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FCC Finds Some States Raid 911 Fees

In a report requested by Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says their survey of states found 27 that are using the 911 surcharges and fees they collect only for 911-related purposes, but also found 12 states that allow the funds to be used for other programs. The FCC also learned that seven states cannot confirm how 911 funds are spent, “because they do not have oversight in the matter.” The survey covered each state, the District of Columbia and most territories, and includes state and county-collected fees. Download (pdf) the cover letter and 18-page report here, and then the Appendix (39 Mb) that includes letters from all the responding states.

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