Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 771.051
Powers and Duties of Commission


(a)

The commission is the state’s authority on emergency communications. The commission shall:

(1)

administer the implementation of statewide 9-1-1 service and the poison control network, including poison control centers under Chapter 777 (Regional Poison Control Centers);

(2)

develop minimum performance standards for equipment and operation of 9-1-1 service to be followed in developing regional plans under Section 771.055 (Strategic Planning), including requirements that the plans provide for:

(A)

automatic number identification by which the telephone number of the caller is automatically identified at the public safety answering point receiving the call; and

(B)

other features the commission considers appropriate;

(3)

examine and approve or disapprove regional plans as provided by Section 771.056 (Submission of Regional Plan to Commission);

(4)

recommend minimum training standards, assist in training, and provide assistance in the establishment and operation of 9-1-1 service;

(5)

allocate money to prepare and operate regional plans as provided by Section 771.056 (Submission of Regional Plan to Commission);

(6)

develop and provide public education materials and training;

(7)

plan, implement, operate, and maintain poison control center databases and assist in planning, supporting, and facilitating 9-1-1 databases, as needed;

(8)

provide grants or contracts for services that enhance the effectiveness of 9-1-1 service;

(9)

coordinate emergency communications services and providers;

(10)

make reasonable efforts to gain voluntary cooperation in the commission’s activities of emergency communications authorities and providers outside the commission’s jurisdiction, including:

(A)

making joint communications to state and federal regulators; and

(B)

arranging cooperative purchases of equipment or services; and

(11)

accept, receive, and deposit in its account in the general revenue fund gifts, grants, and royalties from public and private entities. Gifts, grants, and royalties may be used for the purposes of the commission.

(b)

The commission shall comply with state laws requiring state agencies, boards, or commissions generally to submit appropriations requests to the Legislative Budget Board and the governor and to develop a strategic plan for operations.

(c)

The commission may obtain a commercial license or sublicense to sell 9-1-1 or poison control public education and training materials in this state or in other states. The commission may use all profits from sales for purposes of the commission.

(d)

The commission shall develop and implement policies that clearly separate the policy making responsibilities of the commission and the management responsibilities of the executive director and the staff of the commission.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 36, Sec. 1.05, eff. April 19, 1993; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 638, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1377, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1405, Sec. 13, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 347 (H.B. 1093), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2009.

Source: Section 771.051 — Powers and Duties of Commission, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­771.­htm#771.­051 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

771.001
Definitions
771.031
Composition of Commission
771.032
Application of Sunset Act
771.033
Meetings
771.034
Expenses
771.035
Staff
771.036
Standards of Conduct
771.037
Commission Member Training
771.038
Public Comments
771.039
Complaints
771.040
Negotiated Rulemaking and Alternative Dispute Resolution
771.051
Powers and Duties of Commission
771.052
Agency Cooperation
771.053
Statewide Limitation on Liability of Service Providers and Certain Public Officers
771.054
Effect of Chapter on Emergency Communication Districts
771.055
Strategic Planning
771.056
Submission of Regional Plan to Commission
771.057
Amendment of Plan
771.058
Optional Participation in Plan
771.060
Business Providing Residential Telephone Switches
771.061
Statewide Confidentiality of Information
771.062
Local Adoption of State Rule
771.063
Definition of Local Exchange Access Line and Equivalent Local Exchange Access Line
771.071
Emergency Service Fee
771.072
Equalization Surcharge
771.073
Collection of Fees and Surcharges
771.074
Exemption
771.075
Use of Revenue
771.076
Audits
771.077
Collection of Fees and Surcharges
771.078
Contracts for Services
771.102
Establishment of the Emergency Medical Dispatch Resource Centers Program
771.103
Participation in Program
771.104
Selection of Program Participants and Regional Emergency Medical Dispatch Resource Centers
771.105
Criteria for Emergency Medical Dispatch Intervention
771.106
Funding of Program
771.107
Report to Legislature
771.108
Liability
771.109
Work Group
771.151
Definitions
771.152
Establishment of Pilot Project
771.153
Personnel
771.154
Participation in Pilot Project
771.155
Selection of Pilot Project Participants and Regional Trauma Resource Centers
771.156
Funding of Pilot Project
771.157
Report to Legislature
771.158
Liability
771.159
Project Work Group
771.160
Expiration
771.0315
Eligibility for Membership or to Be General Counsel
771.0316
Grounds for Removal of Commission Member
771.0511
Emergency Services Internet Protocol Network
771.0512
Obligations or Requirements Concerning Voice over Internet Protocol, Internet Protocol Enabled Service, or Commercial Mobile Service or Wireline Service
771.0711
Emergency Service Fee for Wireless Telecommunications Connections
771.0725
Establishment of Rates for Fees
771.0735
Sourcing of Charges for Mobile Telecommunications Services
771.0751
Use of Revenue in Certain Counties

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 771.051’s source at texas​.gov