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LOCAL GOVERNMENT
(50 ILCS 750/) Emergency Telephone System Act.

50 ILCS 750/0.01

    (50 ILCS 750/0.01) (from Ch. 134, par. 30.01)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 0.01. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Emergency Telephone System Act".
(Source: P.A. 85-978.)

50 ILCS 750/1

    (50 ILCS 750/1) (from Ch. 134, par. 31)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 1. The General Assembly finds and declares that it is in the public interest to shorten the time required for a citizen to request and receive emergency aid. There currently exist thousands of different emergency phone numbers throughout the state, and present telephone exchange boundaries and central office service areas do not necessarily correspond to public safety and political boundaries. Provision of a single, primary three-digit emergency number through which emergency services can be quickly and efficiently obtained would provide a significant contribution to law enforcement and other public service efforts by making it less difficult to quickly notify public safety personnel. Such a simplified means of procuring emergency services will result in the saving of life, a reduction in the destruction of property, quicker apprehension of criminals, and ultimately the saving of money. The General Assembly further finds and declares that the establishment of a uniform, statewide emergency number is a matter of statewide concern and interest to all inhabitants and citizens of this State. It is the purpose of this Act to establish the number "9-1-1" as the primary emergency telephone number for use in this State and to encourage units of local government and combinations of such units to develop and improve emergency communication procedures and facilities in such a manner as to be able to quickly respond to any person calling the telephone number "9-1-1" seeking police, fire, medical, rescue, and other emergency services.
(Source: P.A. 85-978.)

50 ILCS 750/2

    (50 ILCS 750/2) (from Ch. 134, par. 32)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 2. As used in this Act, the terms defined in Sections following this Section and preceding Section 3 have the meanings ascribed to them in those Sections.
(Source: P.A. 88-497.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
    "9-1-1 system" means the geographic area that has been granted an order of authority by the Commission or the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator to use "9-1-1" as the primary emergency telephone number.
    "9-1-1 Authority" includes an Emergency Telephone System Board, Joint Emergency Telephone System Board, and a qualified governmental entity. "9-1-1 Authority" includes the Department of State Police only to the extent it provides 9-1-1 services under this Act.
    "Administrator" means the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator.
    "Advanced service" means any telecommunications service with dynamic bandwidth allocation, including, but not limited to, ISDN Primary Rate Interface (PRI), that, through the use of a DS-1, T-1, or similar un-channelized or multi-channel transmission facility, is capable of transporting either the subscriber's inter-premises voice telecommunications services to the public switched network or the subscriber's 9-1-1 calls to the public agency.
    "ALI" or "automatic location identification" means, in an E9-1-1 system, the automatic display at the public safety answering point of the caller's telephone number, the address or location of the telephone, and supplementary emergency services information.
    "ANI" or "automatic number identification" means the automatic display of the 9-1-1 calling party's number on the PSAP monitor.
    "Automatic alarm" and "automatic alerting device" mean any device that will access the 9-1-1 system for emergency services upon activation.
    "Board" means an Emergency Telephone System Board or a Joint Emergency Telephone System Board created pursuant to Section 15.4.
    "Carrier" includes a telecommunications carrier and a wireless carrier.
    "Commission" means the Illinois Commerce Commission.
    "Computer aided dispatch" or "CAD" means a database maintained by the public safety agency or public safety answering point used in conjunction with 9-1-1 caller data.
    "Direct dispatch method" means a 9-1-1 service that provides for the direct dispatch by a PSAP telecommunicator of the appropriate unit upon receipt of an emergency call and the decision as to the proper action to be taken.
    "Department" means the Department of State Police.
    "DS-1, T-1, or similar un-channelized or multi-channel transmission facility" means a facility that can transmit and receive a bit rate of at least 1.544 megabits per second (Mbps).
    "Dynamic bandwidth allocation" means the ability of the facility or customer to drop and add channels, or adjust bandwidth, when needed in real time for voice or data purposes.
    "Enhanced 9-1-1" or "E9-1-1" means an emergency telephone system that includes dedicated network, selective routing, database, ALI, ANI, selective transfer, fixed transfer, and a call back number.
    "ETSB" means an emergency telephone system board appointed by the corporate authorities of any county or municipality that provides for the management and operation of a 9-1-1 system.
    "Hearing-impaired individual" means a person with a permanent hearing loss who can regularly and routinely communicate by telephone only through the aid of devices which can send and receive written messages over the telephone network.
    "Hosted supplemental 9-1-1 service" means a database service that:
        (1) electronically provides information to 9-1-1 call
    
takers when a call is placed to 9-1-1;
        (2) allows telephone subscribers to provide
    
information to 9-1-1 to be used in emergency scenarios;
        (3) collects a variety of formatted data relevant to
    
9-1-1 and first responder needs, which may include, but is not limited to, photographs of the telephone subscribers, physical descriptions, medical information, household data, and emergency contacts;
        (4) allows for information to be entered by telephone
    
subscribers through a secure website where they can elect to provide as little or as much information as they choose;
        (5) automatically displays data provided by telephone
    
subscribers to 9-1-1 call takers for all types of telephones when a call is placed to 9-1-1 from a registered and confirmed phone number;
        (6) supports the delivery of telephone subscriber
    
information through a secure internet connection to all emergency telephone system boards;
        (7) works across all 9-1-1 call taking equipment and
    
allows for the easy transfer of information into a computer aided dispatch system; and
        (8) may be used to collect information pursuant to an
    
Illinois Premise Alert Program as defined in the Illinois Premise Alert Program (PAP) Act.
    "Interconnected voice over Internet protocol provider" or "Interconnected VoIP provider" has the meaning given to that term under Section 13-235 of the Public Utilities Act.
    "Joint ETSB" means a Joint Emergency Telephone System Board established by intergovernmental agreement of two or more municipalities or counties, or a combination thereof, to provide for the management and operation of a 9-1-1 system.
    "Local public agency" means any unit of local government or special purpose district located in whole or in part within this State that provides or has authority to provide firefighting, police, ambulance, medical, or other emergency services.
    "Mechanical dialer" means any device that either manually or remotely triggers a dialing device to access the 9-1-1 system.
    "Master Street Address Guide" means the computerized geographical database that consists of all street and address data within a 9-1-1 system.
    "Mobile telephone number" or "MTN" means the telephone number assigned to a wireless telephone at the time of initial activation.
    "Network connections" means the number of voice grade communications channels directly between a subscriber and a telecommunications carrier's public switched network, without the intervention of any other telecommunications carrier's switched network, which would be required to carry the subscriber's inter-premises traffic and which connection either (1) is capable of providing access through the public switched network to a 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System, if one exists, or (2) if no system exists at the time a surcharge is imposed under Section 15.3, that would be capable of providing access through the public switched network to the local 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System if one existed. Where multiple voice grade communications channels are connected to a telecommunications carrier's public switched network through a private branch exchange (PBX) service, there shall be determined to be one network connection for each trunk line capable of transporting either the subscriber's inter-premises traffic to the public switched network or the subscriber's 9-1-1 calls to the public agency. Where multiple voice grade communications channels are connected to a telecommunications carrier's public switched network through centrex type service, the number of network connections shall be equal to the number of PBX trunk equivalents for the subscriber's service, as determined by reference to any generally applicable exchange access service tariff filed by the subscriber's telecommunications carrier with the Commission.
    "Network costs" means those recurring costs that directly relate to the operation of the 9-1-1 network as determined by the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board, including, but not limited to, costs for interoffice trunks, selective routing charges, transfer lines and toll charges for 9-1-1 services, Automatic Location Information (ALI) database charges, call box trunk circuit (including central office only and not including extensions to fire stations), independent local exchange carrier charges and non-system provider charges, carrier charges for third party database for on-site customer premises equipment, back-up PSAP trunks for non-system providers, periodic database updates as provided by carrier (also known as "ALI data dump"), regional ALI storage charges, circuits for call delivery (fiber or circuit connection), NG9-1-1 costs, and all associated fees, taxes, and surcharges on each invoice. "Network costs" shall not include radio circuits or toll charges that are other than for 9-1-1 services.
    "Next generation 9-1-1" or "NG9-1-1" means an Internet Protocol-based (IP-based) system comprised of managed ESInets, functional elements and applications, and databases that replicate traditional E9-1-1 features and functions and provide additional capabilities. "NG9-1-1" systems are designed to provide access to emergency services from all connected communications sources, and provide multimedia data capabilities for PSAPs and other emergency services organizations.
    "NG9-1-1 costs" means those recurring costs that directly relate to the Next Generation 9-1-1 service as determined by the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board, including, but not limited to, costs for Emergency System Routing Proxy (ESRP), Emergency Call Routing Function/Location Validation Function (ECRF/LVF), Spatial Information Function (SIF), the Border Control Function (BCF), and the Emergency Services Internet Protocol networks (ESInets), legacy network gateways, and all associated fees, taxes, and surcharges on each invoice.
    "Private branch exchange" or "PBX" means a private telephone system and associated equipment located on the user's property that provides communications between internal stations and external networks.
    "Private business switch service" means a telecommunications service including centrex type service and PBX service, even though key telephone systems or equivalent telephone systems registered with the Federal Communications Commission under 47 C.F.R. Part 68 are directly connected to centrex type and PBX systems providing 9-1-1 services equipped for switched local network connections or 9-1-1 system access to business end users through a private telephone switch.
    "Private business switch service" does not include key telephone systems or equivalent telephone systems registered with the Federal Communications Commission under 47 C.F.R. Part 68 when not used in conjunction with centrex type and PBX systems. "Private business switch service" typically includes, but is not limited to, private businesses, corporations, and industries where the telecommunications service is primarily for conducting business.
    "Private residential switch service" means a telecommunications service including centrex type service and PBX service, even though key telephone systems or equivalent telephone systems registered with the Federal Communications Commission under 47 C.F.R. Part 68 are directly connected to centrex type and PBX systems providing 9-1-1 services equipped for switched local network connections or 9-1-1 system access to residential end users through a private telephone switch. "Private residential switch service" does not include key telephone systems or equivalent telephone systems registered with the Federal Communications Commission under 47 C.F.R. Part 68 when not used in conjunction with centrex type and PBX systems. "Private residential switch service" typically includes, but is not limited to, apartment complexes, condominiums, and campus or university environments where shared tenant service is provided and where the usage of the telecommunications service is primarily residential.
    "Public agency" means the State, and any unit of local government or special purpose district located in whole or in part within this State, that provides or has authority to provide firefighting, police, ambulance, medical, or other emergency services.
    "Public safety agency" means a functional division of a public agency that provides firefighting, police, medical, or other emergency services. For the purpose of providing wireless service to users of 9-1-1 emergency services, as expressly provided for in this Act, the Department of State Police may be considered a public safety agency.
    "Public safety answering point" or "PSAP" means the initial answering location of an emergency call.
    "Qualified governmental entity" means a unit of local government authorized to provide 9-1-1 services pursuant to this Act where no emergency telephone system board exists.
    "Referral method" means a 9-1-1 service in which the PSAP telecommunicator provides the calling party with the telephone number of the appropriate public safety agency or other provider of emergency services.
    "Regular service" means any telecommunications service, other than advanced service, that is capable of transporting either the subscriber's inter-premises voice telecommunications services to the public switched network or the subscriber's 9-1-1 calls to the public agency.
    "Relay method" means a 9-1-1 service in which the PSAP telecommunicator takes the pertinent information from a caller and relays that information to the appropriate public safety agency or other provider of emergency services.
    "Remit period" means the billing period, one month in duration, for which a wireless carrier remits a surcharge and provides subscriber information by zip code to the Department, in accordance with Section 20 of this Act.
    "Statewide wireless emergency 9-1-1 system" means all areas of the State where an emergency telephone system board or, in the absence of an emergency telephone system board, a qualified governmental entity, has not declared 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. The operator of the statewide wireless emergency 9-1-1 system shall be the Department of State Police.
    "System" means the communications equipment and related software applications required to produce a response by the appropriate emergency public safety agency or other provider of emergency services as a result of an emergency call being placed to 9-1-1.
    "System provider" means the contracted entity providing 9-1-1 network and database services.
    "Telecommunications carrier" means those entities included within the definition specified in Section 13-202 of the Public Utilities Act, and includes those carriers acting as resellers of telecommunications services. "Telecommunications carrier" includes telephone systems operating as mutual concerns. "Telecommunications carrier" does not include a wireless carrier.
    "Telecommunications technology" means equipment that can send and receive written messages over the telephone network.
    "Transfer method" means a 9-1-1 service in which the PSAP telecommunicator receiving a call transfers that call to the appropriate public safety agency or other provider of emergency services.
    "Transmitting messages" shall have the meaning given to that term under Section 8-11-2 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
    "Trunk line" means a transmission path, or group of transmission paths, connecting a subscriber's PBX to a telecommunications carrier's public switched network. In the case of regular service, each voice grade communications channel or equivalent amount of bandwidth capable of transporting either the subscriber's inter-premises voice telecommunications services to the public switched network or the subscriber's 9-1-1 calls to the public agency shall be considered a trunk line, even if it is bundled with other channels or additional bandwidth. In the case of advanced service, each DS-1, T-1, or similar un-channelized or multi-channel transmission facility that is capable of transporting either the subscriber's inter-premises voice telecommunications services to the public switched network or the subscriber's 9-1-1 calls to the public agency shall be considered a single trunk line, even if it contains multiple voice grade communications channels or otherwise supports 2 or more voice grade calls at a time; provided, however, that each additional 1.544 Mbps of transmission capacity that is capable of transporting either the subscriber's inter-premises voice telecommunications services to the public switched network or the subscriber's 9-1-1 calls to the public agency shall be considered an additional trunk line.
    "Voice-impaired individual" means a person with a permanent speech disability which precludes oral communication, who can regularly and routinely communicate by telephone only through the aid of devices which can send and receive written messages over the telephone network.
    "Wireless carrier" means a provider of two-way cellular, broadband PCS, geographic area 800 MHZ and 900 MHZ Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS), Wireless Communications Service (WCS), or other Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS), as defined by the Federal Communications Commission, offering radio communications that may provide fixed, mobile, radio location, or satellite communication services to individuals or businesses within its assigned spectrum block and geographical area or that offers real-time, two-way voice service that is interconnected with the public switched network, including a reseller of such service.
    "Wireless enhanced 9-1-1" means the ability to relay the telephone number of the originator of a 9-1-1 call and location information from any mobile handset or text telephone device accessing the wireless system to the designated wireless public safety answering point as set forth in the order of the Federal Communications Commission, FCC Docket No. 94-102, adopted June 12, 1996, with an effective date of October 1, 1996, and any subsequent amendment thereto.
    "Wireless public safety answering point" means the functional division of a 9-1-1 authority accepting wireless 9-1-1 calls.
    "Wireless subscriber" means an individual or entity to whom a wireless service account or number has been assigned by a wireless carrier, other than an account or number associated with prepaid wireless telecommunication service.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.01

