Conn. Bill Would Charge for 911 Calls

By Ari Mason
|  Sunday, May 5, 2013  |  Updated 4:28 PM EDT
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Conn. Bill Would Charge for 911 Calls

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Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would charge users for making certain 911 calls.

Legislators say a statewide law would clear up confusion about local mandates, such as the New Britain ordinance charging landlords for property complaint calls. New Britain officials say residents are not charged for these calls, and that the law is designed to hold landlords accountable.

Opponents, such as the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, worry that the bill will discourage people from reporting real emergencies.

The bill will be discussed in a Planning and Development Committee meeting on Monday.

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