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Bill Detail: SB20-098

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Title Disaster Response First Informer Broadcaster
Status Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/05/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Local Government
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • State Government
  • Telecommunications & Information Technology
House Sponsors M. Snyder (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Cooke (R)
House Committee
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 01/14/2020
Description

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.

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