    (50 ILCS 750/2.01) (from Ch. 134, par. 32.01)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.01. "Public agency" means the State, and any unit of local government or special purpose district located in whole or in part within this State which provides or has authority to provide firefighting, police, ambulance, medical, or other emergency services.
(Source: P.A. 79-1092. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.02

    (50 ILCS 750/2.02) (from Ch. 134, par. 32.02)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.02. "Public safety agency" means a functional division of a public agency which provides firefighting, police, medical, or other emergency services.
(Source: P.A. 79-1092. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.03

    (50 ILCS 750/2.03) (from Ch. 134, par. 32.03)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.03. "Direct dispatch method" means a telephone service providing for the dispatch of an appropriate emergency service unit upon receipt of a telephone request for such services and a decision as to the proper action to be taken.
(Source: P.A. 79-1092. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.04

    (50 ILCS 750/2.04) (from Ch. 134, par. 32.04)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.04. "Relay method" means a telephone service whereby pertinent information is noted by the recipient of a telephone request for emergency services, and is relayed to appropriate public safety agencies or other providers of emergency services for dispatch of an emergency service unit.
(Source: P.A. 79-1092. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.05

    (50 ILCS 750/2.05) (from Ch. 134, par. 32.05)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.05. "Transfer method" means a telephone service which receives telephone requests for emergency services and directly transfers such requests to an appropriate public safety agency or other provider of emergency services.
(Source: P.A. 79-1092. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.06

    (50 ILCS 750/2.06) (from Ch. 134, par. 32.06)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.06. "Referral method" means a telephone service which, upon the receipt of a telephone request for emergency services, provides the requesting party with the telephone number of the appropriate public safety agency or other provider of emergency services.
(Source: P.A. 79-1092. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.06a

    (50 ILCS 750/2.06a) (from Ch. 134, par. 32.06a)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.06a. System. "System" means the communications equipment required to produce a response by the appropriate emergency public safety agency as a result of an emergency call being placed to 9-1-1.
(Source: P.A. 87-1244; 88-604, eff. 9-1-94. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.07

    (50 ILCS 750/2.07) (from Ch. 134, par. 32.07)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.07. "Basic system" means a telephone service which automatically connects a person dialing the digits "911" to an established public safety answering point through normal telephone service facilities.
(Source: P.A. 79-1092. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.08

    (50 ILCS 750/2.08) (from Ch. 134, par. 32.08)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.08. "Sophisticated system" means a basic system with the additional capability of automatic identification of the caller's number, holding the incoming call, reconnection on the same telephone line, clearing a telephone line, or automatic call routing or any other capability or features then available or combinations of such capabilities.
(Source: P.A. 85-978. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.09

    (50 ILCS 750/2.09) (from Ch. 134, par. 32.09)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.09. "Commission" means the Illinois Commerce Commission.
(Source: P.A. 79-1092. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.10

    (50 ILCS 750/2.10) (from Ch. 134, par. 32.10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.10. "Implementation date" means the effective date of a public act, other than this amendatory Act of 1987, providing all local public agencies affected by this Act with a specific source or sources of revenue for payment of the total costs of establishing or upgrading, operating and maintaining the emergency telephone systems required by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-978. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.11

    (50 ILCS 750/2.11) (from Ch. 134, par. 32.11)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.11. "Board" means an Emergency Telephone System Board or a Joint Emergency Telephone System Board created pursuant to Section 15.4.
(Source: P.A. 85-978. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.12

    (50 ILCS 750/2.12) (from Ch. 134, par. 32.12)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.12. (a) For the purposes of this Act, "network connections" means the number of voice grade communications channels directly between a subscriber and a telecommunications carrier's public switched network, without the intervention of any other telecommunications carrier's switched network, which would be required to carry the subscriber's inter-premises traffic and which connection either (1) is capable of providing access through the public switched network to a 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System if one exists, or, (2) if no system exists at the time a surcharge is imposed under Section 15.3 which would be capable of providing access through the public switched network to the local 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System if one existed.
    (b) For the purposes of this Act, no telecommunications carrier providing facilities-based local exchange telecommunications service prior to January 1, 1986 shall be required to offer or provide sophisticated 9-1-1 system features such as selective call routing in any area where that carrier's local switching facility does not have the capability to do so.
    (c) For the purposes of this Act, "telecommunication carrier" does not include a cellular or other mobile communication carrier.
    (d) Where multiple voice grade communication channels are connected to a telecommunication carrier's public switched network through a private branch exchange service (PBX), there shall be determined to be one network connection for each trunk line capable of transporting either the subscriber's inter-premises traffic to the public switched network or the subscriber's 9-1-1 calls to the public agency. Where multiple voice grade communication channels are connected to a telecommunication carrier's public switched network through centrex type service, the number of network connections shall be equal to the number of PBX trunk equivalents for the subscriber's service, as determined by reference to any generally applicable exchange access service tariff filed by the subscriber's telecommunications carrier with the Commission. This subsection is not intended to make any change in the meaning of this Section, but is intended to remove possible ambiguity, thereby confirming the intent of paragraph (a) as it existed prior to and following the effective date of this amendatory Act of 2002.
(Source: P.A. 92-557, eff. 1-1-03. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.13

    (50 ILCS 750/2.13) (from Ch. 134, par. 32.13)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.13. "Transmitting messages" shall have the meaning ascribed to the term in Section 8-11-2 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(Source: P.A. 85-978. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.14

    (50 ILCS 750/2.14)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.14. Automatic alarm; automatic alerting device. "Automatic alarm" and "automatic alerting device" mean any device that will access the 9-1-1 system for emergency services upon activation.
(Source: P.A. 88-497. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.15

    (50 ILCS 750/2.15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.15. Mechanical dialer. "Mechanical dialer" means any device that either manually or remotely triggers a dialing device to access the 9-1-1 system.
(Source: P.A. 88-497. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.16

    (50 ILCS 750/2.16)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.16. Private business switch service. "Private business switch service" means a telecommunications service including centrex type service and private branch exchange service (PBX), even though key telephone systems or equivalent telephone systems registered with the FCC under 47 C.F.R. Part 68 are directly connected to centrex type and PBX systems providing 9-1-1 services equipped for switched local network connections or 9-1-1 system access to business end users through a private telephone switch. The term "private business switch service" does not include key telephone systems or equivalent telephone systems registered with the FCC under 47 C.F.R. Part 68 when not used in conjunction with centrex type and PBX systems. "Private business switch service" typically includes, but is not limited to, private businesses, corporations, and industries where the telecommunications service is primarily for conducting business.
(Source: P.A. 88-604, eff. 9-1-94; 89-497, eff. 6-27-96. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.17

    (50 ILCS 750/2.17)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.17. Private residential switch service. "Private residential switch service" means a telecommunications service including centrex type service and private branch exchange service (PBX), even though key telephone systems or equivalent telephone systems registered with the FCC under 47 C.F.R. Part 68 are directly connected to centrex type and PBX systems providing 9-1-1 services equipped for switched local network connections or 9-1-1 system access to residential end users through a private telephone switch. The term "private residential switch service" does not include key telephone systems or equivalent telephone systems registered with the FCC under 47 C.F.R. Part 68 when not used in conjunction with centrex type and PBX systems. "Private residential switch service" typically includes, but is not limited to apartment complexes, condominiums, and campus or university environments where shared tenant service is provided and where the usage of the telecommunications service is primarily residential.
(Source: P.A. 88-604, eff. 9-1-94; 89-497, eff. 6-27-96. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.18

    (50 ILCS 750/2.18)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.18. System provider. "System provider" means the contracted entity providing 9-1-1 network and database services.
(Source: P.A. 88-604, eff. 9-1-94. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.19

    (50 ILCS 750/2.19)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.19. 9-1-1 system. "9-1-1 system" means the geographic area that has been granted an order of authority by the Commission to use "9-1-1" as the primary emergency telephone number.
(Source: P.A. 88-604, eff. 9-1-94. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.20

    (50 ILCS 750/2.20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.20. Private branch exchange. "Private branch exchange" or "PBX" means a private telephone system and associated equipment located on the user's property that provides communications between internal stations and external networks.
(Source: P.A. 92-290, eff. 8-9-01. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.21

    (50 ILCS 750/2.21)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.21. Next generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1). "Next generation 9-1-1" or "(NG9-1-1)" means, for the purposes of a Regional Pilot Project, a system comprised of managed Internet Protocol-based networks and elements that augment or replace present day 9-1-1 features and functions and add new capabilities, which may enable the public to transmit text, images, video, or data, or a combination thereof, to the 9-1-1 system.
(Source: P.A. 96-1443, eff. 8-20-10. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.22

    (50 ILCS 750/2.22)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.22. Regional Pilot Project. "Regional Pilot Project" means an experimental program designed to test the efficacy of next generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) within a region that includes not less than 15 counties and not more than 19 counties with an aggregate population no greater than 500,000. Any Regional Pilot Project must be approved by the Commission and provide for an initial testing phase designed to demonstrate the ability of the technology to provide access to emergency services from new and existing sources with no reduction in existing service quality, reliability, or safety.
(Source: P.A. 96-1443, eff. 8-20-10. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.23

    (50 ILCS 750/2.23)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.23. Qualified governmental entity. "Qualified governmental entity" means a unit of local government authorized to provide 9-1-1 services pursuant to the Emergency Telephone System Act where no emergency telephone system board exists.
(Source: P.A. 96-1443, eff. 8-20-10. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.24

    (50 ILCS 750/2.24)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.24. Advanced service. "Advanced service" means any telecommunications service with dynamic bandwidth allocation, including but not limited to ISDN Primary Rate Interface (PRI), that, through the use of a DS-1, T-1, or similar un-channelized or multi-channel transmission facility, is capable of transporting either the subscriber's inter-premises voice telecommunications services to the public switched network or the subscriber's 9-1-1 calls to the public agency. As used in this Section, "dynamic bandwidth allocation" means the ability of the facility or customer to drop and add channels, or adjust bandwidth, when needed in real time for voice or data purposes. As used in this Section, "DS-1, T-1, or similar un-channelized or multi-channel transmission facility" means a facility that can transmit and receive a bit rate of at least 1.544 megabits per second (Mbps).
(Source: P.A. 97-463, eff. 8-19-11. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.25

    (50 ILCS 750/2.25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.25. Regular service. "Regular service" means any telecommunications service, other than advanced service, that is capable of transporting either the subscriber's inter-premises voice telecommunications services to the public switched network or the subscriber's 9-1-1 calls to the public agency.
(Source: P.A. 97-463, eff. 8-19-11. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.26

    (50 ILCS 750/2.26)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.26. Trunk line. "Trunk line" means a transmission path, or group of transmission paths, connecting a subscriber's Private Branch Exchange ("P.B.X.") to a telecommunications carrier's public switched network. In the case of regular service, each voice grade communications channel or equivalent amount of bandwidth capable of transporting either the subscriber's inter-premises voice telecommunications services to the public switched network or the subscriber's 9-1-1 calls to the public agency shall be considered a trunk line, even if it is bundled with other channels or additional bandwidth. In the case of advanced service, each DS-1, T-1, or similar un-channelized or multi-channel transmission facility that is capable of transporting either the subscriber's inter-premises voice telecommunications services to the public switched network or the subscriber's 9-1-1 calls to the public agency shall be considered a single trunk line, even if it contains multiple voice grade communications channels or otherwise supports 2 or more voice grade calls ("VGC") at a time; provided, however, that each additional 1.544 Mbps of transmission capacity that is capable of transporting either the subscriber's inter-premises voice telecommunications services to the public switched network or the subscriber's 9-1-1 calls to the public agency shall be considered an additional trunk line.
(Source: P.A. 97-463, eff. 8-19-11. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.27

    (50 ILCS 750/2.27)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.27. Computer aided dispatch. "Computer aided dispatch" or "CAD" means a database maintained by the public safety agency or public safety answering point used in conjunction with 9-1-1 caller data.
(Source: P.A. 97-1018, eff. 8-17-12. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/2.28

