Commercial Mobile Radio Service Emergency Telecommunications Board (CMRS)

The CMRS Board consists of ten members who are appointed by the Governor.

The Administrator of the CMRS Board who is also the Executive Director of the Office of the 911 Coordinator is appointed by the Governor and serves as a voting board member.

CMRS Board Members

KRS 65.7623 effective July 12, 2006 outlines the membership of the CMRS Board. It states: (1) There is hereby created the Commercial Mobile Radio Service Emergency Telecommunications Board of Kentucky, the "CMRS Board," consisting of ten (10) members, appointed by the Governor as follows: two (2) members shall be employed by or representative of the interest of CMRS providers, of which, one (1) shall be a representative of a Tier III CMRS provider; one (1) member shall be a mayor of a city of the first or second class or urban-county government or his or her designee containing a public safety answering point; one (1) member shall be appointed from a list of local exchange landline telephone companies' representatives submitted by the Kentucky Telephone Association; one (1) member shall be a director of a certified public safety answering point operated by a local governmental entity or a consolidated group of local governmental entities appointed from lists of candidates submitted to the Governor by the Kentucky Firefighters Association, the State Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association; two (2) members shall be appointed from lists of candidates submitted to the Governor by the Kentucky Emergency Number Association and the Association of Public Communications Officials; and one (1) member shall be a director of a certified public safety answering point operated by a local government entity or a consolidated group of local governmental entities. The commissioner of the State Police, or the commissioner's designee, and the CMRS emergency telecommunications administrator also shall be members of the board. Any vacancy on the board shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

CMRS Board Terms

The commissioner and administrator shall serve by virtue of their office. The other members shall be appointed no later than August 15, 1998, for a term of four years and until their successors are appointed and qualified, except that of the first appointments, one (1) shall be for a term of one (1) year, one (1) shall be for a term of two (2) years, one (1) for a term of three (3) years, and two (2) shall be for a term of (4) years. Any member missing (3) consecutive meetings may be removed by majority vote of the remaining voting members.