(50 ILCS 750/15.6)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2020)
Enhanced 9-1-1 service; business service.
(a) After June 30, 2000, or within 18 months after enhanced 9-1-1 service
becomes available, any entity that installs or operates a private business
switch service and provides telecommunications facilities or services to
businesses shall assure that the system is connected to the public switched
network in a manner that calls to 9-1-1 result in automatic number and location
identification. For buildings having their own street address and containing
workspace of 40,000 square feet or less, location identification shall include
the building's street address. For buildings having their own street
address and containing workspace of more than 40,000 square feet, location
identification shall include the building's street address and one distinct
location identification per 40,000 square feet of workspace. Separate
buildings containing workspace of 40,000 square feet or less having a common
public street address shall have a distinct location identification for each
building in addition to the street address.
(b) Exemptions. Buildings containing workspace of more than 40,000 square
feet are exempt from the multiple location identification requirements of
subsection (a) if the building maintains, at all times, alternative and
adequate means of signaling and responding to emergencies. Those means shall
include, but not be limited to, a telephone system that provides the physical
location of 9-1-1 calls coming from within the building. Health care
facilities are presumed to meet the requirements of this paragraph if the
facilities are staffed with medical or nursing personnel 24 hours per day and
if an alternative means of providing information about the source of an
emergency call exists. Buildings under this exemption must provide 9-1-1
service that provides the building's street address.
Buildings containing workspace of more than 40,000 square feet are exempt
from subsection (a) if the building maintains, at all times, alternative and
adequate means of signaling and responding to emergencies, including a
telephone system that provides the location of a 9-1-1 call coming from within
the building, and the building is serviced by its own medical, fire and
security personnel. Buildings under this exemption are subject to emergency
phone system certification by the Administrator.
Buildings in communities not serviced by enhanced 9-1-1 service are exempt
from subsection (a).
Correctional institutions and facilities, as defined in subsection (d) of
Section 3-1-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections, are exempt from subsection
(c) This Act does not apply to any PBX telephone extension that uses radio
transmissions to convey electrical signals directly between the telephone
extension and the serving PBX.
(d) An entity that violates this Section is guilty of a business
offense and shall be fined not less than $1,000 and not more than $5,000.
(e) Nothing in this Section shall be
construed to preclude the Attorney General on behalf of the Department or on
his or her own initiative, or any other interested person, from seeking
judicial relief, by mandamus, injunction, or otherwise, to compel compliance
with this Section.
(f) The Department may promulgate rules for the administration of this
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16; 100-20, eff. 7-1-17.)