(220 ILCS 5/13-900.3)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2013)
Regulatory flexibility for 9-1-1 system providers.
(a) For purposes of this Section, "Regional Pilot Project" to implement next generation 9-1-1 has the same meaning as that term is defined in Section 2.22 of the Emergency Telephone System Act.
For the limited purpose of a Regional Pilot Project to implement next generation 9-1-1, as defined in Section 13-900 of this Article, the Commission may forbear from applying any rule or provision of Section 13-900 as it applies to implementation of the Regional Pilot Project to implement next generation 9-1-1 if the Commission determines, after notice and hearing, that:
(1) enforcement of the rule is not necessary to ensure the development and improvement of emergency communication procedures and facilities in such a manner as to be able to quickly respond to any person requesting 9-1-1 services from police, fire, medical, rescue, and other emergency services;
(2) enforcement of the rule or provision is not necessary for the protection of consumers; and
(3) forbearance from applying such provisions or rules is consistent with the public interest.
The Commission may exercise such forbearance with respect to one, and only one, Regional Pilot Project as authorized by Sections 10 and 11 of the Emergency Telephone Systems Act to implement next generation 9-1-1.
(Source: P.A. 96-1443, eff. 8-20-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)