2023 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 63. Public Health and Safety
§63-2864. Powers and duties.

Universal Citation: 63 OK Stat § 2864 (2023)

The powers and duties of the Oklahoma 9-1-1 Management Authority created in Section 2863 of this title shall be to:

1. Approve or disapprove the selection of the Oklahoma 9-1-1 Coordinator by majority vote of the members. The Authority shall direct the Oklahoma 9-1-1 Coordinator to administer grants approved by the Authority pursuant to this section and perform other duties as it deems necessary to accomplish the requirements of the Oklahoma 9-1-1 Management Authority Act;

2. Prepare grant solicitations for funding for the purposes of assisting public agencies with funding for consolidation of facilities or services, deployment of Phase II technology or successor technology, development of next-generation 9-1-1 regional emergency service networks, and for other purposes it deems appropriate and necessary;

3. Work in conjunction with the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security to create an annual budget for the Authority, which shall be approved by majority vote of the members;

4. Direct the Oklahoma Tax Commission to escrow all or any portion of funds collected pursuant to the Oklahoma 9-1-1 Management Authority Act attributable to a public agency, if the public agency fails to:

  • a.submit or comply with master plans to deliver Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) services as required by the Oklahoma 9-1-1 Management Authority Act and approved by the Authority. Local plans must align with the State’s Master plan to deploy NG9-1-1,
  • b.meet standards of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) limited to call-taking and caller-location technology or comply with an improvement plan to meet such standards as directed by the Authority,
  • c.submit annual reports or audits as required by the Oklahoma 9-1-1 Management Authority Act,
  • d.provide connectivity and interoperability between state, regional and local next-generation systems, or
  • e.comply with the requirements of the Oklahoma 9-1-1 Management Authority Act or procedures established by the Authority;

5. Establish and submit to the Tax Commission a list of eligible governing bodies entitled to receive 9-1-1 telephone fees and establish annual population figures and square miles for the coverage area of the public safety answering points (PSAPs) for the purpose of distributing fees collected pursuant to Section 2865 of this title. Distribution of the net monthly revenue from 9-1-1 fees after the distributions established in Sections 2865, 2866, and 2867 of this title will be provided to eligible governing bodies established by this section as follows:

  • a.a flat rate of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) per month per PSAP, and
  • b.from the remaining balance:
    • (1)ten percent (10%) to be derived by dividing the land area covered by each public agency’s response area by the total land area of the state, and
    • (2)ninety percent (90%) to be derived by dividing the population of each public agency’s response area by the total population of the state using data from the latest available Census estimates as of July 1 of each year;

6. Assist any public agency the Authority determines is performing below NENA standards, as limited by paragraph 4 of this section, according to the improvement plan required by the Oklahoma 9-1-1 Management Authority Act. The Authority shall establish a time period for the public agency to come into compliance after which the Authority shall escrow funds as authorized in this section. Improvement plans may include consideration and recommendations for consolidation with other public agencies, and sharing equipment and technology with other jurisdictions;

7. Require an annual report from public agencies regarding operations and financing of the public safety answering point (PSAP) and approve, modify or reject such reports;

8. Conduct and review audits and financial records of the wireless service providers and review public agencies’ audits and financial records regarding the collection, remittance and expenditures of 9-1-1 wireless telephone fees as required by the Oklahoma 9-1-1 Management Authority Act;

9. Develop a master plan to deploy next-generation 9-1-1 services statewide. This will include the development of performance criteria critical to the function and performance of NG9-1-1 networks and systems;

10. Establish rules for interoperability between state, regional and local NG9-1-1 systems;

11. Facilitate information-sharing among public agencies;

12. Create and maintain best practices databases for PSAP operations;

13. Encourage equipment- and technology-sharing among all jurisdictions;

14. Develop training program standards for public safety telecommunicators for call taking.

  • Training program standards shall include instruction on recognizing the need for and delivery of High-Quality Telecommunicator CPR (T-CPR) that can be delivered by 9-1-1 public safety telecommunicators for acute events requiring CPR including, but not limited to, out-of-hospital cardiac events (OHCA);

15. Mediate disputes between public agencies and other entities involved in providing 9-1-1 emergency telephone services;

16. Provide a clearinghouse of contact information for communications service companies and PSAPs operating in this state;

17. Make recommendations for consolidation upon the request of public agencies;

18. Establish contracts for the necessary equipment and services to deliver 9-1-1 calls to the public safety answering points;

19. Establish an eligible use list for 9-1-1 funds; and

20. Take any steps necessary to carry out the duties required by the Oklahoma 9-1-1 Management Authority Act.

Added by Laws 2016, c. 324, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2016. Amended by Laws 2021, c. 295, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2021; Laws 2022, c. 30, § 7, eff. Nov. 1, 2022; Laws 2023, c. 258, § 7, eff. Nov. 1, 2023.

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