[HISTORY: Adopted by the Suffolk County Legislature as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable. Uncodified sections of certain local laws amending these provisions are included at the end of this chapter.]
Emergency telephone system — See Ch. 441.
[Adopted 11-21-2017 by L.L. No. 6-2018]
This Legislature hereby finds and determines that the New York Legislature repealed Suffolk County's authority to impose and collect a wireless communications surcharge under Article 6 of the New York County Law and, in its place, authorized the County to impose a new state-administered wireless surcharge pursuant to New York Tax Law § 186-g (Part EEE of Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2017). This Legislature further finds that by the enactment of Resolution No. 647-2017, the County of Suffolk repealed its old wireless communications surcharge law and authorized the new state-administered surcharge, effective December 1, 2017. This Legislature also finds that the repealed County wireless surcharge law included provisions ensuring that non-County public safety answering points (PSAPs) would receive an equitable share of the revenue from the wireless surcharge. This Legislature believes that non-County PSAPs should continue to receive a predictable and fair share of the surcharge revenue. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to ensure that non-County PSAPs will continue to receive, at a minimum, 20% of wireless surcharge revenues to offset the costs of providing enhanced wireless 911 services to the residents of Suffolk County.
The Suffolk County E-911 Commission is hereby authorized to include in its annual budget request a proposed allocation of wireless surcharge monies to qualified public safety answering points (PSAPs).
No less than 20% of the surcharge moneys in any fiscal year shall be allocated to the non-County PSAPs. The amount allocated to each non-County PSAP shall be determined by a majority of the representatives of the non-County PSAPs of the E-911 Commission and set forth in the intermunicipal agreement required under § 441-3C of the Suffolk County Code.
Surcharge moneys remitted to the County in any fiscal year, and allocated to non-County PSAPs in the annual budget, shall be distributed to the PSAPs based in proportion to the actual cash collections and made quarterly within 60 days of the end of each quarter. In no event will surcharge moneys be distributed to a non-County PSAP in the absence of an intermunicipal agreement between the County and the PSAP.
This article shall apply to all actions occurring on or after the effective date of this article.