    (50 ILCS 750/2.28)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2.28. Hosted supplemental 9-1-1 service.
    "Hosted supplemental 9-1-1 service" means a database service that electronically provides information to 9-1-1 call takers when a call is placed to 9-1-1. The database service shall allow telephone subscribers to provide information to 9-1-1 to be used in emergency scenarios. The database service:
        (1) shall collect a variety of formatted data
    
relevant to 9-1-1 and first responder needs. This information may include, but is not limited to, photographs of the telephone subscribers, physical descriptions, medical information, household data, and emergency contacts.
        (2) shall allow for information to be entered by
    
telephone subscribers via a secure website where they can elect to provide as little or as much information as they choose.
        (3) shall automatically display data provided by
    
telephone subscribers to 9-1-1 call takers for all types of phones when a call is placed to 9-1-1 from a registered and confirmed phone number.
        (4) shall support the delivery of telephone
    
subscriber information via a secure internet connection to all emergency telephone system boards.
        (5) shall work across all 9-1-1 call taking equipment
    
and allow for the easy transfer of information into a computer aided dispatch system.
        (6) may be used to collect information pursuant to an
    
Illinois Premise Alert Program as defined in the Illinois Premise Alert Program (PAP) Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1018, eff. 8-17-12. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/3

    (50 ILCS 750/3) (from Ch. 134, par. 33)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 3. Every local public agency in a county having 100,000 or more inhabitants, within its respective jurisdiction, shall establish and have in operation within 3 years after the implementation date or by December 31, 1985, whichever is later, a basic or sophisticated system as specified in this Act. Other public agencies may establish such a system, and shall be entitled to participate in any program of grants or other State funding of such systems.
    The establishment of such systems shall be centralized to the extent feasible. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit or discourage in any way the formation of multijurisdictional or regional systems, and any system established pursuant to this Act may include the territory of more than one public agency or may include a segment of the territory of a public agency.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 3. (a) By July 1, 2017, every local public agency shall be within the jurisdiction of a 9-1-1 system.
    (b) By July 1, 2020, every 9-1-1 system in Illinois shall provide Next Generation 9-1-1 service.
    (c) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit or discourage in any way the formation of multijurisdictional or regional systems, and any system established pursuant to this Act may include the territory of more than one public agency or may include a segment of the territory of a public agency.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/4

    (50 ILCS 750/4) (from Ch. 134, par. 34)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 4. Every system shall include police, firefighting, and emergency medical and ambulance services, and may include other emergency services, in the discretion of the affected local public agency, such as poison control services, suicide prevention services, and civil defense services. The system may incorporate private ambulance service. In those areas in which a public safety agency of the State provides such emergency services, the system shall include such public safety agencies.
(Source: P.A. 79-1092.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 4. Every system shall include police, firefighting, and emergency medical and ambulance services, and may include other emergency services. The system may incorporate private ambulance service. In those areas in which a public safety agency of the State provides such emergency services, the system shall include such public safety agencies.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/5

    (50 ILCS 750/5) (from Ch. 134, par. 35)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 5. The digits "9-1-1" shall be the primary emergency telephone number within the system, but a public agency or public safety agency shall maintain a separate secondary seven digit emergency backup number for at least six months after the "9-1-1" system is established and in operation, and shall maintain a separate number for nonemergency telephone calls.
(Source: P.A. 85-978.)

50 ILCS 750/6

    (50 ILCS 750/6) (from Ch. 134, par. 36)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    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, whether basic or sophisticated, shall be designed to have the capability of utilizing at least 1 of the methods specified in Sections 2.03 through 2.06, 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, within 3 years after the implementation date or by December 31, 1985, whichever is later, 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. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    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.)

50 ILCS 750/6.1

    (50 ILCS 750/6.1) (from Ch. 134, par. 36.1)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 6.1. The Commission shall require that every 9-1-1 system be readily accessible to hearing-impaired and voice-impaired individuals through the use of telecommunications technology for hearing-impaired and speech-impaired individuals.
    As used in this Section:
        "Hearing-impaired individual" means a person with a
    
permanent hearing loss who can regularly and routinely communicate by telephone only through the aid of devices which can send and receive written messages over the telephone network.
        "Voice-impaired individual" means a person with a
    
permanent speech disability which precludes oral communication, who can regularly and routinely communicate by telephone only through the aid of devices which can send and receive written messages over the telephone network.
        "Telecommunications technology" means equipment that
    
can send and receive written messages over the telephone network.
(Source: P.A. 87-146.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 6.1. Every 9-1-1 system shall be readily accessible to hearing-impaired and voice-impaired individuals through the use of telecommunications technology for hearing-impaired and speech-impaired individuals.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/7

    (50 ILCS 750/7) (from Ch. 134, par. 37)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 7. The General Assembly finds that, because of overlapping jurisdiction of public agencies, public safety agencies and telephone service areas, the Commission shall establish a general overview or plan to effectuate the purposes of this Act within the time frame provided in this Act. In order to insure that proper preparation and implementation of emergency telephone systems are accomplished by all public agencies in a county having 100,000 or more inhabitants within 3 years after the implementation date or by December 31, 1985, whichever is later, the Commission, with the advice and assistance of the Attorney General, shall secure compliance by public agencies as provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-1122.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 7. The General Assembly finds that, because of overlapping jurisdiction of public agencies, public safety agencies and telephone service areas, the Administrator, with the advice and recommendation of the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board, shall establish a general overview or plan to effectuate the purposes of this Act within the time frame provided in this Act. In order to insure that proper preparation and implementation of emergency telephone systems are accomplished by all public agencies as required under this Act, the Department, with the advice and assistance of the Attorney General, shall secure compliance by public agencies as provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/8

    (50 ILCS 750/8) (from Ch. 134, par. 38)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 8. The Commission, with the advice and assistance of the Attorney General, shall coordinate the implementation of systems established under this Act. The Commission, with the advice and assistance of the Attorney General, shall assist local public agencies and local public safety agencies in obtaining financial help to establish emergency telephone service, and shall aid such agencies in the formulation of concepts, methods, and procedures which will improve the operation of systems required by this Act and which will increase cooperation between public safety agencies.
(Source: P.A. 79-1092.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 8. The Administrator, with the advice and recommendation of the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board, shall coordinate the implementation of systems established under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/9

    (50 ILCS 750/9) (from Ch. 134, par. 39)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 9. To accomplish the responsibilities specified in this Act, the Commission is directed to consult at regular intervals with the State Fire Marshal, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Transportation, the public utilities in this State providing telephone service, the Department of State Police, and the State Division of Forestry. Such agencies shall provide all necessary assistance and consultation to the Commission to enable it to perform its duties specified in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-25. Repealed by P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/10

    (50 ILCS 750/10) (from Ch. 134, par. 40)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 10. Technical and operational standards for the development of the local agency systems shall be established and reviewed by the Commission on or before December 31, 1979, after consultation with all agencies specified in Section 9.
    For the limited purpose of permitting a board, a qualified governmental entity, a group of boards, or a group of governmental entities to participate in a Regional Pilot Project to implement next generation 9-1-1, as defined in this Act, the Commission may forbear from applying any rule adopted under the Emergency Telephone Systems Act as it applies to conducting 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 service 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 the 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 to implement next generation 9-1-1.
    If the Commission authorizes a Regional Pilot Project, then telecommunications carriers shall not be liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission, except willful or wanton misconduct, in connection with developing, adopting, operating, implementing, or delivering or receiving calls in connection with any plan or system authorized by this Section and Section 11 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1443, eff. 8-20-10.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 10. The Administrator, with the advice and recommendation of the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board, shall establish uniform technical and operational standards for all 9-1-1 systems in Illinois. All findings, orders, decisions, rules, and regulations issued or promulgated by the Commission under this Act or any other Act establishing or conferring power on the Commission with respect to emergency telecommunications services, shall continue in force. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section, where applicable, the Administrator shall, with the advice and recommendation of the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board, amend the Commission's findings, orders, decisions, rules, and regulations to conform to the specific provisions of this Act as soon as practicable after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly. The Department may adopt emergency rules necessary to implement the provisions of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly under subsection (t) of Section 5-45 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/10.1

    (50 ILCS 750/10.1) (from Ch. 134, par. 40.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 10.1. Confidentiality.
    (a) 9-1-1 information consisting of names, addresses and telephone numbers of telephone customers whose listings are not published in directories or listed in Directory Assistance Offices is confidential. Except as provided in subsection (b), information shall be provided on a call-by-call basis only for the purpose of responding to emergency calls. For the purposes of this subsection (a), "emergency" means a situation in which property or human life is in jeopardy and the prompt notification of the public safety agency is essential.
    (b) 9-1-1 information, including information described in subsection (a), may be used by a public safety agency for the purpose of placing out-going emergency calls.
    (c) Nothing in this Section prohibits a municipality with a population of more than 500,000 from using 9-1-1 information, including information described in subsection (a), for the purpose of responding to calls made to a non-emergency telephone system that is under the supervision and control of a public safety agency and that shares all or some facilities with an emergency telephone system.
    (d) Any public safety agency that uses 9-1-1 information for the purposes of subsection (b) must establish methods and procedures that ensure the confidentiality of information as required by subsection (a).
    (e) Divulging confidential information in violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 92-383, eff. 1-1-02.)

50 ILCS 750/10.2

    (50 ILCS 750/10.2) (from Ch. 134, par. 40.2)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 10.2. The Emergency Telephone System Board in any county passing a referendum under Section 15.3, and the Chairman of the County Board in any county implementing a 9-1-1 system shall ensure that all areas of the county are included in the system.
(Source: P.A. 87-146.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 10.2. The Emergency Telephone System Board and the Chairman of the County Board in any county implementing a 9-1-1 system shall ensure that all areas of the county are included in the system.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/10.3

    (50 ILCS 750/10.3)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 10.3. Notice of address change. The Emergency Telephone System Board in any county implementing a 9-1-1 system that changes any person's address (when the person whose address has changed has not moved to a new residence) shall notify the person (i) of the person's new address and (ii) that the person should contact the local election authority to determine if the person should re-register to vote.
(Source: P.A. 90-664, eff. 7-30-98.)

50 ILCS 750/11

    (50 ILCS 750/11) (from Ch. 134, par. 41)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 11. Within one year after the implementation date or by January 31, 1980, whichever is later, all public agencies in a county having 100,000 or more inhabitants shall submit tentative plans of the establishment of a system required by this Act to the public utility or utilities providing public telephone service within the respective jurisdiction of each public agency. A copy of each such plan shall be filed with the Commission.
    Within 2 years after the implementation date or by January 31, 1982, whichever is later, all public agencies in a county having 100,000 or more inhabitants shall submit final plans for the establishment of the system to such utilities, and shall make arrangements with such utilities for the implementation of the planned emergency telephone system no later than 3 years after the implementation date or by December 31, 1985, whichever is later. A copy of the plan required by this subdivision shall be filed with the Commission. In order to secure compliance with the standards promulgated under Section 10, the Commission shall have the power to approve or disapprove such plan, unless such plan was announced before the effective date of this Act.
    If any public agency has implemented or is a part of a system required by this Act on a deadline specified in this Section, such public agency shall submit in lieu of the tentative or final plan a report describing the system and stating its operational date.
    A board, a qualified governmental entity, a group of boards, or a group of qualified governmental entities involved in a Regional Pilot Project to implement next generation 9-1-1, as defined in this Act, shall submit a plan to the Commission describing in detail the Regional Pilot Project no fewer than 180 days prior to the implementation of the plan. The Commission may approve the plan after notice and hearing to authorize such Regional Pilot Project. Such shall not exceed one year duration or other time period approved by the Commission. No entity may proceed with the Regional Pilot Project until it receives Commission approval. In approving any plan for a Regional Pilot Project under this Section, the Commission may impose such terms, conditions, or requirements as, in its judgment, are necessary to protect the interests of the public.
    The Commission shall have authority to approve one, and only one, Regional Pilot Project to implement next generation 9-1-1.
    Plans filed under this Section shall conform to minimum standards established pursuant to Section 10.
(Source: P.A. 96-1443, eff. 8-20-10.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 11. All local public agencies operating a 9-1-1 system shall operate under a plan that has been filed with and approved by the Commission prior to January 1, 2016, or the Administrator. Plans filed under this Section shall conform to minimum standards established pursuant to Section 10.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/12

    (50 ILCS 750/12) (from Ch. 134, par. 42)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 12. The Attorney General may, in behalf of the Commission or on his own initiative, commence judicial proceedings to enforce compliance by any public agency or public utility providing telephone service with this Act.
(Source: P.A. 79-1092.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 12. The Attorney General may, in behalf of the Department or on his own initiative, commence judicial proceedings to enforce compliance by any public agency or public utility providing telephone service with this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/13

    (50 ILCS 750/13)
    Sec. 13. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06. Repealed by P.A. 96-508, eff. 8-14-09.)

