Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 31
COUNTIES AND COUNTY LAW
CHAPTER 48
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS ACT
31-4816.  Idaho public safety communications commission — responsibilities. The responsibilities of the commission are to:
(1)  Determine the status and operability of consolidated emergency communications systems and interoperable public safety communications and data systems statewide;
(2)  Determine the needs for the upgrade of consolidated emergency communications systems and interoperable public safety communications and data systems;
(3)  Determine the costs for the upgrades;
(4)  Recommend guidelines and standards for operation of consolidated emergency communications systems and interoperable public safety communications and data systems;
(5)  Recommend funding mechanisms for future implementation of upgrades;
(6)  Serve as a conduit for the future allocation of federal grant funds to support the delivery of consolidated emergency communications systems and interoperable public safety communications and data systems;
(7)  Serve as the statewide interoperability executive committee (SIEC) for issues related to public safety communications and data communication. Such issues may involve the federal communications commission, national telecommunications information administration and first responder network authority;
(8)  Perform an annual review of the statewide communications interoperability plan and provide the statewide interoperability coordinator with guidance to improve operational and interoperable communications in the state;
(9)  Designate working groups or subcommittees as appropriate, which may include consolidated emergency communications, information technology, cross-jurisdictional relations with Native American tribes, interoperable public safety communications and data systems, the national public safety broadband network or future technologies, and others as deemed necessary by the commission;
(10) Report annually to the legislature of the state of Idaho on the planned expenditures for the next fiscal year, the collected revenues and moneys disbursed from the fund and programs or projects in progress, completed or anticipated;
(11)  Enter into contracts with experts, agents, employees or consultants as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter;
(12) Assist public safety communications stakeholders in the establishment of consolidated emergency communications systems and public safety communications and data systems, and to provide the governance structure through which public safety communications stakeholders can collaborate to advance consistency and common objectives;
(13) Provide integrated facilitation and coordination for cross-jurisdictional consensus building;
(14) Assist in the standardization of agreements for sharing resources among jurisdictions with emergency response communications infrastructure;
(15) Suggest best practices, performance measures and performance evaluation in the integrated statewide strategic planning and implementation of interoperability;
(16) Manage funds as authorized by this chapter;
(17) Pursue budget authorizations for interoperable public safety communications and data systems; and
(18)  Promulgate rules pursuant to the provisions of chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, to carry out the purposes of the commission’s duties.

History:
[31-4816, added 2004, ch. 325, sec. 2, p. 975; am. 2016, ch. 127, sec. 6, p. 370.]


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