Chamber Approves 911 Legislation
In its session yesterday, Wednesday 4 June, the Chamber of Deputies declared the legislative proposal to be urgent and approved the Law that creates the 911 emergency call and response system after one reading. The program will receive government funding during the initial stages. Legislators say the first stages of the program will cost some RD$2 billion. The proposal was unanimously approved by the 123 deputies present at yesterday’s session, who also rejected the proposed RD$20 tax to be added to phone bills. This legislation will make 911 the only emergency number in the Dominican Republic. It involves the installation of 1,000 video cameras, 300 new vehicles for the Police, 300 new ambulances and motorcycles and 200 first aid units for first responders.
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