Bill Status of HB5542 9th General Assembly
Short Description: EMERGENCY PHONE SYSTEM ACT
Rep. Donald L. Moffitt - Lisa M. Dugan - Jil Tracy - Carol A. Sente - Mike Bost, Brandon W. Phelps, David R. Leitch, Naomi D. Jakobsson, Karen May and Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
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Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Next Generation Emergency Telephone System Act. Makes legislative findings. Defines terms. Provides that, in order to handle the increasing volume and diversity of information that can be made available to assist call takers and responders in an emergency, public agencies may update their current 9-1-1 systems to a Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) system. Sets forth requirements for a strategic plan that must be developed. Creates the Illinois Next Generation 9-1-1 Network (INGN) to support NG9-1-1 operations and be governed by a board of directors. Sets forth the powers and duties of the Board. Sets forth procedures and requirements for the incorporation of the 9-1-1 systems, capabilities, accessibility, implementation, areas to be served, and joint agreements. Provides for certain exemptions from civil liabilities. Provides that divulging certain confidential information and making a false complaint are offenses punishable under the Criminal Code of 1961. Requires that all NG9-1-1 systems support Non-Voice-Centric Emergency Services (NVC). Contains provisions concerning advertising emergency services and funding. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the 9-1-1 Service Equalization Trust Fund in the State Treasury. Effective January 1, 2013.