Sponsors of House Bill 2029, the measure that would raise the monthly tax for Enhanced 911 emergency telephone service, failed to get the two-thirds majority it needed to pass when it come up for a vote in the House this afternoon.
The bill would boost the monthly fee to 95 cents from 70 cents for telephone customers.
It failed on a 58-39 vote. It needed 66 votes for passage.
Here is the roll call vote on the bill.
Proponents of the measure predict the bill will come up for a vote again before the Legislature…