101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced 2/18/2020, by Rep. Kathleen Willis
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the School Wireless Telecommunications Amplifier Act.
Provides that wireless communications carriers must provide and install
bidirectional amplifiers in a school upon request of a school administrator
to support adequate radio or wireless telephone communications for public
safety providers. Provides that willful violations of the Act are subject
to the penalties and sanctions provided under the Telecommunications
Article of the Public Utilities Act. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning telecommunications.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Wireless Telecommunications Amplifier Act.
As used in this Act:
"Bidirectional amplifier" means an electronic system
designed to support adequate radio or wireless telephone
communications for public safety providers, including, but not
limited to, police, fire, and medical emergency professionals
anywhere within the school structure where students may be
found. The frequency ranges that must be supported are 806 MHz
to 816 MHz and 856 MHz to 866 MHz.
"School" means a student attendance center operated by any
public school district or charter school or a private school
providing general educational services for an indefinite
"School administrator" means the superintendent of a
public school district, the principal of a public school
attendance center or charter school, or the chief executive
official of a private school.
"Wireless carrier" has the meaning ascribed to that term in
Section 2 of the Emergency Telephone System Act.