and neighboring jurisdictions or telecommunications providers, in place to address or redirect 9-1-1 calls originating from cellular phones located in a different jurisdiction when received by the city’s public safety answering point and when received by a neighboring jurisdiction’s public safety answering point;

5. an evaluation of the possibilities and limitations in current geolocation technology for reducing instances of misrouted cellular 9-1-1 calls; and

6. recommendations on how, through technology, policy, agreement or other means, the misrouting of 9-1-1 calls could be reduced or prevented.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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