50 ILCS 750/14

    (50 ILCS 750/14) (from Ch. 134, par. 44)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 14. The General Assembly declares that a major purpose in enacting this Act is to eliminate instances in which a responding emergency service refuses to render aid to the requester because the requester is outside of the jurisdictional boundaries of the emergency service. Therefore, in implementing systems under this Act, all public agencies in a single system shall enter into a joint powers agreement or any other form of written cooperative agreement which is applicable when need arises on a day-to-day basis. Certified notification of the continuation of such agreements shall be made among the involved parties on an annual basis. In addition, such agreements shall be entered into between public agencies and public safety agencies which are part of different systems but whose jurisdictional boundaries are contiguous. The agreements shall provide that, once an emergency unit is dispatched in response to a request through the system, such unit shall render its services to the requesting party without regard to whether the unit is operating outside its normal jurisdictional boundaries.
(Source: P.A. 86-101.)

50 ILCS 750/15

    (50 ILCS 750/15) (from Ch. 134, par. 45)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15. Copies of the annual certified notification of continuing agreement required by Section 14 shall be filed with the Attorney General and the Commission. Commencing with the year 1987, all such agreements shall be so filed prior to the 31st day of January. The Attorney General shall commence judicial proceedings to enforce compliance with this Section and Section 14, where a public agency or public safety agency has failed to timely enter into such agreement or file copies thereof.
(Source: P.A. 86-101.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15. Copies of the annual certified notification of continuing agreement required by Section 14 shall be filed with the Attorney General and the Administrator. All such agreements shall be so filed prior to the 31st day of January. The Attorney General shall commence judicial proceedings to enforce compliance with this Section and Section 14, where a public agency or public safety agency has failed to timely enter into such agreement or file copies thereof.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/15.1

    (50 ILCS 750/15.1) (from Ch. 134, par. 45.1)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.1. Public body; exemption from civil liability for developing or operating emergency telephone system. No public agency, public safety agency, emergency telephone system board, or unit of local government assuming the duties of an emergency telephone system board, nor any officer, agent or employee of any public agency, public safety agency, emergency telephone system board, or unit of local government assuming the duties of an emergency telephone system board, shall be liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission, except willful or wanton misconduct, in connection with developing, adopting, operating or implementing any plan or system required by this Act.
    Exemption from civil liability for emergency instructions is as provided in the Good Samaritan Act.
    This Section may not be offered as a defense in any judicial proceeding brought by the Attorney General under Section 12 to compel compliance with this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-403, eff. 1-1-96; 89-607, eff. 1-1-97.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.1. Public body; exemption from civil liability for developing or operating emergency telephone system.
    (a) In no event shall a public agency, the Commission, the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board, the Administrator, the Department of State Police, public safety agency, public safety answering point, emergency telephone system board, or unit of local government assuming the duties of an emergency telephone system board, or carrier, or its officers, employees, assigns, or agents be liable for any civil damages or criminal liability that directly or indirectly results from, or is caused by, any act or omission in the development, design, installation, operation, maintenance, performance, or provision of 9-1-1 service required by this Act, unless the act or omission constitutes gross negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct.
    A unit of local government, the Commission, the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board, the Administrator, the Department of State Police, public safety agency, public safety answering point, emergency telephone system board, or carrier, or its officers, employees, assigns, or agents, shall not be liable for any form of civil damages or criminal liability that directly or indirectly results from, or is caused by, the release of subscriber information to any governmental entity as required under the provisions of this Act, unless the release constitutes gross negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct.
    (b) Exemption from civil liability for emergency instructions is as provided in the Good Samaritan Act.
    (c) This Section may not be offered as a defense in any judicial proceeding brought by the Attorney General under Section 12 to compel compliance with this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/15.2

    (50 ILCS 750/15.2) (from Ch. 134, par. 45.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.2. Any person calling the number "911" for the purpose of making a false alarm or complaint and reporting false information is subject to the provisions of Section 26-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

50 ILCS 750/15.2a

    (50 ILCS 750/15.2a) (from Ch. 134, par. 45.2a)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.2a. The installation of or connection to a telephone company's network of any automatic alarm, automatic alerting device, or mechanical dialer that causes the number 9-1-1 to be dialed in order to directly access emergency services is prohibited in a 9-1-1 system.
    This Section does not apply to devices used to enable access to the 9-1-1 system for cognitively-impaired or special needs persons or for persons with disabilities in an emergency situation reported by a caregiver after initiating a missing person's report. The device must have the capability to be activated and controlled remotely by trained personnel at a service center to prevent falsely activated or repeated calls to the 9-1-1 system in a single incident. The device must have the technical capability to generate location information to the 9-1-1 system. Under no circumstances shall a device be sold for use in a geographical jurisdiction where the 9-1-1 system has not deployed wireless phase II location technology. The alerting device shall also provide for either 2-way communication or send a pre-recorded message to a 9-1-1 provider explaining the nature of the emergency so that the 9-1-1 provider will be able to dispatch the appropriate emergency responder.
    Violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation of this Section is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

50 ILCS 750/15.2b

    (50 ILCS 750/15.2b)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.2b. Emergency telephone number; advertising. No person or private entity may advertise or otherwise publicize the availability of services provided by a specific provider and indicate that a consumer should obtain access to services provided by a specific provider by use of the emergency telephone number (9-1-1).
(Source: P.A. 88-497.)

50 ILCS 750/15.2c

    (50 ILCS 750/15.2c)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.2c. Call boxes. No carrier shall be required to provide a call box. For purposes of this Section, the term "call box" means a device that is normally mounted to an outside wall of the serving telecommunications carrier central office and designed to provide emergency on-site answering by authorized personnel at the central office location in the event a central office is isolated from the 9-1-1 network.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/15.3

    (50 ILCS 750/15.3) (from Ch. 134, par. 45.3)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.3. Local non-wireless surcharge.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (l) of this Section, the corporate authorities of any municipality or any county may, subject to the limitations of subsections (c), (d), and (h), and in addition to any tax levied pursuant to the Simplified Municipal Telecommunications Tax Act, impose a monthly surcharge on billed subscribers of network connection provided by telecommunication carriers engaged in the business of transmitting messages by means of electricity originating within the corporate limits of the municipality or county imposing the surcharge at a rate per network connection determined in accordance with subsection (c), however the monthly surcharge shall not apply to a network connection provided for use with pay telephone services. Provided, however, that where multiple voice grade communications channels are connected between the subscriber's premises and a public switched network through private branch exchange (PBX) or centrex type service, a municipality imposing a surcharge at a rate per network connection, as determined in accordance with this Act, shall impose:
        (i) in a municipality with a population of 500,000 or
    
less or in any county, 5 such surcharges per network connection, as determined in accordance with subsections (a) and (d) of Section 2.12 of this Act, for both regular service and advanced service provisioned trunk lines;
        (ii) in a municipality with a population, prior to
    
March 1, 2010, of 500,000 or more, 5 surcharges per network connection, as determined in accordance with subsections (a) and (d) of Section 2.12 of this Act, for both regular service and advanced service provisioned trunk lines;
        (iii) in a municipality with a population, as of
    
March 1, 2010, of 500,000 or more, 5 surcharges per network connection, as determined in accordance with subsections (a) and (d) of Section 2.12 of this Act, for regular service provisioned trunk lines, and 12 surcharges per network connection, as determined in accordance with subsections (a) and (d) of Section 2.12 of this Act, for advanced service provisioned trunk lines, except where an advanced service provisioned trunk line supports at least 2 but fewer than 23 simultaneous voice grade calls ("VGC's"), a telecommunication carrier may elect to impose fewer than 12 surcharges per trunk line as provided in subsection (iv) of this Section; or
        (iv) for an advanced service provisioned trunk line
    
connected between the subscriber's premises and the public switched network through a P.B.X., where the advanced service provisioned trunk line is capable of transporting at least 2 but fewer than 23 simultaneous VGC's per trunk line, the telecommunications carrier collecting the surcharge may elect to impose surcharges in accordance with the table provided in this Section, without limiting any telecommunications carrier's obligations to otherwise keep and maintain records. Any telecommunications carrier electing to impose fewer than 12 surcharges per an advanced service provisioned trunk line shall keep and maintain records adequately to demonstrate the VGC capability of each advanced service provisioned trunk line with fewer than 12 surcharges imposed, provided that 12 surcharges shall be imposed on an advanced service provisioned trunk line regardless of the VGC capability where a telecommunications carrier cannot demonstrate the VGC capability of the advanced service provisioned trunk line.

 
Facility
VGC's 911 Surcharges
Advanced service provisioned trunk line 18-23 12
Advanced service provisioned trunk line 12-17 10
Advanced service provisioned trunk line 2-11 8

 
    Subsections (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv) are not intended to make any change in the meaning of this Section, but are intended to remove possible ambiguity, thereby confirming the intent of paragraph (a) as it existed prior to and following the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
    For mobile telecommunications services, if a surcharge is imposed it shall be imposed based upon the municipality or county that encompasses the customer's place of primary use as defined in the Mobile Telecommunications Sourcing Conformity Act. A municipality may enter into an intergovernmental agreement with any county in which it is partially located, when the county has adopted an ordinance to impose a surcharge as provided in subsection (c), to include that portion of the municipality lying outside the county in that county's surcharge referendum. If the county's surcharge referendum is approved, the portion of the municipality identified in the intergovernmental agreement shall automatically be disconnected from the county in which it lies and connected to the county which approved the referendum for purposes of a surcharge on telecommunications carriers.
    (b) For purposes of computing the surcharge imposed by subsection (a), the network connections to which the surcharge shall apply shall be those in-service network connections, other than those network connections assigned to the municipality or county, where the service address for each such network connection or connections is located within the corporate limits of the municipality or county levying the surcharge. Except for mobile telecommunication services, the "service address" shall mean the location of the primary use of the network connection or connections. For mobile telecommunication services, "service address" means the customer's place of primary use as defined in the Mobile Telecommunications Sourcing Conformity Act.
    (c) Upon the passage of an ordinance to impose a surcharge under this Section the clerk of the municipality or county shall certify the question of whether the surcharge may be imposed to the proper election authority who shall submit the public question to the electors of the municipality or county in accordance with the general election law; provided that such question shall not be submitted at a consolidated primary election. The public question shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall the county (or city, village
or incorporated town) of ..... impose          YES
a surcharge of up to ... per month per
network connection, which surcharge will
be added to the monthly bill you receive   -------------------
for telephone or telecommunications
charges, for the purpose of installing
(or improving) a 9-1-1 Emergency               NO
Telephone System?
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    If a majority of the votes cast upon the public question are in favor thereof, the surcharge shall be imposed.
    However, if a Joint Emergency Telephone System Board is to be created pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement under Section 15.4, the ordinance to impose the surcharge shall be subject to the approval of a majority of the total number of votes cast upon the public question by the electors of all of the municipalities or counties, or combination thereof, that are parties to the intergovernmental agreement.
    The referendum requirement of this subsection (c) shall not apply to any municipality with a population over 500,000 or to any county in which a proposition as to whether a sophisticated 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System should be installed in the county, at a cost not to exceed a specified monthly amount per network connection, has previously been approved by a majority of the electors of the county voting on the proposition at an election conducted before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1987.
    (d) A county may not impose a surcharge, unless requested by a municipality, in any incorporated area which has previously approved a surcharge as provided in subsection (c) or in any incorporated area where the corporate authorities of the municipality have previously entered into a binding contract or letter of intent with a telecommunications carrier to provide sophisticated 9-1-1 service through municipal funds.
    (e) A municipality or county may at any time by ordinance change the rate of the surcharge imposed under this Section if the new rate does not exceed the rate specified in the referendum held pursuant to subsection (c).
    (f) The surcharge authorized by this Section shall be collected from the subscriber by the telecommunications carrier providing the subscriber the network connection as a separately stated item on the subscriber's bill.
    (g) The amount of surcharge collected by the telecommunications carrier shall be paid to the particular municipality or county or Joint Emergency Telephone System Board not later than 30 days after the surcharge is collected, net of any network or other 9-1-1 or sophisticated 9-1-1 system charges then due the particular telecommunications carrier, as shown on an itemized bill. The telecommunications carrier collecting the surcharge shall also be entitled to deduct 3% of the gross amount of surcharge collected to reimburse the telecommunications carrier for the expense of accounting and collecting the surcharge.
    (h) Except as expressly provided in subsection (a) of this Section, on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly and until July 1, 2017, a municipality with a population of 500,000 or more shall not impose a monthly surcharge per network connection in excess of the highest monthly surcharge imposed as of January 1, 2014 by any county or municipality under subsection (c) of this Section. On or after July 1, 2017, a municipality with a population over 500,000 may not impose a monthly surcharge in excess of $2.50 per network connection.
    (i) Any municipality or county or joint emergency telephone system board that has imposed a surcharge pursuant to this Section prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1990 shall hereafter impose the surcharge in accordance with subsection (b) of this Section.
    (j) The corporate authorities of any municipality or county may issue, in accordance with Illinois law, bonds, notes or other obligations secured in whole or in part by the proceeds of the surcharge described in this Section. The State of Illinois pledges and agrees that it will not limit or alter the rights and powers vested in municipalities and counties by this Section to impose the surcharge so as to impair the terms of or affect the security for bonds, notes or other obligations secured in whole or in part with the proceeds of the surcharge described in this Section. The pledge and agreement set forth in this Section survive the termination of the surcharge under subsection (l) by virtue of the replacement of the surcharge monies guaranteed under Section 20; the State of Illinois pledges and agrees that it will not limit or alter the rights vested in municipalities and counties to the surcharge replacement funds guaranteed under Section 20 so as to impair the terms of or affect the security for bonds, notes or other obligations secured in whole or in part with the proceeds of the surcharge described in this Section.
    (k) Any surcharge collected by or imposed on a telecommunications carrier pursuant to this Section shall be held to be a special fund in trust for the municipality, county or Joint Emergency Telephone Board imposing the surcharge. Except for the 3% deduction provided in subsection (g) above, the special fund shall not be subject to the claims of creditors of the telecommunication carrier.
    (l) On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, no county or municipality, other than a municipality with a population over 500,000, may impose a monthly surcharge under this Section in excess of the amount imposed by it on the effective date of this Act. Any surcharge imposed pursuant to this Section by a county or municipality, other than a municipality with a population in excess of 500,000, shall cease to be imposed on January 1, 2016.
(Source: P.A. 98-634, eff. 6-6-14; 99-6, eff. 6-29-15.)

