(50 ILCS 750/15.6b)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2020)
    Sec. 15.6b. Next Generation 9-1-1 service.
    (a) The Administrator, with the advice and recommendation of the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board, shall develop and implement a plan for a statewide Next Generation 9-1-1 network. The Next Generation 9-1-1 network must be an Internet protocol-based platform that at a minimum provides:
        (1) improved 9-1-1 call delivery;
        (2) enhanced interoperability;
        (3) increased ease of communication between 9-1-1
    
service providers, allowing immediate transfer of 9-1-1 calls, caller information, photos, and other data statewide;
        (4) a hosted solution with redundancy built in; and
        (5) compliance with NENA Standards i3 Solution 08-003.
    (b) By July 1, 2016, the Administrator, with the advice and recommendation of the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board, shall design and issue a competitive request for a proposal to secure the services of a consultant to complete a feasibility study on the implementation of a statewide Next Generation 9-1-1 network in Illinois. By July 1, 2017, the consultant shall complete the feasibility study and make recommendations as to the appropriate procurement approach for developing a statewide Next Generation 9-1-1 network.
    (c) Within 12 months of the final report from the consultant under subsection (b) of this Section, the Department shall procure and finalize a contract with a vendor certified under Section 13-900 of the Public Utilities Act to establish a statewide Next Generation 9-1-1 network. By July 1, 2020, the vendor shall implement a Next Generation 9-1-1 network that allows 9-1-1 systems providing 9-1-1 service to Illinois residents to access the system utilizing their current infrastructure if it meets the standards adopted by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16; 100-20, eff. 7-1-17.)