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Full Text of SB0555  97th General Assembly


Sen. Susan Garrett

Filed: 5/1/2012





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 555 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Emergency Telephone System Act is amended
5by changing Section 15.4 and by adding Sections 2.27 and 2.28
6as follows:
7    (50 ILCS 750/2.27 new)
8    Sec. 2.27. Computer aided dispatch. "Computer aided
9dispatch" or "CAD" means a database maintained by the public
10safety agency or public safety answering point used in
11conjunction with 9-1-1 caller data.
12    (50 ILCS 750/2.28 new)
13    Sec. 2.28. Hosted supplemental 9-1-1 service.
14    "Hosted supplemental 9-1-1 service" means a database
15service that electronically provides information to 9-1-1 call



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1takers when a call is placed to 9-1-1. The database service
2shall allow telephone subscribers to provide information to
39-1-1 to be used in emergency scenarios. The database service:
4        (1) shall collect a variety of formatted data relevant
5    to 9-1-1 and first responder needs. This information may
6    include, but is not limited to, photographs of the
7    telephone subscribers, physical descriptions, medical
8    information, household data, and emergency contacts.
9        (2) shall allow for information to be entered by
10    telephone subscribers via a secure website where they can
11    elect to provide as little or as much information as they
12    choose.
13        (3) shall automatically display data provided by
14    telephone subscribers to 9-1-1 call takers for all types of
15    phones when a call is placed to 9-1-1 from a registered and
16    confirmed phone number.
17        (4) shall support the delivery of telephone subscriber
18    information via a secure internet connection to all
19    emergency telephone system boards.
20        (5) shall work across all 9-1-1 call taking equipment
21    and allow for the easy transfer of information into a
22    computer aided dispatch system.
23        (6) may be used to collect information pursuant to an
24    Illinois Premise Alert Program as defined in the Illinois
25    Premise Alert Program (PAP) Act.



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1    (50 ILCS 750/15.4)  (from Ch. 134, par. 45.4)
2    Sec. 15.4. Emergency Telephone System Board; powers.
3    (a) The corporate authorities of any county or municipality
4that imposes a surcharge under Section 15.3 shall establish an
5Emergency Telephone System Board. The corporate authorities
6shall provide for the manner of appointment and the number of
7members of the Board, provided that the board shall consist of
8not fewer than 5 members, one of whom must be a public member
9who is a resident of the local exchange service territory
10included in the 9-1-1 coverage area, one of whom (in counties
11with a population less than 100,000) must be a member of the
12county board, and at least 3 of whom shall be representative of
13the 9-1-1 public safety agencies, including but not limited to
14police departments, fire departments, emergency medical
15services providers, and emergency services and disaster
16agencies, and appointed on the basis of their ability or
17experience. In counties with a population of more than 100,000
18but less than 2,000,000, a member of the county board may serve
19on the Emergency Telephone System Board. Elected officials,
20including members of a county board, are also eligible to serve
21on the board. Members of the board shall serve without
22compensation but shall be reimbursed for their actual and
23necessary expenses. Any 2 or more municipalities, counties, or
24combination thereof, that impose a surcharge under Section 15.3
25may, instead of establishing individual boards, establish by
26intergovernmental agreement a Joint Emergency Telephone System



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1Board pursuant to this Section. The manner of appointment of
2such a joint board shall be prescribed in the agreement.
3    (b) The powers and duties of the board shall be defined by
4ordinance of the municipality or county, or by
5intergovernmental agreement in the case of a joint board. The
6powers and duties shall include, but need not be limited to the
8        (1) Planning a 9-1-1 system.
9        (2) Coordinating and supervising the implementation,
10    upgrading, or maintenance of the system, including the
11    establishment of equipment specifications and coding
12    systems.
13        (3) Receiving moneys from the surcharge imposed under
14    Section 15.3, and from any other source, for deposit into
15    the Emergency Telephone System Fund.
16        (4) Authorizing all disbursements from the fund.
17        (5) Hiring any staff necessary for the implementation
18    or upgrade of the system.
19        (6) Participating in a Regional Pilot Project to
20    implement next generation 9-1-1, as defined in this Act,
21    subject to the conditions set forth in this Act.
22    (c) All moneys received by a board pursuant to a surcharge
23imposed under Section 15.3 shall be deposited into a separate
24interest-bearing Emergency Telephone System Fund account. The
25treasurer of the municipality or county that has established
26the board or, in the case of a joint board, any municipal or



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1county treasurer designated in the intergovernmental
2agreement, shall be custodian of the fund. All interest
3accruing on the fund shall remain in the fund. No expenditures
4may be made from such fund except upon the direction of the
5board by resolution passed by a majority of all members of the
6board. Expenditures may be made only to pay for the costs
7associated with the following:
8        (1) The design of the Emergency Telephone System.
9        (2) The coding of an initial Master Street Address
10    Guide data base, and update and maintenance thereof.
11        (3) The repayment of any moneys advanced for the
12    implementation of the system.
13        (4) The charges for Automatic Number Identification
14    and Automatic Location Identification equipment, a
15    computer aided dispatch system that records, maintains,
16    and integrates information, mobile data transmitters
17    equipped with automatic vehicle locators, and maintenance,
18    replacement and update thereof to increase operational
19    efficiency and improve the provision of emergency
20    services.
21        (5) The non-recurring charges related to installation
22    of the Emergency Telephone System and the ongoing network
23    charges.
24        (6) The acquisition and installation, or the
25    reimbursement of costs therefor to other governmental
26    bodies that have incurred those costs, of road or street



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1    signs that are essential to the implementation of the
2    emergency telephone system and that are not duplicative of
3    signs that are the responsibility of the jurisdiction
4    charged with maintaining road and street signs.
5        (7) Other products and services necessary for the
6    implementation, upgrade, and maintenance of the system and
7    any other purpose related to the operation of the system,
8    including costs attributable directly to the construction,
9    leasing, or maintenance of any buildings or facilities or
10    costs of personnel attributable directly to the operation
11    of the system. Costs attributable directly to the operation
12    of an emergency telephone system do not include the costs
13    of public safety agency personnel who are and equipment
14    that is dispatched in response to an emergency call.
15        (7.5) The purchase of real property if the purchase is
16    made before March 16, 2006.
17        (8) In the case of a municipality that imposes a
18    surcharge under subsection (h) of Section 15.3, moneys may
19    also be used for any anti-terrorism or emergency
20    preparedness measures, including, but not limited to,
21    preparedness planning, providing local matching funds for
22    federal or State grants, personnel training, and
23    specialized equipment, including surveillance cameras as
24    needed to deal with natural and terrorist-inspired
25    emergency situations or events.
26        (9) The defraying of expenses incurred in



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1    participation in a Regional Pilot Project to implement next
2    generation 9-1-1, subject to the conditions set forth in
3    this Act.
4        (10) The implementation of a computer aided dispatch
5    system or hosted supplemental 9-1-1 services.
6    Moneys in the fund may also be transferred to a
7participating fire protection district to reimburse volunteer
8firefighters who man remote telephone switching facilities
9when dedicated 9-1-1 lines are down.
10    (d) The board shall complete the data base before
11implementation of the 9-1-1 system. The error ratio of the data
12base shall not at any time exceed 1% of the total data base.
13(Source: P.A. 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 96-1443, eff. 8-20-10;
1497-517, eff. 8-23-11.)
15    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
16becoming law.".