50 ILCS 750/15.3a

    (50 ILCS 750/15.3a)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.3a. Local wireless surcharge.
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, a unit of local government or emergency telephone system board providing wireless 9-1-1 service and imposing and collecting a wireless carrier surcharge prior to July 1, 1998 may continue its practices of imposing and collecting its wireless carrier surcharge, but, except as provided in subsection (b) of this Section, in no event shall that monthly surcharge exceed $2.50 per commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) connection or in-service telephone number billed on a monthly basis. For mobile telecommunications services provided on and after August 1, 2002, any surcharge imposed shall be imposed based upon the municipality or county that encompasses the customer's place of primary use as defined in the Mobile Telecommunications Sourcing Conformity Act.
    (b) Until July 1, 2017, the corporate authorities of a municipality with a population in excess of 500,000 on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly may by ordinance continue to impose and collect a monthly surcharge per commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) connection or in-service telephone number billed on a monthly basis that does not exceed the highest monthly surcharge imposed as of January 1, 2014 by any county or municipality under subsection (c) of Section 15.3 of this Act. On or after July 1, 2017, the municipality may continue imposing and collecting its wireless carrier surcharge as provided in and subject to the limitations of subsection (a) of this Section.
    (c) In addition to any other lawful purpose, a municipality with a population over 500,000 may use the moneys collected under this Section for any anti-terrorism or emergency preparedness measures, including, but not limited to, preparedness planning, providing local matching funds for federal or State grants, personnel training, and specialized equipment, including surveillance cameras, as needed to deal with natural and terrorist-inspired emergency situations or events.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/15.4

    (50 ILCS 750/15.4) (from Ch. 134, par. 45.4)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.4. Emergency Telephone System Board; powers.
    (a) The corporate authorities of any county or municipality that imposes a surcharge under Section 15.3 shall establish an Emergency Telephone System Board. The corporate authorities shall provide for the manner of appointment and the number of members of the Board, provided that the board shall consist of not fewer than 5 members, one of whom must be a public member who is a resident of the local exchange service territory included in the 9-1-1 coverage area, one of whom (in counties with a population less than 100,000) must be a member of the county board, and at least 3 of whom shall be representative of the 9-1-1 public safety agencies, including but not limited to police departments, fire departments, emergency medical services providers, and emergency services and disaster agencies, and appointed on the basis of their ability or experience. In counties with a population of more than 100,000 but less than 2,000,000, a member of the county board may serve on the Emergency Telephone System Board. Elected officials, including members of a county board, are also eligible to serve on the board. Members of the board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses. Any 2 or more municipalities, counties, or combination thereof, that impose a surcharge under Section 15.3 may, instead of establishing individual boards, establish by intergovernmental agreement a Joint Emergency Telephone System Board pursuant to this Section. The manner of appointment of such a joint board shall be prescribed in the agreement.
    Upon the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, appointed members of the Emergency Telephone System Board shall serve staggered 3-year terms if: (1) the Board serves a county with a population of 100,000 or less; and (2) appointments, on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, are not for a stated term. The corporate authorities of the county or municipality shall assign terms to the board members serving on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly in the following manner: (1) one-third of board members' terms shall expire on January 1, 2015; (2) one-third of board members' terms shall expire on January 1, 2016; and (3) remaining board members' terms shall expire on January 1, 2017. Board members may be re-appointed upon the expiration of their terms by the corporate authorities of the county or municipality.
    The corporate authorities of a county or municipality may, by a vote of the majority of the members elected, remove an Emergency Telephone System Board member for misconduct, official misconduct, or neglect of office.
    (b) The powers and duties of the board shall be defined by ordinance of the municipality or county, or by intergovernmental agreement in the case of a joint board. The powers and duties shall include, but need not be limited to the following:
        (1) Planning a 9-1-1 system.
        (2) Coordinating and supervising the implementation,
    
upgrading, or maintenance of the system, including the establishment of equipment specifications and coding systems.
        (3) Receiving moneys from the surcharge imposed
    
under Section 15.3, and from any other source, for deposit into the Emergency Telephone System Fund.
        (4) Authorizing all disbursements from the fund.
        (5) Hiring any staff necessary for the implementation
    
or upgrade of the system.
        (6) Participating in a Regional Pilot Project to
    
implement next generation 9-1-1, as defined in this Act, subject to the conditions set forth in this Act.
    (c) All moneys received by a board pursuant to a surcharge imposed under Section 15.3 shall be deposited into a separate interest-bearing Emergency Telephone System Fund account. The treasurer of the municipality or county that has established the board or, in the case of a joint board, any municipal or county treasurer designated in the intergovernmental agreement, shall be custodian of the fund. All interest accruing on the fund shall remain in the fund. No expenditures may be made from such fund except upon the direction of the board by resolution passed by a majority of all members of the board. Expenditures may be made only to pay for the costs associated with the following:
        (1) The design of the Emergency Telephone System.
        (2) The coding of an initial Master Street Address
    
Guide data base, and update and maintenance thereof.
        (3) The repayment of any moneys advanced for the
    
implementation of the system.
        (4) The charges for Automatic Number Identification
    
and Automatic Location Identification equipment, a computer aided dispatch system that records, maintains, and integrates information, mobile data transmitters equipped with automatic vehicle locators, and maintenance, replacement and update thereof to increase operational efficiency and improve the provision of emergency services.
        (5) The non-recurring charges related to installation
    
of the Emergency Telephone System and the ongoing network charges.
        (6) The acquisition and installation, or the
    
reimbursement of costs therefor to other governmental bodies that have incurred those costs, of road or street signs that are essential to the implementation of the emergency telephone system and that are not duplicative of signs that are the responsibility of the jurisdiction charged with maintaining road and street signs.
        (7) Other products and services necessary for the
    
implementation, upgrade, and maintenance of the system and any other purpose related to the operation of the system, including costs attributable directly to the construction, leasing, or maintenance of any buildings or facilities or costs of personnel attributable directly to the operation of the system. Costs attributable directly to the operation of an emergency telephone system do not include the costs of public safety agency personnel who are and equipment that is dispatched in response to an emergency call.
        (7.5) The purchase of real property if the purchase
    
is made before March 16, 2006.
        (8) In the case of a municipality that imposes a
    
surcharge under subsection (h) of Section 15.3, moneys may also be used for any anti-terrorism or emergency preparedness measures, including, but not limited to, preparedness planning, providing local matching funds for federal or State grants, personnel training, and specialized equipment, including surveillance cameras as needed to deal with natural and terrorist-inspired emergency situations or events.
        (9) The defraying of expenses incurred in
    
participation in a Regional Pilot Project to implement next generation 9-1-1, subject to the conditions set forth in this Act.
        (10) The implementation of a computer aided dispatch
    
system or hosted supplemental 9-1-1 services.
    Moneys in the fund may also be transferred to a participating fire protection district to reimburse volunteer firefighters who man remote telephone switching facilities when dedicated 9-1-1 lines are down.
    (d) The board shall complete the data base before implementation of the 9-1-1 system. The error ratio of the data base shall not at any time exceed 1% of the total data base.
(Source: P.A. 97-517, eff. 8-23-11; 97-1018, eff. 8-17-12; 98-481, eff. 8-16-13.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.4. Emergency Telephone System Board; powers.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (e) of this Section, the corporate authorities of any county or municipality may establish an Emergency Telephone System Board. The corporate authorities shall provide for the manner of appointment and the number of members of the Board, provided that the board shall consist of not fewer than 5 members, one of whom must be a public member who is a resident of the local exchange service territory included in the 9-1-1 coverage area, one of whom (in counties with a population less than 100,000) may be a member of the county board, and at least 3 of whom shall be representative of the 9-1-1 public safety agencies, including but not limited to police departments, fire departments, emergency medical services providers, and emergency services and disaster agencies, and appointed on the basis of their ability or experience. In counties with a population of more than 100,000 but less than 2,000,000, a member of the county board may serve on the Emergency Telephone System Board. Elected officials, including members of a county board, are also eligible to serve on the board. Members of the board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses. Any 2 or more municipalities, counties, or combination thereof, may, instead of establishing individual boards, establish by intergovernmental agreement a Joint Emergency Telephone System Board pursuant to this Section. The manner of appointment of such a joint board shall be prescribed in the agreement.
    Upon the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, appointed members of the Emergency Telephone System Board shall serve staggered 3-year terms if: (1) the Board serves a county with a population of 100,000 or less; and (2) appointments, on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, are not for a stated term. The corporate authorities of the county or municipality shall assign terms to the board members serving on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly in the following manner: (1) one-third of board members' terms shall expire on January 1, 2015; (2) one-third of board members' terms shall expire on January 1, 2016; and (3) remaining board members' terms shall expire on January 1, 2017. Board members may be re-appointed upon the expiration of their terms by the corporate authorities of the county or municipality.
    The corporate authorities of a county or municipality may, by a vote of the majority of the members elected, remove an Emergency Telephone System Board member for misconduct, official misconduct, or neglect of office.
    (b) The powers and duties of the board shall be defined by ordinance of the municipality or county, or by intergovernmental agreement in the case of a joint board. The powers and duties shall include, but need not be limited to the following:
        (1) Planning a 9-1-1 system.
        (2) Coordinating and supervising the implementation,
    
upgrading, or maintenance of the system, including the establishment of equipment specifications and coding systems.
        (3) Receiving moneys from the surcharge imposed
    
under Section 15.3, or disbursed to it under Section 30, and from any other source, for deposit into the Emergency Telephone System Fund.
        (4) Authorizing all disbursements from the fund.
        (5) Hiring any staff necessary for the implementation
    
or upgrade of the system.
        (6) (Blank).
    (c) All moneys received by a board pursuant to a surcharge imposed under Section 15.3, or disbursed to it under Section 30, shall be deposited into a separate interest-bearing Emergency Telephone System Fund account. The treasurer of the municipality or county that has established the board or, in the case of a joint board, any municipal or county treasurer designated in the intergovernmental agreement, shall be custodian of the fund. All interest accruing on the fund shall remain in the fund. No expenditures may be made from such fund except upon the direction of the board by resolution passed by a majority of all members of the board.
    (d) The board shall complete a Master Street Address Guide database before implementation of the 9-1-1 system. The error ratio of the database shall not at any time exceed 1% of the total database.
    (e) On and after January 1, 2016, no municipality or county may create an Emergency Telephone System Board unless the board is a Joint Emergency Telephone System Board. The corporate authorities of any county or municipality entering into an intergovernmental agreement to create or join a Joint Emergency Telephone System Board shall rescind the ordinance or ordinances creating the original Emergency Telephone System Board and shall eliminate the Emergency Telephone System Board, effective upon the creation, with regulatory approval by the Administrator, or joining of the Joint Emergency Telephone System Board.
(Source: P.A. 98-481, eff. 8-16-13; 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/15.4a

    (50 ILCS 750/15.4a)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.4a. Consolidation.
    (a) By July 1, 2017, and except as otherwise provided in this Section, Emergency Telephone System Boards, Joint Emergency Telephone System Boards, qualified governmental entities, and PSAPs shall be consolidated as follows, subject to subsections (b) and (c) of this Section:
        (1) In any county with a population of at least
    
250,000 that has a single Emergency Telephone System Board, or qualified governmental entity and more than 2 PSAPs, shall reduce the number of PSAPs by at least 50% or to 2 PSAPs, whichever is greater. Nothing in this paragraph shall preclude consolidation resulting in one PSAP in the county.
        (2) In any county with a population of at least
    
250,000 that has more than one Emergency Telephone System Board, Joint Emergency Telephone System Board, or qualified governmental entity, any 9-1-1 Authority serving a population of less than 25,000 shall be consolidated such that no 9-1-1 Authority in the county serves a population of less than 25,000.
        (3) In any county with a population of at least
    
250,000 but less than 1,000,000 that has more than one Emergency Telephone System Board, Joint Emergency Telephone System Board, or qualified governmental entity, each 9-1-1 Authority shall reduce the number of PSAPs by at least 50% or to 2 PSAPs, whichever is greater. Nothing in this paragraph shall preclude consolidation of a 9-1-1 Authority into a Joint Emergency Telephone System Board, and nothing in this paragraph shall preclude consolidation resulting in one PSAP in the county.
        (4) In any county with a population of less than
    
250,000 that has a single Emergency Telephone System Board or qualified governmental entity and more than 2 PSAPs, the 9-1-1 Authority shall reduce the number of PSAPs by at least 50% or to 2 PSAPs, whichever is greater. Nothing in this paragraph shall preclude consolidation resulting in one PSAP in the county.
        (5) In any county with a population of less than
    
