The move will certainly push the issue further in favor of the agencies. They have and will continue to use the excuse that reprogramming tens of thousands of radios will be cost prohibitive for all the agencies that have already switched. I would not be surprised if they lobbied The State to foot the bill should the law pass, which would be pretty much a nonstarter.Makes you wonder if all this sudden urgency is a preemptive move in case the state ever does pass an "Open Dispatch" law.
If it's already in place they would have been exempt with the last S.B. that was shelved.
Two S.B.'s were stopped in committee in the past two sessions. The potential of it being presented again may be a motivator.