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SB20-098

Disaster Response First Informer Broadcaster

Concerning the designation of first informer broadcasters for purposes of emergency response.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subjects:
Local Government
Natural Resources & Environment
State Government
Telecommunications & Information Technology
Bill Summary

The bill directs the governor and the department of public safety to include in disaster preparedness plans the credentialing of first informer broadcasters, whose personnel and vehicles would be authorized to enter areas otherwise closed to the public for the purpose of repairing or maintaining antennas or other infrastructure needed to communicate vital information to the public. A local law enforcement agency or other public official is not liable for any act or omission when a first informer broadcaster is granted access to a closed area.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

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Prime Sponsor

Sen. J. Cooke
Rep. M. Snyder

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COVID-19 Resources
2021 Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book)
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