Broadcasters during emergencies or disasters.

Authors: Representative Kevin Mahan

Co-authors: Representative Randall Frye, Representative Dan Forestal, Representative John Price

Sponsors: Senator Michael Crider, Senator Travis Holdman, Senator James Merritt

Co-Sponsors: Senator James Arnold

Digest

Provides that: (1) broadcasters shall develop comprehensive and coordinated plans for preparation for and responding appropriately to an emergency or disaster; and (2) any statewide organization or a member of a statewide organization that represents broadcasters may establish a program for training and certifying broadcast engineers and technical personnel as first response broadcasters. Provides that: (1) communications service providers shall develop comprehensive and coordinated plans for preparation for and responding appropriately to an emergency or disaster; and (2) any statewide organization or a member of a statewide organization that represents communications service providers may establish a program for training and certifying broadcast engineers and technical personnel as first response broadcasters. Makes technical corrections.