Michigan Senate Votes to Boost 911 fees in Phone Bills

Michigan Senate Votes to Boost 911 fees in Phone Bills

December 07, 2017 12:08 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Bills advancing in Michigan's Legislature would boost 911 fees that are included in phone bills.

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The legislation approved 30-6 Wednesday by the Senate (Senate Bill 400) goes to the House for consideration next.

It would increase a 19-cent monthly state 911 surcharge to 25 cents and let counties raise 42-cent surcharges to 48 cents. Surcharges also would rise for prepaid phones.

The bill would boost revenue by $20 million annually and change how the money is distributed for 911 emergency services.


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