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9-1-1 CELLPHONE FEE
(2007-05-24)
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Cell phone users in Michigan could start
paying for county 9-1-1 service under bills approved in the state
Senate.
State law currently lets counties impose a monthly 9-1-1 fee on
land-line bills. But cell phone users don't pay the county fee.
The legislation's sponsor, Senator Cameron Brown of Sturgis,
says that unfairly burdens only land-line users with paying for
emergency systems.
The bills would allow counties to charge 9-1-1 fees to cell
phone users and users of Voice over Internet Protocol.
The bills passed on 35-3 votes and were sent to the House.
Critics of the legislation complain it could be a hidden tax
increase.
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