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Public Act 097-0082





Public Act 097-0082
HB1610 EnrolledLRB097 08454 KMW 48581 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Emergency Telephone System Act is amended by
changing Section 15.2a as follows:
    (50 ILCS 750/15.2a)  (from Ch. 134, par. 45.2a)
    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, disabled,
or special needs persons 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
(Source: P.A. 87-146; 88-497.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2012