The Government and Administration Committee of the Legislative Assembly affirmed on Tuesday a bill that seeks to provide more resources to the 9-1-1 Emergency System. This is a reform of the 9-1-1 creation law that aims to strengthen the institution financially.
According to the proposal, the System will be financed with a rate of 1% on the monthly billing of the total revenues for telecommunications services available to the public.
It includes the services of mobile telephony, traditional telephony, VoIP telephony, fixed and mobile Internet, lines, as well as the development and improvement of communications with the institutions attached to the system.
Silvia Sánchez, legislator of the National Liberation Party (PLN) and president of the commission, said that 9-1-1 manages a great inter-institutional coordination work for the execution of operative actions that allow, in a simultaneous and timely manner, the attention of emergency situations, making Costa Rica an example in Latin America, by implementing in a single number and system the channeling of aid to the population.
The initiative will now pass to the Legislative Plenary for discussion and voting.