§ 42-7-7. Transfer of functions from the E-911 uniform emergency telephone system authority to the executive department of public safety.
(a) There is hereby transferred to the department of public safety all of the powers, authority and duties necessary to operate the E-911 uniform emergency telephone system contained in chapter 21 of title 39.
(b) The corporate existence of the E-911 uniform emergency telephone system authority is hereby terminated and all its rights and properties are hereby vested in the E-911 uniform emergency telephone system division in the department of public safety of the state of Rhode Island.
(c) In addition to any of its other powers and responsibilities, the department of public safety is authorized and empowered to accept any grants made available by the United States government or any agency thereof, and the division, with the approval of the governor, is authorized and empowered to perform such acts and enter into all necessary contracts and agreements with the United States of America or any agency thereof as may be necessary in such manner and degree as shall be deemed to be in the best interest of the state. The proceeds of grants so received shall be paid to the general treasurer of the state and by him or her deposited in a separate fund and shall be utilized for the purposes of the grants.
(d) E-911 uniform emergency telephone system benefits are extremely valuable and this service would be an enhancement to the quality of life throughout our state.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 126, art. 36, § 2; P.L. 2008, ch. 100, art. 9, § 10.)