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HB1970 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB1970

 

Introduced 2/17/2021, by Rep. Ryan Spain

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
50 ILCS 750/15.4a

    Amends the Emergency Telephone System Act. Provides that a 9-1-1 Authority in a county that: has a population of at least 250,000, has more than one Emergency Telephone System Board, Joint Emergency Telephone System Board, or qualified governmental entity, and is serving a population of less than 25,000 is exempt from consolidation requirements if the 9-1-1 Authority: (1) as of January 1, 2021, is the only remaining authority in the State that has not met the consolidation requirements; (2) serves a municipality with a population of less than 6,000 people; and (3) has received intergovernmental agreement rejections by 5 or more contiguous counties or 9-1-1 authorities to consolidate 9-1-1 services. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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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
5by changing Section 15.4a as follows:
 
6    (50 ILCS 750/15.4a)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2021)
8    Sec. 15.4a. Consolidation.
9    (a) By July 1, 2017, and except as otherwise provided in
10this Section, Emergency Telephone System Boards, Joint
11Emergency Telephone System Boards, qualified governmental
12entities, and PSAPs shall be consolidated as follows, subject
13to subsections (b) and (c) of this Section:
14        (1) In any county with a population of at least
15    250,000 that has a single Emergency Telephone System
16    Board, or qualified governmental entity and more than 2
17    PSAPs, shall reduce the number of PSAPs by at least 50% or
18    to 2 PSAPs, whichever is greater. Nothing in this
19    paragraph shall preclude consolidation resulting in one
20    PSAP in the county.
21        (2) In any county with a population of at least
22    250,000 that has more than one Emergency Telephone System
23    Board, Joint Emergency Telephone System Board, or

 

 

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1    qualified governmental entity, any 9-1-1 Authority serving
2    a population of less than 25,000 shall be consolidated
3    such that no 9-1-1 Authority in the county serves a
4    population of less than 25,000.
5        (3) In any county with a population of at least
6    250,000 but less than 1,000,000 that has more than one
7    Emergency Telephone System Board, Joint Emergency
8    Telephone System Board, or qualified governmental entity,
9    each 9-1-1 Authority shall reduce the number of PSAPs by
10    at least 50% or to 2 PSAPs, whichever is greater. Nothing
11    in this paragraph shall preclude consolidation of a 9-1-1
12    Authority into a Joint Emergency Telephone System Board,
13    and nothing in this paragraph shall preclude consolidation
14    resulting in one PSAP in the county.
15        (4) In any county with a population of less than
16    250,000 that has a single Emergency Telephone System Board
17    or qualified governmental entity and more than 2 PSAPs,
18    the 9-1-1 Authority shall reduce the number of PSAPs by at
19    least 50% or to 2 PSAPs, whichever is greater. Nothing in
20    this paragraph shall preclude consolidation resulting in
21    one PSAP in the county.
22        (5) In any county with a population of less than
23    250,000 that has more than one Emergency Telephone System
24    Board, Joint Emergency Telephone System Board, or
25    qualified governmental entity and more than 2 PSAPS, the
26    9-1-1 Authorities shall be consolidated into a single

 

 

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1    joint board, and the number of PSAPs shall be reduced by at
2    least 50% or to 2 PSAPs, whichever is greater. Nothing in
3    this paragraph shall preclude consolidation resulting in
4    one PSAP in the county.
5        (6) Any 9-1-1 Authority that does not have a PSAP
6    within its jurisdiction shall be consolidated through an
7    intergovernmental agreement with an existing 9-1-1
8    Authority that has a PSAP to create a Joint Emergency
9    Telephone Board.
10        (7) The corporate authorities of each county that has
11    no 9-1-1 service as of January 1, 2016 shall provide
12    enhanced 9-1-1 wireline and wireless enhanced 9-1-1
13    service for that county by either (i) entering into an
14    intergovernmental agreement with an existing Emergency
15    Telephone System Board to create a new Joint Emergency
16    Telephone System Board, or (ii) entering into an
17    intergovernmental agreement with the corporate authorities
18    that have created an existing Joint Emergency Telephone
19    System Board.
20    (a-5) A 9-1-1 Authority shall not be subject to the
21consolidation requirements of paragraph (2) of subsection (a)
22of this Section if the 9-1-1 Authority: (1) as of January 1,
232021, is the only remaining authority in the State that has not
24met the consolidation requirements of this Act; (2) serves a
25municipality with a population of less than 6,000 people; and
26(3) has received intergovernmental agreement rejections by 5

 

 

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1or more contiguous counties or 9-1-1 authorities to
2consolidate 9-1-1 services.
3    (b) By July 1, 2016, each county required to consolidate
4pursuant to paragraph (7) of subsection (a) of this Section
5and each 9-1-1 Authority required to consolidate pursuant to
6paragraphs (1) through (6) of subsection (a) of this Section
7shall file a plan for consolidation or a request for a waiver
8pursuant to subsection (c) of this Section with the Office of
9the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator.
10        (1) No county or 9-1-1 Authority may avoid the
11    requirements of this Section by converting primary PSAPs
12    to secondary or virtual answering points. Any county or
13    9-1-1 Authority not in compliance with this Section shall
14    be ineligible to receive consolidation grant funds issued
15    under Section 15.4b of this Act or monthly disbursements
16    otherwise due under Section 30 of this Act, until the
17    county or 9-1-1 Authority is in compliance.
18        (2) Within 60 calendar days of receiving a
19    consolidation plan, the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board
20    shall hold at least one public hearing on the plan and
21    provide a recommendation to the Administrator. Notice of
22    the hearing shall be provided to the respective entity to
23    which the plan applies.
24        (3) Within 90 calendar days of receiving a
25    consolidation plan, the Administrator shall approve the
26    plan, approve the plan as modified, or grant a waiver

 

 

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1    pursuant to subsection (c) of this Section. In making his
2    or her decision, the Administrator shall consider any
3    recommendation from the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board
4    regarding the plan. If the Administrator does not follow
5    the recommendation of the Board, the Administrator shall
6    provide a written explanation for the deviation in his or
7    her decision.
8        (4) The deadlines provided in this subsection may be
9    extended upon agreement between the Administrator and
10    entity which submitted the plan.
11    (c) A waiver from a consolidation required under
12subsection (a) of this Section may be granted if the
13Administrator finds that the consolidation will result in a
14substantial threat to public safety, is economically
15unreasonable, or is technically infeasible.
16    (d) Any decision of the Administrator under this Section
17shall be deemed a final administrative decision and shall be
18subject to judicial review under the Administrative Review
19Law.
20(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16; 100-20, eff. 7-1-17.)
 
21    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
22becoming law.