HONOLULU - In his third State of the State address, Gov. Neil Abercrombie today outlined plans to maximize the state's sound fiscal footing and improving economy by focusing on business innovation, food and energy security, and early childhood education. To read the entire State of the State address, click here.
Establishment and Purpose of the Enhanced 9-1-1 Board:
Act 168/SLH 2011 (the Act) created an Enhanced 9-1-1 Board (the Board) on June 27, 2011 which is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS). This Enhanced 9-1-1 Board (the Board) supersedes the Wireless Enhanced 9-1-1 Board created by Act 159/SLH 2004. The purpose of the Enhanced 9-1-1 Board is to perform administrative duties necessary for administering the 9-1-1 fund and to oversee operations of the Board, including providing technical advisory support.
The purpose of the Act establishes a special dedicated Enhanced 9-1-1 Fund outside the State Treasury whereby moneys in the fund shall be expended exclusively by the Board for the purposes of ensuring adequate funding for the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) to deploy and sustain enhanced 9-1-1 service, developing and funding future enhanced 9-1-1 technologies, and funding expenses of administering the fund.
The collection of these funds is authorized under the below listed Federal Laws:
The Enhanced 9-1-1 Fund was established in accordance with Act 168/SLH 2011, which supersedes the Wireless Enhanced 9-1-1 Fund created by Act 159/SLH 2004. There is established outside the state treasury a special fund, to be administered by the Board. The fund consists of monthly enhanced 9-1-1 surcharge collections imposed on each communications service connection, except connections of the public utility providing telecommunications services and land line enhanced 9-1-1 service through section 269-16.95. The rate of the surcharge is set at 66 cents per month for each communications service connection. The surcharge shall have a uniform application and shall be imposed on each communications service connection operating within the State except:
- Connections billed to federal, state, and county government entities;
- Prepaid connections, and
- Connections provided by public utility providing telecommunications services and land line enhanced 9-1-1 services through section 269-16.95.
All communications service providers and resellers shall bill to and collect from each of their customers a monthly surcharge at the rate established for each communications service connection in HRS §138-4.
The State of Hawaii Enhanced Board is pleased to announce that 197 students from 17 schools participated in the logo and slogan contest. It is evident Hawaii has many talented artist students of all ages. Mahalo to the teachers and principals who helped promote the contest within the school classrooms.
The two students selected as the winning entries were Dina Tuggle from Nanakuli High & Intermediate School and Jenny Tran from R.L. Stevenson Middle School. The winning schools were presented with a check for $911 on behalf of the Enhanced 9-1-1 Board. Congratulations to the winners and their schools! Mahalo to Steven Schutte, chair of the board communications committee, who led this effort. In appreciation to all the teachers and the students who participated, the board has presented each of these individuals with a $10 Subway gift card.
|August Ahrens Elementary|
|Ewa Makai Middle|
|Henry J. Kaiser High|
|Kahuku High & Intermediate|
|Mililani Mauka Elementary|
|Prince David Kawananakoa Middle|
|Princess Nahi'ena'ena Elementary|
|Robert Louis Stevenson Middle|
|Samuel Enoka Kalama Intermediate|
|Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High|
|Nanakuli High & Intermediate|