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RULE §251.12Commission and Regional Planning Commission Contracts for 9-1-1 Service

(a) Purpose. The purpose of this rule is to implement the requirement in Health and Safety Code §771.078 that the Commission adopt by rule the standard provisions for contracts between the Commission and Regional Planning Commissions (RPCs) for the provisioning of 9-1-1 service.

(b) Per Health and Safety Code §771.078(c), contracts under this section must provide for:

  (1) the reporting of financial information regarding administrative expenses by RPCs in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

  (2) the reporting of information regarding the current performance, efficiency, and degree of implementation of emergency communications services in each RPC's service area;

  (3) the collection of efficiency data on the operation of 9-1-1 answering points;

  (4) standards for the use of answering points and the creation of new answering points;

  (5) quarterly disbursements of money due under the contract, except as provided by paragraph (6) of this subsection;

  (6) the Commission to withhold disbursement to a RPC that does not follow a standard imposed by the contract, a Commission rule, or a statute; and

  (7) a means for the Commission to give an advance on a quarterly distribution under the contract to a RPC that has a financial emergency.

(c) Per a Commission Program Policy Statement (PPS), the Commission provides a standard form for contracts under this section.

(d) Per a Commission PPS, the Commission provides start-up funding to each RPC at the beginning of each fiscal year to avoid financial emergencies resulting from a lack of money to pay initial program expenses.

Source Note: The provisions of this §251.12 adopted to be effective November 21, 1999, 24 TexReg 10044; amended to be effective February 10, 2003, 28 TexReg 1171; amended to be effective August 24, 2003, 28 TexReg 6535; amended to be effective May 2, 2004, 29 TexReg 3956; amended to be effective August 21, 2005, 30 TexReg 4633; amended to be effective December 7, 2008, 33 TexReg 9971; amended to be effective March 5, 2014, 39 TexReg 1357

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