FCC Report Finds Continued 911 Fee Diversion by States

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The Federal Communications Commission has published its twelfth annual report to Congress on the collection and distribution of 911 fees by states.  The report finds continued diversion of 911 fees by some states.  It finds that in 2019, states and territories collected more than $3 billion in 911 fees, with over $200 million diverted by five states (Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and West Virginia) for non-911 purposes.  The FCC also issued a Public Notice seeking comment on the findings in the report.  Comments on the report are due January 7, 2021, and reply comments are due by January 22.

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