Michigan Senate votes to boost 911 fees in phone bills

Dec 7, 2017

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.