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Title 46, Chapter 5, Section 122 (46-5-122)

As used in this part, the term:

(1) "Addressing" means the assigning of a numerical address and street name (the name may be numerical) to each location within a local government's geographical area necessary to provide public safety service as determined by the local government. This address replaces any route and box number currently in place in the "911" data base and facilitates quicker response by public safety agencies.

(1.1) "Agency" means the Georgia Emergency Management Agency established pursuant to Code Section 38-3-20 unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

(2) "Director" means the director of emergency management appointed pursuant to Code Section 38-3-20.

(3) "Emergency '911' system" means a local exchange telephone service or wireless service which facilitates the placing of calls by persons in need of emergency services to a public safety answering point by dialing the telephone number "911" and under which calls to "911" are answered by public safety answering points established and operated by the local government subscribing to the "911" service. The term "emergency '911' system" also includes "enhanced '911' service," which means an emergency telephone system that provides the caller with emergency "911" system service and, in addition, directs "911" calls to appropriate public safety answering points by selective routing based on the geographical location from which the call originated and provides the capability for automatic number identification and automatic location identification features.

(4) "Exchange access facility" means the access from a particular telephone subscriber's premises to the telephone system of a service supplier. Exchange access facilities include service supplier provided access lines, PBX trunks, and Centrex network access registers, all as defined by tariffs of the telephone companies as approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission. Exchange access facilities do not include service supplier owned and operated telephone pay station lines, Wide Area Telecommunications Services (WATS), Foreign Exchange (FX), or incoming only lines.

(5) "Local government" means any city, county, military base, or political subdivision of Georgia and its agencies.

(6) "'911' charge" means a contribution to the local government for the "911" service start-up equipment costs, subscriber notification costs, addressing costs, billing costs, nonrecurring and recurring installation, maintenance, service, and network charges of a service supplier providing "911" service pursuant to this part, and costs associated with the hiring, training, and compensating of dispatchers employed by the local government to operate said "911" system at the public safety answering points.

(7) "Public agency" means the state and any city, county, city and county, municipal corporation, chartered organization, public district, or public authority located in whole or in part within this state which provides or has authority to provide fire-fighting, law enforcement, ambulance, medical, or other emergency services.

(8) "Public safety agency" means a functional division of a public agency which provides fire-fighting, law enforcement, emergency medical, suicide prevention, civil defense, poison control, drug prevention, child abuse, spouse abuse, or other emergency services.

(8.1) "Public safety answering point" means the public safety agency which receives incoming "911" telephone calls and dispatches appropriate public safety agencies to respond to such calls.

(9) "Service supplier" means a person or entity who provides local exchange telephone service or wireless service to a telephone subscriber.

(10) "Telephone subscriber" means a person or entity to whom local exchange telephone service or wireless service, either residential or commercial, is provided and in return for which the person or entity is billed on a monthly basis. When the same person, business, or organization has several telephone access lines, each exchange access facility shall constitute a separate subscription. When the same person, business, or organization has several wireless telephones, each wireless telecommunications connection shall constitute a separate connection.

(11) "Wireless enhanced '911' charge" means a contribution to the local government for the following:

(A) The costs to the local government of implementing or upgrading, and maintaining, an emergency "911" system which is capable of receiving and utilizing the following information, as it relates to "911" calls made from a wireless telecommunications connection: automatic number identification, the location of the base station or cell site which receives the "911" call, and the location of the wireless telecommunications connection;

(B) Nonrecurring and recurring installation, maintenance, service, and network charges of a wireless service supplier to provide the information described in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph; and

(C) Other costs which may be paid with money from the Emergency Telephone System Fund, pursuant to subsection (e) of Code Section 46-5-134.

(12) "Wireless service" means "commercial mobile service" as defined under Section 332(D) of the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 (47 U.S.C. Section 157 et seq.), regulations of the Federal Communications Commission, and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (P.L. 103-66) and includes real-time, two-way interconnected voice service which is provided over networks which utilize intelligent switching capability and offer seamless handoff to customers. The term does not include one-way signaling service, data transmission service, nonlocal radio access line service, or a private telecommunications service. (13) "Wireless service supplier" means a provider of wireless service.

(14) "Wireless telecommunications connection" means any mobile station for wireless service that connects a provider of wireless service to a provider of local exchange telephone service.

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