(50 ILCS 751/15)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2013)
Wireless emergency 9-1-1 service.
The digits "9-1-1" shall be
the designated emergency telephone number within the wireless system.
The Illinois Commerce Commission may set non-discriminatory, uniform
technical and operational standards consistent with the rules of the Federal
Communications Commission for directing calls to authorized public safety
answering points. These standards shall not in any way prescribe the
technology or manner a wireless carrier shall use to deliver wireless 9-1-1 or
wireless E9-1-1 calls and these standards shall not exceed the requirements set
by the Federal Communications Commission. However, standards for directing
calls to the authorized public safety answering point shall be included. The
authority given to the Illinois Commerce Commission in this Section is limited
to setting standards as set forth herein and does not constitute authority to
regulate wireless carriers.
(b) Wireless public safety answering points.
For the purpose of providing wireless 9-1-1 emergency services, an emergency
telephone system board or, in the absence of an emergency telephone system
board, a qualified governmental entity may declare its intention for one or
more of its public safety answering points to serve as a primary wireless 9-1-1
public safety answering point for its jurisdiction by notifying the Chief Clerk
of the Illinois Commerce Commission and the Director of State Police in writing
within 6 months after the effective date of this Act or within 6 months after
receiving its authority to operate a 9-1-1 system under the Emergency Telephone
System Act, whichever is later. In addition, 2 or more emergency telephone
system boards or
qualified units of local government may, by virtue of an intergovernmental
agreement, provide wireless 9-1-1 service. The Department of State Police
shall be the primary wireless 9-1-1 public safety answering point for any
jurisdiction not providing notice to the Commission and the Department of State
Police. Nothing in this Act shall require the provision of wireless enhanced
The Illinois Commerce Commission, upon a request from a qualified
governmental entity or an emergency telephone system board, may grant
authority to the
emergency telephone system board or a qualified governmental entity to provide
9-1-1 service in areas for which the Department of State Police has accepted
responsibility. The Illinois Commerce Commission shall maintain a current list
of all 9-1-1
systems and qualified governmental entities providing wireless 9-1-1 service
under this Act.
Any emergency telephone system board or qualified governmental entity
wireless 9-1-1 service prior to the effective date of this Act
may continue to
operate upon notification as previously described in this Section. An
board or a qualified governmental entity shall submit, with its notification,
upon which it commenced operating.
(c) Wireless Enhanced 9-1-1 Board. The Wireless Enhanced 9-1-1 Board is
created. The Board consists of 7
appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.
It is recommended that the Governor appoint members from the following: the
Illinois Chapter of the National Emergency Numbers Association, the Illinois
State Police, law enforcement
agencies, the wireless telecommunications industry, an emergency
telephone system board in Cook County (outside the City of
Chicago), an emergency telephone system board in
the Metro-east area,
and an emergency telephone system board in the
collar counties (Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Kane, and Will
counties). Members of the Board
may not receive any compensation but may, however, be reimbursed for any
necessary expenditure in connection with their duties.
Except as provided in Section 45, the Wireless Enhanced 9-1-1 Board shall
set the amount of the monthly wireless surcharge required to be imposed under
Section 17 on all wireless subscribers in this State.
Prior to the Wireless Enhanced 9-1-1 Board setting any surcharge, the Board
publish the proposed surcharge in the Illinois Register, hold hearings on the
and the requirements for an efficient wireless emergency number system, and
public comment. The Board shall determine the minimum cost necessary for
implementation of this system and the amount of revenue produced based upon the
number of wireless telephones in use. The Board shall set the surcharge at the
amount necessary to achieve the goals of the Act and shall, by July 1, 2000,
information with the Governor, the Clerk of the House, and the Secretary of the
The surcharge may not be more than $0.75 per month per CMRS connection.
The Wireless Enhanced 9-1-1 Board shall report to the General Assembly by
July 1, 2000 on implementing wireless non-emergency services for the
purpose of public safety using the digits 3-1-1. The Board shall consider the
delivery of 3-1-1 services in a 6 county area, including rural Cook County
(outside of the City of Chicago), and DuPage, Lake, McHenry, Will, and Kane
Counties, as well as counties outside of this area by an emergency telephone
system board, a qualified governmental entity, or private industry. The Board,
upon completion of all its duties required under this Act, is dissolved.
(Source: P.A. 95-698, eff. 1-1-08