ACCA bill impacting 9-1-1 technology is signed into law | Hot 5

  • Published: April 29, 2019
  • This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know

    + Key Dates This Week

    1. ACCA bill impacting 9-1-1 technology is signed into law

    Last Tuesday, SB138 became the first ACCA priority bill of the 2019 Regular Session to be signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey. Effective July 1, Act 2019-70 will update the duties of the Alabama State 9-1-1 Board to provide ongoing administration of the Alabama Next Generation Emergency Network (ANGEN) – a digital system that is our fastest and most resilient to date and is designed to communicate with smartphone technology to allow voice, photos, videos and text messages to flow seamlessly from the public to the 9-1-1 network. Additionally, Act 2019-70 will require the State Board to provide an annual report to our local 9-1-1 districts. Read this new law in its entirety here.

    2. Second Goat Hill Webinar to be held this Thursday

    Attention, All County Leaders! The next ACCA Goat Hill Webinar will take place this Thursday, May 2, at 10:30 a.m. As always, the webinar will be your opportunity to receive the latest information on the session and the bills impacting counties. So, be sure to register for the Goat Hill Webinar here to join us on the morning of May 2. View a draft agenda for the webinar here.

    3. Ethics course set for June 12-13

    Calling All County Leaders! The County Government Education Institute (CGEI) will offer an Ethics for Public Officials and Employees course June 12-13 at the Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center. The course will provide class participants with a sound practical understanding of the overall concept of ethics and a thorough foundation on Alabama’s Ethics Law, as well as other constitutional and statutory provisions impacting the actions of county officials and employees. To register by the May 29 deadline, click here.

    4. Tomorrow is deadline to complete Insurance Renewal Questionnaires

    Tomorrow, April 30, is the deadline to complete the Renewal Questionnaires for ACCA’s Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurers Fund and Liability Self-Insurance Fund. Currently, less than half of the Funds’ participants have completed their questionnaires. For questions or assistance, contact Stephanie Carr, CRS Underwriter. 

    5. May is month to “Step Up” for incarcerated individuals with mental illness

    The month of May has been designated as the National Stepping Up Month of Action, an initiative to reduce the number of individuals with mental illness in jails and improve outcomes for each county’s most vulnerable residents. All counties are encouraged to get involved in this initiative in some capacity, whether by holding an event or open house, issuing a proclamation, or spreading awareness on social media. For counties interested in “Stepping Up” throughout May, you can learn about the many ways to get involved here or even take notes from a fellow county that continues to lead the way on this initiative in Alabama – Cherokee County. View Cherokee County’s recently adopted proclamation here and its plans for the month of May in this press release.


    KEY DATES THIS WEEK

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

    ACCA County Day

    THURSDAY, MAY 2

    Goat Hill Webinar | 10:30 a.m.