Cheryl Kagan | Maryland State Senator - District 17

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2019 
Senator Cheryl C. Kagan
District 17 (Rockville & Gaithersburg)

PRESS RELEASE: Final 9-1-1 Commission Meeting of 2019

(ANNAPOLIS, MD) Maryland’s 9-1-1 Commission will debate and vote on its recommendations for the 2020 legislative session on Tuesday. They are expected to include issues like jamming 9-1-1 phone lines; mental health services for our 9-1-1 Specialists; and a modified State entity to coordinate and oversee the upgrades in our emergency centers. Its work last year resulted in three new laws addressing technology, cybersecurity, staffing, funding, and oversight.

The Commission is comprised of a cross-section of 9-1-1 Center directors; technology and telecommunications industry representatives; cybersecurity experts; a bipartisan group of legislators; and other stakeholders to help Maryland transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 technology. “Due to the work of this Commission, Maryland has been attracting national attention for being on the cutting edge of policies that will facilitate the shift to Next Gen 9-1-1,” said Senator Cheryl Kagan, Chair of the Commission.

WHAT: The Maryland 9-1-1 Commission’s final 2019 meeting & voting session. It will be live-streamed at : beginning promptly at 10:00am on October 15.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (might adjourn earlier!)
WHERE: Joint Hearing Room, Annapolis, Maryland
The agenda for the meeting can be found below. Members of the press and the public are welcome to attend or watch the meeting online. (Please note: the working lunch meetings will be open to the public but will not be live-streamed.)
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks (5 Min)
  • Introductions (10 Min)
  • Subcommittee Recommendations and Voting (60 minutes)
    • Finance & Structure
    • Oversight & Accountability
    • Staffing & Operations
    • Technology and Cybersecurity
  • Subcommittee Breakouts – Lunch will be provided (2 hours)
  • Discuss Outstanding Subcommittee Topics and Recommendations
  • (Review of subcommittee draft report section – time permitting)
    • Finance & Structure
    • Oversight & Accountability
    • Staffing & Operations
    • Technology and Cybersecurity
  • Reconvene for Subcommittee Reports on New or Pending Recommendations (60 min)
  • Timelines and Expectations (15 min)
    • Timetable for Annual Report
    • Beyond December 1, 2019
      • Legislative Action
      • Commission Work
  • Closing Remarks & Adjournment
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About Senator Cheryl C. Kagan: Senator Kagan (D) is in her second term representing District 17, Gaithersburg and Rockville. First elected in 1994 to the House of Delegates, Kagan served two terms before stepping down to work in the nonprofit sector. In 2014, Kagan was elected to the State Senate. Last year, the Maryland Association of Counties recognized Senator Kagan for her leadership on 9-1-1 and other key local government priorities. She was named the 2018 National Leader by the  Next Generation 9-1-1 Institute .
Members of the Commission celebrate the three bills they helped craft during the 2019 legislative session at a bill signing on April 30, 2019.
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