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Emergency "911" Act (amended)

BILL NO. 174

(as introduced)

2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
57 Elizabeth II, 2008



Private Member's Bill



Emergency "911" Act
(amended)



Harold Theriault Jr
Digby-Annapolis



First Reading: May 15, 2008

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill enables an emergency notification system to be established that will allow emergency service agencies to contact telephone customers within an emergency service zone regarding an imminent danger or emergency that may affect those customers' health, safety or welfare.

An Act to Amend Chapter 4
of the Acts of 1992,
the Emergency "911" Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Chapter 4 of the Acts of 1992, the Emergency "911" Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 8 the following Section:

8A (1) An emergency service zone may implement an emergency notification system that will allow emergency service agencies to contact customers of Maritime or a CLEC within a specific geographic area regarding an imminent danger or emergency that may affect those customers' health, safety or welfare.

(2) A person who provides an emergency notification system referred to in subsection (1) is a CLEC within the meaning of this Act.

(3) Maritime or a CLEC shall, upon request, provide to each emergency service agency in an emergency service zone the telephone number and address data, including all listed, unlisted and unpublished numbers and addresses for each telephone customer within the emergency service zone.

(4) Maritime or a CLEC may charge a reasonable fee to provide the information referred to in subsection (3).

(5) An emergency service agency shall not request the information referred to in subsection (3) more than once per month.

(6) The information referred to in subsection (3) must only be used for the purpose of this Section.


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