7 U.S. Code § 940e - Expansion of 911 access
(a) In general
Subject to subsection (c) and such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe, the Secretary may make loans under this subchapter to entities eligible to borrow from the Rural Utilities Service, State or local governments, Indian tribes (as defined in section 450b of title 25), or other public entities for facilities and equipment to expand or improve in rural areas—
(2) integrated interoperable emergency communications, including multiuse networks that provide commercial or transportation information services in addition to emergency communications services;
(b) Loan security
Government-imposed fees related to emergency communications (including State or local 911 fees) may be considered to be security for a loan under this section.
(c) Emergency communications equipment providers
The Secretary may make a loan under this section to an emergency communication equipment provider to expand or improve 911 access or other communications or technologies described in subsection (a) if the local government that has jurisdiction over the project is not allowed to acquire the debt resulting from the loan.
Source(May 20, 1936, ch. 432, title III, § 315, as added Pub. L. 107–171, title VI, § 6102,May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 415; amended Pub. L. 110–234, title VI, § 6107,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1198; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title VI, § 6107,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1959; Pub. L. 113–79, title VI, § 6103,Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 851.)
Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
2014—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 113–79substituted “2018” for “2012”.
2008—Pub. L. 110–246, § 6107, amended section generally, substituting provisions relating to expansion of access, loan security, emergency communications equipment providers, and authorization of appropriations, consisting of subsecs. (a) to (d), for provisions relating to expansion of access and authorization of appropriations, consisting of subsecs. (a) and (b).
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment