Title 46, Chapter 5, Section 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
(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
(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
(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
(9) "Service supplier" means a person or entity who provides local
exchange telephone service or wireless service to a telephone
(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
(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
(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
(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.