(1) The Alabama 9-1-1 Board hereby adjusts the single, monthly statewide 9-1-1 service charge that shall be imposed on each service connection in Alabama that is technically capable of accessing a 9-1-1 system as declared necessary to administer the 9-1-1 Fund and the monthly statewide 9-1-1 charge authorized by Section 11-98-5 and to distribute revenue in the 9-1-1 Fund in accordance with Section 11-98-4.1.
(2) No later than October 1, 2018 and each fifth year afterward, the 9-1-1 Board will adjust the 9-1-1 charge to produce an increase in the baseline 9-1-1 revenues sufficient to increase the amount distributed to each Emergency Communication District (ECD) during the immediately preceding fiscal year by an amount equal to the rate of growth, determined as a percentage, in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for such five year period.
(a) The rate of growth for January 2013 through December 2017 is 7.05%, which requires the Board to adjust the 9-1-1 service charge from $1.75 to $1.86, to be collected by providers beginning January 1, 2019.
(b) The rate of growth for January 2018 through December 2022 is 19.74%, which requires the Board to adjust the 9-1-1 service charge from $1.86 to $2.23, to be collected by providers beginning January 1, 2024.
Chapter Name: COLLECTION AND DISBURSEMENT OF SERVICE CHARGES
Chapter Number: 585-X-4
Rule Number: .10
Author: James T. Sasser
Statutory Authority: Code of Alabama 1975, Sections! 1-98-1, 11-98-4.1, 11-98-5
History: New Rule filed May 17, 2018, adopted and certified on August 2, 2018, effective October 1, 2018. Amended: Published July 31, 2023; effective September 14, 2023.
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