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Public Safety Emergency Communications Systems (Oppose – Preemption) 

HB 587 (Snyder) revises requirements for minimum radio signal strength for fire department communications; requires the state fire marshal to adopt minimum radio coverage design criteria for public safety emergency communications systems and minimum standards for interior radio coverage and signal strength in buildings; requires a local jurisdiction's public safety emergency communications system be certified as meeting or exceeding certain criteria before new and existing buildings are required to install or to be assessed for two-way radio communications enhancement systems; requires local jurisdictions to produce radio coverage heatmaps and prohibits local jurisdictions from withholding certificates of occupancy under certain circumstances. (Taggart)