250,000 that has more than one Emergency Telephone System Board, Joint Emergency Telephone System Board, or qualified governmental entity and more than 2 PSAPS, the 9-1-1 Authorities shall be consolidated into a single joint board, and the number of PSAPs shall be reduced by at least 50% or to 2 PSAPs, whichever is greater. Nothing in this paragraph shall preclude consolidation resulting in one PSAP in the county.
        (6) Any 9-1-1 Authority that does not have a PSAP
    
within its jurisdiction shall be consolidated through an intergovernmental agreement with an existing 9-1-1 Authority that has a PSAP to create a Joint Emergency Telephone Board.
        (7) The corporate authorities of each county that has
    
no 9-1-1 service as of January 1, 2016 shall provide enhanced 9-1-1 wireline and wireless enhanced 9-1-1 service for that county by either (i) entering into an intergovernmental agreement with an existing Emergency Telephone System Board to create a new Joint Emergency Telephone System Board, or (ii) entering into an intergovernmental agreement with the corporate authorities that have created an existing Joint Emergency Telephone System Board.
    (b) By July 1, 2016, each county required to consolidate pursuant to paragraph (7) of subsection (a) of this Section and each 9-1-1 Authority required to consolidate pursuant to paragraphs (1) through (6) of subsection (a) of this Section shall file a plan for consolidation or a request for a waiver pursuant to subsection (c) of this Section with the Division of 9-1-1. Within 60 calendar days of receiving a consolidation plan, the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board shall hold at least one public hearing on the plan and provide a recommendation to the Administrator. Notice of the hearing shall be provided to the respective entity to which the plan applies. Within 90 calendar days of receiving a consolidation plan, the Administrator shall approve the plan, approve the plan as modified, or grant a waiver pursuant to subsection (c) of this Section. In making his or her decision, the Administrator shall consider any recommendation from the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board regarding the plan. If the Administrator does not follow the recommendation of the Board, the Administrator shall provide a written explanation for the deviation in his or her decision. The deadlines provided in this subsection may be extended upon agreement between the Administrator and entity which submitted the plan.
    (c) A waiver from a consolidation required under subsection (a) of this Section may be granted if the Administrator finds that the consolidation will result in a substantial threat to public safety, is economically unreasonable, or is technically infeasible.
    (d) Any decision of the Administrator under this Section shall be deemed a final administrative decision and shall be subject to judicial review under the Administrative Review Law.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/15.4b

    (50 ILCS 750/15.4b)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.4b. Consolidation grants.
    (a) The Administrator, with the advice and recommendation of the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board, shall administer a 9-1-1 System Consolidation Grant Program to defray costs associated with 9-1-1 system consolidation of systems outside of a municipality with a population in excess of 500,000. The awarded grants will be used to offset non-recurring costs associated with the consolidation of 9-1-1 systems and shall not be used for ongoing operating costs associated with the consolidated system. The Department, in consultation with the Administrator and the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board, shall adopt rules defining the grant process and criteria for issuing the grants. The grants should be awarded based on criteria that include, but are not limited to:
        (1) reducing the number of transfers of a 9-1-1
    
call;
        (2) reducing the infrastructure required to
    
adequately provide 9-1-1 network services;
        (3) promoting cost savings from resource sharing
    
among 9-1-1 systems;
        (4) facilitating interoperability and resiliency
    
for the receipt of 9-1-1 calls;
        (5) reducing the number of 9-1-1 systems or
    
reducing the number of PSAPs within a 9-1-1 system;
        (6) cost saving resulting from 9-1-1 system
    
consolidation; and
        (7) expanding E9-1-1 service coverage as a result
    
of 9-1-1 system consolidation including to areas without E9-1-1 service.
    Priority shall be given first to counties not providing 9-1-1 service as of January 1, 2016, and next to other entities consolidating as required under Section 15.4a of this Act.
    (b) The 9-1-1 System Consolidation Grant application, as defined by Department rules, shall be submitted electronically to the Administrator starting January 2, 2016, and every January 2 thereafter. The application shall include a modified 9-1-1 system plan as required by this Act in support of the consolidation plan. The Administrator shall have until June 30, 2016 and every June 30 thereafter to approve 9-1-1 System Consolidation grants and modified 9-1-1 system plans. Payment under the approved 9-1-1 System Consolidation grants shall be contingent upon the final approval of a modified 9-1-1 system plan.
    (c) Existing and previously completed consolidation projects shall be eligible to apply for reimbursement of costs related to the consolidation incurred between 2010 and the State fiscal year of the application.
    (d) The 9-1-1 systems that receive grants under this Section shall provide a report detailing grant fund usage to the Administrator pursuant to Section 40 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/15.5

    (50 ILCS 750/15.5)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.5. Private residential switch service 9-1-1 service.
    (a) After June 30, 1995, an entity that provides or operates private residential switch service and provides telecommunications facilities or services to residents shall provide to those residential end users the same level of 9-1-1 service as the public agency and the telecommunications carrier are providing to other residential end users of the local 9-1-1 system. This service shall include, but not be limited to, the capability to identify the telephone number, extension number, and the physical location that is the source of the call to the number designated as the emergency telephone number.
    (b) The private residential switch operator is responsible for forwarding end user automatic location identification record information to the 9-1-1 system provider according to the format, frequency, and procedures established by that system provider.
    (c) This Act does not apply to any PBX telephone extension that uses radio transmissions to convey electrical signals directly between the telephone extension and the serving PBX.
    (d) An entity that violates this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not less than $1,000 and not more than $5,000.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to preclude the Attorney General on behalf of the Commission or on his or her own initiative, or any other interested person, from seeking judicial relief, by mandamus, injunction, or otherwise, to compel compliance with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 88-604, eff. 9-1-94; 89-222, eff. 1-1-96; 89-497, eff. 6-27-96.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.5. Private residential switch service 9-1-1 service.
    (a) After June 30, 1995, an entity that provides or operates private residential switch service and provides telecommunications facilities or services to residents shall provide to those residential end users the same level of 9-1-1 service as the public agency and the telecommunications carrier are providing to other residential end users of the local 9-1-1 system. This service shall include, but not be limited to, the capability to identify the telephone number, extension number, and the physical location that is the source of the call to the number designated as the emergency telephone number.
    (b) The private residential switch operator is responsible for forwarding end user automatic location identification record information to the 9-1-1 system provider according to the format, frequency, and procedures established by that system provider.
    (c) This Act does not apply to any PBX telephone extension that uses radio transmissions to convey electrical signals directly between the telephone extension and the serving PBX.
    (d) An entity that violates this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not less than $1,000 and not more than $5,000.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to preclude the Attorney General on behalf of the Department or on his or her own initiative, or any other interested person, from seeking judicial relief, by mandamus, injunction, or otherwise, to compel compliance with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/15.6

    (50 ILCS 750/15.6)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.6. Enhanced 9-1-1 service; business service.
    (a) After June 30, 2000, or within 18 months after enhanced 9-1-1 service becomes available, any entity that installs or operates a private business switch service and provides telecommunications facilities or services to businesses shall assure that the system is connected to the public switched network in a manner that calls to 9-1-1 result in automatic number and location identification. For buildings having their own street address and containing workspace of 40,000 square feet or less, location identification shall include the building's street address. For buildings having their own street address and containing workspace of more than 40,000 square feet, location identification shall include the building's street address and one distinct location identification per 40,000 square feet of workspace. Separate buildings containing workspace of 40,000 square feet or less having a common public street address shall have a distinct location identification for each building in addition to the street address.
    (b) Exemptions. Buildings containing workspace of more than 40,000 square feet are exempt from the multiple location identification requirements of subsection (a) if the building maintains, at all times, alternative and adequate means of signaling and responding to emergencies. Those means shall include, but not be limited to, a telephone system that provides the physical location of 9-1-1 calls coming from within the building. Health care facilities are presumed to meet the requirements of this paragraph if the facilities are staffed with medical or nursing personnel 24 hours per day and if an alternative means of providing information about the source of an emergency call exists. Buildings under this exemption must provide 9-1-1 service that provides the building's street address.
    Buildings containing workspace of more than 40,000 square feet are exempt from subsection (a) if the building maintains, at all times, alternative and adequate means of signaling and responding to emergencies, including a telephone system that provides the location of a 9-1-1 call coming from within the building, and the building is serviced by its own medical, fire and security personnel. Buildings under this exemption are subject to emergency phone system certification by the Illinois Commerce Commission.
    Buildings in communities not serviced by enhanced 9-1-1 service are exempt from subsection (a).
    Correctional institutions and facilities, as defined in subsection (d) of Section 3-1-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections, are exempt from subsection (a).
    (c) This Act does not apply to any PBX telephone extension that uses radio transmissions to convey electrical signals directly between the telephone extension and the serving PBX.
    (d) An entity that violates this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not less than $1,000 and not more than $5,000.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to preclude the Attorney General on behalf of the Commission or on his or her own initiative, or any other interested person, from seeking judicial relief, by mandamus, injunction, or otherwise, to compel compliance with this Section.
    (f) The Commission shall promulgate rules for the administration of this Section no later than January 1, 2000.
(Source: P.A. 91-518, eff. 8-13-99; 92-16, eff. 6-28-01; 92-188, eff. 8-1-01.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.6. Enhanced 9-1-1 service; business service.
    (a) After June 30, 2000, or within 18 months after enhanced 9-1-1 service becomes available, any entity that installs or operates a private business switch service and provides telecommunications facilities or services to businesses shall assure that the system is connected to the public switched network in a manner that calls to 9-1-1 result in automatic number and location identification. For buildings having their own street address and containing workspace of 40,000 square feet or less, location identification shall include the building's street address. For buildings having their own street address and containing workspace of more than 40,000 square feet, location identification shall include the building's street address and one distinct location identification per 40,000 square feet of workspace. Separate buildings containing workspace of 40,000 square feet or less having a common public street address shall have a distinct location identification for each building in addition to the street address.
    (b) Exemptions. Buildings containing workspace of more than 40,000 square feet are exempt from the multiple location identification requirements of subsection (a) if the building maintains, at all times, alternative and adequate means of signaling and responding to emergencies. Those means shall include, but not be limited to, a telephone system that provides the physical location of 9-1-1 calls coming from within the building. Health care facilities are presumed to meet the requirements of this paragraph if the facilities are staffed with medical or nursing personnel 24 hours per day and if an alternative means of providing information about the source of an emergency call exists. Buildings under this exemption must provide 9-1-1 service that provides the building's street address.
    Buildings containing workspace of more than 40,000 square feet are exempt from subsection (a) if the building maintains, at all times, alternative and adequate means of signaling and responding to emergencies, including a telephone system that provides the location of a 9-1-1 call coming from within the building, and the building is serviced by its own medical, fire and security personnel. Buildings under this exemption are subject to emergency phone system certification by the Administrator.
    Buildings in communities not serviced by enhanced 9-1-1 service are exempt from subsection (a).
    Correctional institutions and facilities, as defined in subsection (d) of Section 3-1-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections, are exempt from subsection (a).
    (c) This Act does not apply to any PBX telephone extension that uses radio transmissions to convey electrical signals directly between the telephone extension and the serving PBX.
    (d) An entity that violates this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not less than $1,000 and not more than $5,000.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to preclude the Attorney General on behalf of the Department or on his or her own initiative, or any other interested person, from seeking judicial relief, by mandamus, injunction, or otherwise, to compel compliance with this Section.
    (f) The Department may promulgate rules for the administration of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/15.6a

    (50 ILCS 750/15.6a)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.6a. Wireless emergency 9-1-1 service.
    (a) The digits "9-1-1" shall be the designated emergency telephone number within the wireless system.
    (b) The Department may set non-discriminatory and 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 Department in this Section is limited to setting standards as set forth herein and does not constitute authority to regulate wireless carriers.
    (c) 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 Administrator in writing within 6 months after receiving its authority to operate a 9-1-1 system under this Act. In addition, 2 or more emergency telephone system boards or qualified governmental entities 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 that did not provide notice to the Illinois Commerce Commission and the Department prior to January 1, 2016.
    (d) The Administrator, upon a request from a qualified governmental entity or an emergency telephone system board and with the advice and recommendation of the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board, may grant authority to the emergency telephone system board or a qualified governmental entity to provide wireless 9-1-1 service in areas for which the Department has accepted wireless 9-1-1 responsibility. The Administrator shall maintain a current list of all 9-1-1 systems and qualified governmental entities providing wireless 9-1-1 service under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/15.6b

    (50 ILCS 750/15.6b)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    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.)

