(50 ILCS 750/17.5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2020)
9-1-1 call transfer, forward, or relay.
(a) The General Assembly finds the following:
(1) Some 9-1-1 systems throughout this State do
not have a procedure in place to manually transfer, forward, or relay 9-1-1 calls originating within one 9-1-1 system's jurisdiction, but which should properly be answered and dispatched by another 9-1-1 system, to the appropriate 9-1-1 system for answering and dispatch of first responders.
(2) On January 1, 2016, the General Assembly gave
oversight authority of 9-1-1 systems to the Department of State Police.
(3) Since that date, the Department of State
Police has authorized individual 9-1-1 systems in counties and municipalities to implement and upgrade enhanced 9-1-1 systems throughout the State.
(b) The Department shall prepare a directory of all authorized 9-1-1 systems in the State. The directory shall include an emergency 24/7 10-digit telephone number for all primary public safety answering points located in each 9-1-1 system to which 9-1-1 calls from another jurisdiction can be transferred. This directory shall be made available to each 9-1-1 authority for its use in establishing standard operating procedures regarding calls outside its 9-1-1 jurisdiction.
(c) Each 9-1-1 system shall provide the Department with the following information:
(1) The name of the PSAP, a list of every
participating agency, and the county the PSAP is in, including college and university public safety entities.
(2) The 24/7 10-digit emergency telephone number
and email address for the dispatch agency to which 9-1-1 calls originating in another 9-1-1 jurisdiction can be transferred or by which the PSAP can be contacted via email to exchange information. Each 9-1-1 system shall provide the Department with any changes to the participating agencies and this number and email address immediately upon the change occurring. Each 9-1-1 system shall provide the PSAP information, the 24/7 10-digit emergency telephone number and email address to the Manager of the Department's 9-1-1 Program within 30 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
(3) The standard operating procedure describing
the manner in which the 9-1-1 system will transfer, forward, or relay 9-1-1 calls originating within its jurisdiction, but which should properly be answered and dispatched by another 9-1-1 system, to the appropriate 9-1-1 system. Each 9-1-1 system shall provide the standard operating procedures to the Manager of the Department's 9-1-1 Program within 180 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 100-20, eff. 7-1-17.)