CS/HB 341 (Amesty) addresses workforce shortages among 911 public safety telecommunicators (911 PSTs). The bill allows the certification of a 911 PST to automatically revert to inactive status for up to six years if not renewed at the end of the two-year certification period. Consequently, certificate holders will no longer have to request their certification to be placed on inactive status or pay the applicable $50 fee required by current law. In addition, the bill provides for retroactive applicability to certificates that have expired or are set to expire in the six-year period preceding the effective date of the bill.
Effective date: Upon becoming law. (Taggart)