50 ILCS 750/15.7

    (50 ILCS 750/15.7)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.7. Compliance with certification of 9-1-1 system providers by the Illinois Commerce Commission. In addition to the requirements of this Section, all 9-1-1 system providers must comply with the requirements of Section 13-900 of the Public Utilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-25, eff. 6-30-09.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.7. Compliance with certification of 9-1-1 system providers by the Illinois Commerce Commission. In addition to the requirements of this Act, all 9-1-1 system providers must comply with the requirements of Section 13-900 of the Public Utilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/15.8

    (50 ILCS 750/15.8)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.8. 9-1-1 dialing from a business.
    (a) Any entity that installs or operates a private business switch service and provides telecommunications facilities or services to businesses shall ensure that all systems installed on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly are connected to the public switched network in a manner such that when a user dials "9-1-1", the emergency call connects to the 9-1-1 system without first dialing any number or set of numbers.
    (b) The requirements of this Section do not apply to:
        (1) any entity certified by the Illinois Commerce
    
Commission to operate a Private Emergency Answering Point as defined in 83 Ill. Adm. Code 726.105; or
        (2) correctional institutions and facilities as
    
defined in subsection (d) of Section 3-1-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
    (c) An entity that violates this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not less than $1,000 and not more than $5,000.
(Source: P.A. 98-875, eff. 7-1-15.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.8. 9-1-1 dialing from a business.
    (a) Any entity that installs or operates a private business switch service and provides telecommunications facilities or services to businesses shall ensure that all systems installed on or after July 1, 2015 (the effective date of Public Act 98-875) are connected to the public switched network in a manner such that when a user dials "9-1-1", the emergency call connects to the 9-1-1 system without first dialing any number or set of numbers.
    (b) The requirements of this Section do not apply to:
        (1) any entity certified by the Illinois Commerce
    
Commission to operate a Private Emergency Answering Point as defined in 83 Ill. Adm. Code 726.105; or
        (2) correctional institutions and facilities as
    
defined in subsection (d) of Section 3-1-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
    (c) An entity that violates this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not less than $1,000 and not more than $5,000.
(Source: P.A. 98-875, eff. 7-1-15; 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/16

    (50 ILCS 750/16) (from Ch. 134, par. 46)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 16. This Act takes effect July 1, 1975.
(Source: P.A. 79-1092.)

50 ILCS 750/17

    (50 ILCS 750/17)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2015)
    Sec. 17. 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 September 25, 1975, the General Assembly gave
    
oversight authority to 9-1-1 systems in the State to the Illinois Commerce Commission.
        (3) Since that date, the Illinois Commerce Commission
    
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 Commission shall prepare a directory of all authorized 9-1-1 systems in the State of Illinois. The directory shall include an emergency 10-digit telephone number for a Primary Public Safety Answering Point 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 Manager of the Commission's 9-1-1 Program with the following information:
        (1) A 10-digit emergency telephone number to which
    
9-1-1 calls originating in another 9-1-1 jurisdiction can be transferred. Each 9-1-1 system shall provide the Commission with any changes to this number immediately upon the change occurring. Each 9-1-1 system shall provide this 10-digit emergency telephone number to the Manager of the Commission's 9-1-1 Program within 30 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly.
        (2) Its 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 Commission's 9-1-1 Program within 180 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly.
    (d) This Section is repealed on December 31, 2015.
(Source: P.A. 98-332, eff. 1-1-14.)

50 ILCS 750/19

    (50 ILCS 750/19)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 19. Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board.
    (a) Beginning July 1, 2015, there is created the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board within the Department of State Police. The Board shall consist of the following 11 voting members:
        (1) The Director of the State Police, or his or her
    
designee, who shall serve as chairman.
        (2) The Executive Director of the Commission, or his
    
or her designee.
        (3) Nine members appointed by the Governor as follows:
            (A) one member representing the Illinois chapter
        
of the National Emergency Number Association, or his or her designee;
            (B) one member representing the Illinois chapter
        
of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials, or his or her designee;
            (C) one member representing a county 9-1-1 system
        
from a county with a population of less than 50,000;
            (D) one member representing a county 9-1-1 system
        
from a county with a population between 50,000 and 250,000;
            (E) one member representing a county 9-1-1 system
        
from a county with a population of more than 250,000;
            (F) one member representing a municipality with a
        
population of less than 500,000 in a county with a population in excess of 2,000,000;
            (G) one member representing the Illinois
        
Association of Chiefs of Police;
            (H) one member representing the Illinois
        
Sheriffs' Association; and
            (I) one member representing the Illinois Fire
        
Chiefs Association.
    The Governor shall appoint the following non-voting members: (i) one member representing an incumbent local exchange 9-1-1 system provider; (ii) one member representing a non-incumbent local exchange 9-1-1 system provider; (iii) one member representing a large wireless carrier; (iv) one member representing a small wireless carrier; and (v) one member representing the Illinois Telecommunications Association.
    (b) The Governor shall make initial appointments to the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board by August 31, 2015. Six of the voting members appointed by the Governor shall serve an initial term of 2 years, and the remaining voting members appointed by the Governor shall serve an initial term of 3 years. Thereafter, each appointment by the Governor shall be for a term of 3 years. Non-voting members shall serve for a term of 3 years. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. Persons appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve for the balance of the unexpired term.
    Members of the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board shall serve without compensation.
    (c) The 9-1-1 Services Advisory Board, as constituted on June 1, 2015 without the legislative members, shall serve in the role of the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board until all appointments of voting members have been made by the Governor under subsection (a) of this Section.
    (d) The Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board shall:
        (1) advise the Department of State Police and the
    
Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator on the oversight of 9-1-1 systems and the development and implementation of a uniform statewide 9-1-1 system;
        (2) make recommendations to the Governor and the
    
General Assembly regarding improvements to 9-1-1 services throughout the State; and
        (3) exercise all other powers and duties provided in
    
this Act.
    (e) The Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board shall submit to the General Assembly a report by March 1 of each year providing an update on the transition to a statewide 9-1-1 system and recommending any legislative action.
    (f) The Department of State Police shall provide administrative support to the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 6-29-15.)

50 ILCS 750/20

    (50 ILCS 750/20)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 20. Statewide surcharge.
    (a) On and after January 1, 2016, and except with respect to those customers who are subject to surcharges as provided in Sections 15.3 and 15.3a of this Act, a monthly surcharge shall be imposed on all customers of telecommunications carriers and wireless carriers as follows:
        (1) Each telecommunications carrier shall impose a
    
monthly surcharge of $0.87 per network connection; provided, however, the monthly surcharge shall not apply to a network connection provided for use with pay telephone services. Where multiple voice grade communications channels are connected between the subscriber's premises and a public switched network through private branch exchange (PBX) or centrex type service there shall be imposed 5 such surcharges per network connection for both regular service and advanced service provisioned trunk lines.
        (2) Each wireless carrier shall impose and collect a
    
monthly surcharge of $0.87 per CMRS connection that either has a telephone number within an area code assigned to Illinois by the North American Numbering Plan Administrator or has a billing address in this State.
    (b) State and local taxes shall not apply to the surcharges imposed under this Section.
    (c) The surcharges imposed by this Section shall be stated as a separately stated item on subscriber bills.
    (d) The telecommunications carrier collecting the surcharge shall also be entitled to deduct 3% of the gross amount of surcharge collected to reimburse the telecommunications carrier for the expense of accounting and collecting the surcharge. On and after July 1, 2022, the wireless carrier collecting a surcharge under this Section shall be entitled to deduct up to 3% of the gross amount of the surcharge collected to reimburse the wireless carrier for the expense of accounting and collecting the surcharge.
    (e) Surcharges imposed under this Section shall be collected by the carriers and, within 30 days of collection, remitted, either by check or electronic funds transfer, to the Department for deposit into the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund. Carriers are not required to remit surcharge moneys that are billed to subscribers but not yet collected.
    The first remittance by wireless carriers shall include the number of subscribers by zip code, and the 9-digit zip code if currently being used or later implemented by the carrier, that shall be the means by which the Department shall determine distributions from the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund. This information shall be updated at least once each year. Any carrier that fails to provide the zip code information required under this subsection (e) shall be subject to the penalty set forth in subsection (g) of this Section.
    (f) If, within 5 business days it is due under subsection (e) of this Section, a carrier does not remit the surcharge or any portion thereof required under this Section, then the surcharge or portion thereof shall be deemed delinquent until paid in full, and the Department may impose a penalty against the carrier in an amount equal to the greater of:
        (1) $25 for each month or portion of a month from the
    
time an amount becomes delinquent until the amount is paid in full; or
        (2) an amount equal to the product of 1% and the sum
    
of all delinquent amounts for each month or portion of a month that the delinquent amounts remain unpaid.
    A penalty imposed in accordance with this subsection (f) for a portion of a month during which the carrier pays the delinquent amount in full shall be prorated for each day of that month that the delinquent amount was paid in full. Any penalty imposed under this subsection (f) is in addition to the amount of the delinquency and is in addition to any other penalty imposed under this Section.
    (g) If, within 5 business days after it is due, a wireless carrier does not provide the number of subscribers by zip code as required under subsection (e) of this Section, then the report is deemed delinquent and the Department may impose a penalty against the carrier in an amount equal to the greater of:
        (1) $25 for each month or portion of a month that the
    
report is delinquent; or
        (2) an amount equal to the product of $0.01 and the
    
number of subscribers served by the carrier.
    A penalty imposed in accordance with this subsection (g) for a portion of a month during which the carrier provides the number of subscribers by zip code as required under subsection (e) of this Section shall be prorated for each day of that month during which the carrier had not provided the number of subscribers by zip code as required under subsection (e) of this Section. Any penalty imposed under this subsection (g) is in addition to any other penalty imposed under this Section.
    (h) A penalty imposed and collected in accordance with subsection (f) or (g) of this Section shall be deposited into the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund for distribution according to Section 30 of this Act.
    (i) The Department may enforce the collection of any delinquent amount and any penalty due and unpaid under this Section by legal action or in any other manner by which the collection of debts due the State of Illinois may be enforced under the laws of this State. The Department may excuse the payment of any penalty imposed under this Section if the Administrator determines that the enforcement of this penalty is unjust.
    (j) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, nothing shall impair the right of wireless carriers to recover compliance costs for all emergency communications services that are not reimbursed out of the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund directly from their wireless subscribers by line-item charges on the wireless subscriber's bill. Those compliance costs include all costs incurred by wireless carriers in complying with local, State, and federal regulatory or legislative mandates that require the transmission and receipt of emergency communications to and from the general public, including, but not limited to, E9-1-1.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/30

    (50 ILCS 750/30)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 30. Statewide 9-1-1 Fund; surcharge disbursement.
    (a) A special fund in the State treasury known as the Wireless Service Emergency Fund shall be renamed the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund. Any appropriations made from the Wireless Service Emergency Fund shall be payable from the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund. The Fund shall consist of the following:
        (1) 9-1-1 wireless surcharges assessed under the
    
Wireless Emergency Telephone Safety Act.
        (2) 9-1-1 surcharges assessed under Section 20 of
    
this Act.
        (3) Prepaid wireless 9-1-1 surcharges assessed under
    
Section 15 of the Prepaid Wireless 9-1-1 Surcharge Act.
        (4) Any appropriations, grants, or gifts made to the
    
Fund.
        (5) Any income from interest, premiums, gains, or
    
other earnings on moneys in the Fund.
        (6) Money from any other source that is deposited in
    
or transferred to the Fund.
    (b) Subject to appropriation, the Department shall distribute the 9-1-1 surcharges monthly as follows:
        (1) From each surcharge collected and remitted under
    
Section 20 of this Act:
            (A) $0.013 shall be distributed monthly in equal
        
amounts to each County Emergency Telephone System Board or qualified governmental entity in counties with a population under 100,000 according to the most recent census data which is authorized to serve as a primary wireless 9-1-1 public safety answering point for the county and to provide wireless 9-1-1 service as prescribed by subsection (b) of Section 15.6a of this Act, and which does provide such service.
            (B) $0.033 shall be transferred by the
        
Comptroller at the direction of the Department to the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund until June 30, 2017; from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, $0.026 shall be transferred; from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, $0.020 shall be transferred; from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020, $0.013 shall be transferred; from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, $0.007 will be transferred; and after June 30, 2021, no transfer shall be made to the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund.
            (C) $0.007 shall be used to cover the
        
Department's administrative costs.
        (2) After disbursements under paragraph (1) of this
    
subsection (b), all remaining funds in the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund shall be disbursed in the following priority order:
            (A) The Fund will pay monthly to:
                (i) the 9-1-1 Authorities that imposed
            
surcharges under Section 15.3 of this Act and were required to report to the Illinois Commerce Commission under Section 27 of the Wireless Emergency Telephone Safety Act on October 1, 2014, except a 9-1-1 Authority in a municipality with a population in excess of 500,000, an amount equal to the average monthly wireline and VoIP surcharge revenue attributable to the most recent 12-month period reported to the Department under that Section for the October 1, 2014 filing, subject to the power of the Department to investigate the amount reported and adjust the number by order under Article X of the Public Utilities Act, so that the monthly amount paid under this item accurately reflects one-twelfth of the aggregate wireline and VoIP surcharge revenue properly attributable to the most recent 12-month period reported to the Commission; or
                (ii) county qualified governmental entities
            
that did not impose a surcharge under Section 15.3 as of December 31, 2015, and counties that did not impose a surcharge as of June 30, 2015, an amount equivalent to their population multiplied by .37 multiplied by the rate of $0.69; counties that are not county qualified governmental entities and that did not impose a surcharge as of December 31, 2015, shall not begin to receive the payment provided for in this subsection until E9-1-1 and wireless E9-1-1 services are provided within their counties; or
                (iii) counties without 9-1-1 service that had
            
a surcharge in place by December 31, 2015, an amount equivalent to their population multiplied by .37 multiplied by their surcharge rate as established by the referendum.
            (B) All 9-1-1 network costs for systems outside
        
of municipalities with a population of at least 500,000 shall be paid by the Department directly to the vendors.
            (C) All expenses incurred by the Administrator
        
and the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board and costs associated with procurement under Section 15.6b including requests for information and requests for proposals.
            (D) Funds may be held in reserve by the Statewide
        
