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Rep. White bill to upgrade 911 service passes in Texas Senate

Rep. James White
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Updated: May. 26, 2021 at 3:15 PM CDT
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AUSTIN, Texas (KTRE) - An East Texas legislator’s bill to improve technology on 911 services has passed in the Texas Senate.

Rep. James White’s HB 2911 aims to have next generation technology for landline and wireless systems for 911 services.

White (R-HIllister) said the improvement would help first responders find the exact location for callers. For instance, a person could be found on the fifth floor of a hotel.

The bill is expected to go to the governor’s desk for signature into law.

The bill is sponsored by Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills).

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