(50 ILCS 750/6) (from Ch. 134, par. 36)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2020)
    Sec. 6. Capabilities of system; pay telephones. All systems shall be designed to meet the specific requirements of each community and public agency served by the system. Every system shall be designed to have the capability of utilizing the direct dispatch method, relay method, transfer method, or referral method in response to emergency calls. The General Assembly finds and declares that the most critical aspect of the design of any system is the procedure established for handling a telephone request for emergency services.
    In addition, to maximize efficiency and utilization of the system, all pay telephones within each system shall enable a caller to dial "9-1-1" for emergency services without the necessity of inserting a coin. This paragraph does not apply to pay telephones located in penal institutions, as defined in Section 2-14 of the Criminal Code of 2012, that have been designated for the exclusive use of committed persons.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16; 100-20, eff. 7-1-17.)