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90_HB1830 220 ILCS 5/4-102 new Amends the Public Utilities Act. Requires the Illinois Commerce Commission to develop a plan to incorporate the use of the numbers "311" and "711" as the primary nonemergency telephone numbers for contacting police, firefighting, and other public safety agencies. LRB9004806JSgcA LRB9004806JSgcA 1 AN ACT to amend the Public Utilities Act by adding 2 Section 4-102. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Public Utilities Act is amended by adding 6 Section 4-102 as follows: 7 (220 ILCS 5/4-102 new) 8 Sec. 4-102. Alternative public safety agency access 9 numbers. 10 (a) The Commission shall develop a plan to incorporate 11 the use of the number "311" as the primary nonemergency 12 telephone number for contacting police, firefighting, and 13 other public safety agencies and to incorporate the use of 14 the number "711" as the primary nonemergency telephone number 15 for use by persons with speech and hearing disabilities for 16 contacting police, firefighting, and other public safety 17 agencies. 18 (b) The Commission shall hold at least 3 hearings for 19 the purpose of receiving public comment regarding the plan. 20 The Commission shall present its plan including any necessary 21 legislative action to the General Assembly on or before 22 January 1, 1999.
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