Policy Documents

Report to Congress on State Collection and Distribution of 911 and Enhanced 911 Fees and Charges

Federal Communications Commission –
December 21, 2012

This Report to Congress on State Collection and Distribution of 911 and Enhanced 911 Fees and Charges is submitted by the Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (Commission),  pursuant to the New and Emerging Technologies 911 Improvement Act of 2008 (NET 911 Act).  Prepared by Commission staff in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau), this is the fourth such annual report on the collection and distribution of 911 and Enhanced 911 (E911) fees and charges by the states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, and the Indian territories, and covers the period January 1 to December 31, 2011. As discussed below, 45 states plus Puerto Rico submitted information indicating that they use collected 911/E911 funds exclusively for 911/E911 purposes. Five states and Guam report that they use or are allowed to use collected funds, at least in part, to support programs other than 911 and E911.