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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Emergency Telephone System Act is amended by
5changing Section 15.4 as follows:
6    (50 ILCS 750/15.4)  (from Ch. 134, par. 45.4)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2020)
8    Sec. 15.4. Emergency Telephone System Board; powers.
9    (a) Except as provided in subsection (e) of this Section,
10the corporate authorities of any county or municipality may
11establish an Emergency Telephone System Board.
12    The corporate authorities shall provide for the manner of
13appointment and the number of members of the Board, provided
14that the board shall consist of not fewer than 5 members, one
15of whom must be a public member who is a resident of the local
16exchange service territory included in the 9-1-1 coverage area,
17one of whom (in counties with a population less than 100,000)
18may be a member of the county board, and at least 3 of whom
19shall be representative of the 9-1-1 public safety agencies,
20including but not limited to police departments, fire
21departments, emergency medical services providers, and
22emergency services and disaster agencies, and appointed on the
23basis of their ability or experience. In counties with a



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1population of more than 100,000 but less than 2,000,000, a
2member of the county board may serve on the Emergency Telephone
3System Board. Elected officials, including members of a county
4board, are also eligible to serve on the board. Members of the
5board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed
6for their actual and necessary expenses. Any 2 or more
7municipalities, counties, or combination thereof, may, instead
8of establishing individual boards, establish by
9intergovernmental agreement a Joint Emergency Telephone System
10Board pursuant to this Section. The manner of appointment of
11such a joint board shall be prescribed in the agreement.
12However, if the joint board includes a county which was a part
13of a 9-1-1 Governing Board established in 1988, no more than 3
14members of the county board shall be appointed to serve on the
15joint board with the remaining members being either elected
16officials or representatives from the 9-1-1 public safety
17agencies within the coverage area of the joint board. On or
18after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th
19General Assembly, any new intergovernmental agreement entered
20into to establish or join a Joint Emergency Telephone System
21Board shall provide for the appointment of a PSAP
22representative to the board.
23    Upon the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th
24General Assembly, appointed members of the Emergency Telephone
25System Board shall serve staggered 3-year terms if: (1) the
26Board serves a county with a population of 100,000 or less; and



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1(2) appointments, on the effective date of this amendatory Act
2of the 98th General Assembly, are not for a stated term. The
3corporate authorities of the county or municipality shall
4assign terms to the board members serving on the effective date
5of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly in the
6following manner: (1) one-third of board members' terms shall
7expire on January 1, 2015; (2) one-third of board members'
8terms shall expire on January 1, 2016; and (3) remaining board
9members' terms shall expire on January 1, 2017. Board members
10may be re-appointed upon the expiration of their terms by the
11corporate authorities of the county or municipality.
12    The corporate authorities of a county or municipality may,
13by a vote of the majority of the members elected, remove an
14Emergency Telephone System Board member for misconduct,
15official misconduct, or neglect of office.
16    (b) The powers and duties of the board shall be defined by
17ordinance of the municipality or county, or by
18intergovernmental agreement in the case of a joint board. The
19powers and duties shall include, but need not be limited to the
21        (1) Planning a 9-1-1 system.
22        (2) Coordinating and supervising the implementation,
23    upgrading, or maintenance of the system, including the
24    establishment of equipment specifications and coding
25    systems.
26        (3) Receiving moneys from the surcharge imposed under



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1    Section 15.3, or disbursed to it under Section 30, and from
2    any other source, for deposit into the Emergency Telephone
3    System Fund.
4        (4) Authorizing all disbursements from the fund.
5        (5) Hiring any staff necessary for the implementation
6    or upgrade of the system.
7        (6) (Blank).
8    (c) All moneys received by a board pursuant to a surcharge
9imposed under Section 15.3, or disbursed to it under Section
1030, shall be deposited into a separate interest-bearing
11Emergency Telephone System Fund account. The treasurer of the
12municipality or county that has established the board or, in
13the case of a joint board, any municipal or county treasurer
14designated in the intergovernmental agreement, shall be
15custodian of the fund. All interest accruing on the fund shall
16remain in the fund. No expenditures may be made from such fund
17except upon the direction of the board by resolution passed by
18a majority of all members of the board.
19    (d) The board shall complete a Master Street Address Guide
20database before implementation of the 9-1-1 system. The error
21ratio of the database shall not at any time exceed 1% of the
22total database.
23    (e) On and after January 1, 2016, no municipality or county
24may create an Emergency Telephone System Board unless the board
25is a Joint Emergency Telephone System Board. The corporate
26authorities of any county or municipality entering into an



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1intergovernmental agreement to create or join a Joint Emergency
2Telephone System Board shall rescind an ordinance or ordinances
3creating a single Emergency Telephone System Board and shall
4eliminate the single Emergency Telephone System Board,
5effective upon the creation of the Joint Emergency Telephone
6System Board, with regulatory approval by the Administrator, or
7joining of the Joint Emergency Telephone System Board. Nothing
8in this Section shall be construed to require the dissolution
9of an Emergency Telephone System Board that is not succeeded by
10a Joint Emergency Telephone System Board or is not required to
11consolidate under Section 15.4a of this Act.
12    (f) Within one year after the effective date of this
13amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, any corporate
14authorities of a county or municipality, other than a
15municipality with a population of more than 500,000, operating
16a 9-1-1 system without an Emergency Telephone System Board or
17Joint Emergency Telephone System Board shall create or join a
18Joint Emergency Telephone System Board.
19(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16; 100-20, eff. 7-1-17.)