Mich. Senate votes to boost 911 fees in phone bills
The bill would change how the money is distributed for 911 emergency services
LANSING, Mich. — Bills advancing in Michigan's Legislature would boost 911 fees that are included in phone bills.
The legislation approved 30-6 Wednesday by the Senate goes to the House for consideration next.
It would increase a 19-cent monthly state 911 surcharge to 25 cents and let counties raise 42-cent surcharges to 48 cents. Surcharges also would rise for prepaid phones.
The bill would boost revenue by $20 million annually and change how the money is distributed for 911 emergency services.