New York County Law
Expedited Deployment Funding of Local Public Safety Answering Points
§ 333. Expedited deployment funding of local public safety answering points.
1. Only local public safety answering points designated and operated by a governmental entity, other than the state police, shall be eligible for expedited deployment funding.
2. To apply for expedited deployment funding, such local public safety answering points shall submit a written enhanced wireless 911 plan. An enhanced wireless 911 plan shall include the following information and such other information as may be required pursuant to standards adopted by the board:
(a) a timeframe for planned enhanced wireless 911 implementation;
(b) a list of all wireless service suppliers licensed to provide service in the county;
(c) a financial plan, including a summary of projected costs related to equipment purchase, installation and approved maintenance necessary to provide enhanced wireless 911 service;
(d) a list of specific projects eligible for expedited deployment funding contained in the financial plan;
(e) a description of technologies to be used to provide enhanced wireless 911 service;
(f) documentation supporting the local public safety answering point’s ability to receive and utilize enhanced wireless 911 information within one hundred eighty days of the submission of the plan; and
(g) a resolution from the governmental entity supporting the local public safety answering point’s request for expedited deployment funding.
3. The board shall have ninety days to review and approve such local public safety answering point’s enhanced wireless 911 plan. The plan shall be determined by the board to be complete or incomplete within ninety days of receipt of the plan. If the board does not issue a determination of completeness or incompleteness within ninety days of receipt of the plan, the plan shall be deemed approved. Upon approval of the local public safety answering point’s plan, the board shall submit recommendations for expedited deployment funding contained in an approved enhanced wireless 911 plan to the New York state dormitory authority on a monthly basis pursuant to the provisions of section sixteen hundred eighty-nine-h of the public authorities law.
4. (a) The dormitory authority shall make final determinations with respect to such recommendations not later than the end of the following month and shall convey such recommendations to the department of state.
(b) The department of state, in accordance with the final determinations by the dormitory authority, shall distribute monies appropriated for this purpose to the local public safety answering point for the payment of eligible wireless 911 service costs pursuant to this section and in accordance with the provisions of section sixteen hundred eighty-nine-h of the public authorities law.
(c) A local public safety answering point whose plan has been denied or who has been denied funding may appeal such denial to the board.
5. Following distribution of expedited deployment funds, the local public safety answering points shall submit receipts to accompany the approved vouchers demonstrating that such expenditures have been incurred. Any local public safety answering point which utilizes expedited deployment funding for purposes other than those authorized by the board shall be provided with written notice by the board of such unauthorized expenditures. Upon receipt of the notice, the local public safety answering point shall cease making any expenditure involving expedited deployment funding. The local public safety answering point may petition and shall receive a hearing before the board within a reasonable time. At the board’s discretion, the local public safety answering point shall be required to refund within thirty days any expedited deployment funding spent on unauthorized expenditures. Local public safety answering points which fail to cease making unauthorized expenditures or fail to comply with a request to refund expedited deployment funding shall be subject to a suspension of future funding by the board.
6. Money shall not be allocated for any item other than eligible wireless 911 service costs as defined in subdivision sixteen of section three hundred twenty-five of this article.