9-1-1 Advisory Board and disbursed by the Department for grants under Sections 15.4a, 15.4b, and for NG9-1-1 expenses up to $12.5 million per year in State fiscal years 2016 and 2017; up to $13.5 million in State fiscal year 2018; up to $14.4 million in State fiscal year 2019; up to $15.3 million in State fiscal year 2020; up to $16.2 million in State fiscal year 2021; up to $23.1 million in State fiscal year 2022; and up to $17.0 million per year for State fiscal year 2023 and each year thereafter.
            (E) All remaining funds per remit month shall be
        
used to make monthly proportional grants to the appropriate 9-1-1 Authority currently taking wireless 9-1-1 based upon the United States Postal Zip Code of the billing addresses of subscribers of wireless carriers.
    (c) The moneys deposited into the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund under this Section shall not be subject to administrative charges or chargebacks unless otherwise authorized by this Act.
    (d) Whenever two or more 9-1-1 Authorities consolidate, the resulting Joint Emergency Telephone System Board shall be entitled to the monthly payments that had theretofore been made to each consolidating 9-1-1 Authority. Any reserves held by any consolidating 9-1-1 Authority shall be transferred to the resulting Joint Emergency Telephone System Board. Whenever a county that has no 9-1-1 service as of January 1, 2016 enters into an agreement to consolidate to create or join a Joint Emergency Telephone System Board, the Joint Emergency Telephone System Board shall be entitled to the monthly payments that would have otherwise been paid to the county if it had provided 9-1-1 service.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/35

    (50 ILCS 750/35)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 35. 9-1-1 surcharge; allowable expenditures. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, expenditures from surcharge revenues received under this Act may be made by municipalities, counties, and 9-1-1 Authorities only to pay for the costs associated with the following:
        (1) The design of the Emergency Telephone System.
        (2) The coding of an initial Master Street Address
    
Guide database, and update and maintenance thereof.
        (3) The repayment of any moneys advanced for the
    
implementation of the system.
        (4) The charges for Automatic Number Identification
    
and Automatic Location Identification equipment, a computer aided dispatch system that records, maintains, and integrates information, mobile data transmitters equipped with automatic vehicle locators, and maintenance, replacement, and update thereof to increase operational efficiency and improve the provision of emergency services.
        (5) The non-recurring charges related to installation
    
of the Emergency Telephone System.
        (6) The acquisition and installation, or the
    
reimbursement of costs therefor to other governmental bodies that have incurred those costs, of road or street signs that are essential to the implementation of the Emergency Telephone System and that are not duplicative of signs that are the responsibility of the jurisdiction charged with maintaining road and street signs.
        (7) Other products and services necessary for the
    
implementation, upgrade, and maintenance of the system and any other purpose related to the operation of the system, including costs attributable directly to the construction, leasing, or maintenance of any buildings or facilities or costs of personnel attributable directly to the operation of the system. Costs attributable directly to the operation of an emergency telephone system do not include the costs of public safety agency personnel who are and equipment that is dispatched in response to an emergency call.
        (8) The defraying of expenses incurred to implement
    
Next Generation 9-1-1, subject to the conditions set forth in this Act.
        (9) The implementation of a computer aided dispatch
    
system or hosted supplemental 9-1-1 services.
        (10) The design, implementation, operation,
    
maintenance, or upgrade of wireless 9-1-1 or E9-1-1 emergency services and public safety answering points.
    Moneys in the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund may also be transferred to a participating fire protection district to reimburse volunteer firefighters who man remote telephone switching facilities when dedicated 9-1-1 lines are down.
    In the case of a municipality with a population over 500,000, moneys may also be used for any anti-terrorism or emergency preparedness measures, including, but not limited to, preparedness planning, providing local matching funds for federal or State grants, personnel training, and specialized equipment, including surveillance cameras, as needed to deal with natural and terrorist-inspired emergency situations or events.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/40

    (50 ILCS 750/40)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 40. Financial reports.
    (a) The Department shall create uniform accounting procedures, with such modification as may be required to give effect to statutory provisions applicable only to municipalities with a population in excess of 500,000, that any emergency telephone system board, qualified governmental entity, or unit of local government receiving surcharge money pursuant to Section 15.3, 15.3a, or 30 of this Act must follow.
    (b) By October 1, 2016, and every October 1 thereafter, each emergency telephone system board, qualified governmental entity, or unit of local government receiving surcharge money pursuant to Section 15.3, 15.3a, or 30 shall report to the Department audited financial statements showing total revenue and expenditures for the previous fiscal year in a form and manner as prescribed by the Department. Such financial information shall include:
        (1) a detailed summary of revenue from all sources
    
including, but not limited to, local, State, federal, and private revenues, and any other funds received;
        (2) operating expenses, capital expenditures, and
    
cash balances; and
        (3) such other financial information that is relevant
    
to the provision of 9-1-1 services as determined by the Department.
    The emergency telephone system board, qualified governmental entity, or unit of local government is responsible for any costs associated with auditing such financial statements. The Department shall post the audited financial statements on the Department's website.
    (c) Along with its audited financial statement, each emergency telephone system board, qualified governmental entity, or unit of local government receiving a grant under Section 15.4b of this Act shall include a report of the amount of grant moneys received and how the grant moneys were used. In case of a conflict between this requirement and the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act, or with the rules of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget adopted thereunder, that Act and those rules shall control.
    (d) If an emergency telephone system board or qualified governmental entity that receives funds from the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund fails to file the 9-1-1 system financial reports as required under this Section, the Department shall suspend and withhold monthly disbursements otherwise due to the emergency telephone system board or qualified governmental entity under Section 30 of this Act until the report is filed.
    Any monthly disbursements that have been withheld for 12 months or more shall be forfeited by the emergency telephone system board or qualified governmental entity and shall be distributed proportionally by the Department to compliant emergency telephone system boards and qualified governmental entities that receive funds from the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund.
    Any emergency telephone system board or qualified governmental entity not in compliance with this Section shall be ineligible to receive any consolidation grant or infrastructure grant issued under this Act.
    (e) The Department may adopt emergency rules necessary to implement the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/45

    (50 ILCS 750/45)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 45. Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund.
    (a) A special fund in the State treasury known as the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund, which was created previously under Section 30 of the Wireless Emergency Telephone Safety Act, shall continue in existence without interruption notwithstanding the repeal of that Act. Moneys in the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund may be used, subject to appropriation, only (i) to reimburse wireless carriers for all of their costs incurred in complying with the applicable provisions of Federal Communications Commission wireless enhanced 9-1-1 service mandates, and (ii) to pay the reasonable and necessary costs of the Illinois Commerce Commission in exercising its rights, duties, powers, and functions under this Act. This reimbursement to wireless carriers may include, but need not be limited to, the cost of designing, upgrading, purchasing, leasing, programming, installing, testing, and maintaining necessary data, hardware, and software and associated operating and administrative costs and overhead.
    (b) To recover costs from the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund, the wireless carrier shall submit sworn invoices to the Illinois Commerce Commission. In no event may any invoice for payment be approved for (i) costs that are not related to compliance with the requirements established by the wireless enhanced 9-1-1 mandates of the Federal Communications Commission, or (ii) costs with respect to any wireless enhanced 9-1-1 service that is not operable at the time the invoice is submitted.
    (c) If in any month the total amount of invoices submitted to the Illinois Commerce Commission and approved for payment exceeds the amount available in the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund, wireless carriers that have invoices approved for payment shall receive a pro-rata share of the amount available in the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund based on the relative amount of their approved invoices available that month, and the balance of the payments shall be carried into the following months until all of the approved payments are made.
    (d) A wireless carrier may not receive payment from the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund for its costs of providing wireless enhanced 9-1-1 services in an area when a unit of local government or emergency telephone system board provides wireless 9-1-1 services in that area and was imposing and collecting a wireless carrier surcharge prior to July 1, 1998.
    (e) The Illinois Commerce Commission shall maintain detailed records of all receipts and disbursements and shall provide an annual accounting of all receipts and disbursements to the Auditor General.
    (f) The Illinois Commerce Commission must annually review the balance in the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund as of June 30 of each year and shall direct the Comptroller to transfer into the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund for distribution in accordance with subsection (b) of Section 30 of this Act any amount in excess of outstanding invoices as of June 30 of each year.
    (g) The Illinois Commerce Commission shall adopt rules to govern the reimbursement process.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/50

    (50 ILCS 750/50)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 50. Fund audits. The Auditor General shall conduct as a part of its bi-annual audit, an audit of the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund and the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund for compliance with the requirements of this Act. The audit shall include, but not be limited to, the following determinations:
        (1) Whether detailed records of all receipts and
    
disbursements from the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund and the Wireless Carrier Reimbursement Fund are being maintained.
        (2) Whether administrative costs charged to the funds
    
are adequately documented and are reasonable.
        (3) Whether the procedures for making disbursements
    
and grants and providing reimbursements in accordance with the Act are adequate.
        (4) The status of the implementation of statewide
    
9-1-1 service and Next Generation 9-1-1 service in Illinois.
    The Illinois Commerce Commission, the Department of State Police, and any other entity or person that may have information relevant to the audit shall cooperate fully and promptly with the Office of the Auditor General in conducting the audit. The Auditor General shall commence the audit as soon as possible and distribute the report upon completion in accordance with Section 3-14 of the Illinois State Auditing Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/55

    (50 ILCS 750/55)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 55. Public disclosure. Because of the highly competitive nature of the wireless telephone industry, public disclosure of information about surcharge moneys paid by wireless carriers could have the effect of stifling competition to the detriment of the public and the delivery of wireless 9-1-1 services. Therefore, the Illinois Commerce Commission, the Department of State Police, governmental agencies, and individuals with access to that information shall take appropriate steps to prevent public disclosure of this information. Information and data supporting the amount and distribution of surcharge moneys collected and remitted by an individual wireless carrier shall be deemed exempt information for purposes of the Freedom of Information Act and shall not be publicly disclosed. The gross amount paid by all carriers shall not be deemed exempt and may be publicly disclosed.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/60

    (50 ILCS 750/60)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 60. Interconnected VoIP providers. Interconnected VoIP providers in Illinois shall be subject in a competitively neutral manner to the same provisions of this Act as are provided for telecommunications carriers. Interconnected VoIP services shall not be considered an intrastate telecommunications service for the purposes of this Act in a manner inconsistent with federal law or Federal Communications Commission regulation.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16.)

50 ILCS 750/75

    (50 ILCS 750/75)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 75. Transfer of rights, functions, powers, duties, and property to Department of State Police; rules and standards; savings provisions.
    (a) On January 1, 2016, the rights, functions, powers, and duties of the Illinois Commerce Commission as set forth in this Act and the Wireless Emergency Telephone Safety Act existing prior to January 1, 2016, are transferred to and shall be exercised by the Department of State Police. On or before January 1, 2016, the Commission shall transfer and deliver to the Department all books, records, documents, property (real and personal), unexpended appropriations, and pending business pertaining to the rights, powers, duties, and functions transferred to the Department under this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly.
    (b) The rules and standards of the Commission that are in effect on January 1, 2016 and that pertain to the rights, powers, duties, and functions transferred to the Department under this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly shall become the rules and standards of the Department on January 1, 2016, and shall continue in effect until amended or repealed by the Department.
    Any rules pertaining to the rights, powers, duties, and functions transferred to the Department under this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly that have been proposed by the Commission but have not taken effect or been finally adopted by January 1, 2016, shall become proposed rules of the Department on January 1, 2016, and any rulemaking procedures that have already been completed by the Commission for those proposed rules need not be repealed.
    As soon as it is practical after January 1, 2016, the Department shall revise and clarify the rules transferred to it under this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly to reflect the transfer of rights, powers, duties, and functions effected by this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly using the procedures for recodification of rules available under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, except that existing title, part, and section numbering for the affected rules may be retained. The Department may propose and adopt under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act any other rules necessary to consolidate and clarify those rules.
    (c) The rights, powers, duties, and functions transferred to the Department by this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly shall be vested in and exercised by the Department subject to the provisions of this Act and the Wireless Emergency Telephone Safety Act. An act done by the Department or an officer, employee, or agent of the Department in the exercise of the transferred rights, powers, duties, and functions shall have the same legal effect as if done by the Commission or an officer, employee, or agent of the Commission.
    The transfer of rights, powers, duties, and functions to the Department under this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly does not invalidate any previous action taken by or in respect to the Commission, its officers, employees, or agents. References to the Commission or its officers, employees, or agents in any document, contract, agreement, or law shall, in appropriate contexts, be deemed to refer to the Department or its officers, employees, or agents.
    The transfer of rights, powers, duties, and functions to the Department under this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly does not affect any person's rights, obligations, or duties, including any civil or criminal penalties applicable thereto, arising out of those transferred rights, powers, duties, and functions.
    This amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly does not affect any act done, ratified, or cancelled, any right occurring or established, or any action or proceeding commenced in an administrative, civil, or criminal case before January 1, 2016. Any such action or proceeding that pertains to a right, power, duty, or function transferred to the Department under this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly that is pending on that date may be prosecuted, defended, or continued by the Commission.
    For the purposes of Section 9b of the State Finance Act, the Department is the successor to the Commission with respect to the rights, duties, powers, and functions transferred by this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly.
    (c) The Department is authorized to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Commission for the purpose of having the Commission assist the Department and the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator in carrying out their duties and functions under this Act. The agreement may provide for funding for the Commission for its assistance to the Department and the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 6-29-15.)

50 ILCS 750/99

    (50 ILCS 750/99)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2017)
    Sec. 99. Repealer. This Act is repealed on July 1, 2017.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 6-29-15.)