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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    Sec. 15.4. Emergency Telephone System Board; powers.
8    (a) The corporate authorities of any county or municipality
9that imposes a surcharge under Section 15.3 shall establish an
10Emergency Telephone System Board. The corporate authorities
11shall provide for the manner of appointment and the number of
12members of the Board, provided that the board shall consist of
13not fewer than 5 members, one of whom must be a public member
14who is a resident of the local exchange service territory
15included in the 9-1-1 coverage area, one of whom (in counties
16with a population less than 100,000) must be a member of the
17county board, and at least 3 of whom shall be representative of
18the 9-1-1 public safety agencies, including but not limited to
19police departments, fire departments, emergency medical
20services providers, and emergency services and disaster
21agencies, and appointed on the basis of their ability or
22experience. In counties with a population of more than 100,000
23but less than 2,000,000, a member of the county board may serve



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1on the Emergency Telephone System Board. Elected officials,
2including members of a county board, are also eligible to serve
3on the board. Members of the board shall serve without
4compensation but shall be reimbursed for their actual and
5necessary expenses. Any 2 or more municipalities, counties, or
6combination thereof, that impose a surcharge under Section 15.3
7may, instead of establishing individual boards, establish by
8intergovernmental agreement a Joint Emergency Telephone System
9Board pursuant to this Section. The manner of appointment of
10such a joint board shall be prescribed in the agreement.
11    (b) The powers and duties of the board shall be defined by
12ordinance of the municipality or county, or by
13intergovernmental agreement in the case of a joint board. The
14powers and duties shall include, but need not be limited to the
16        (1) Planning a 9-1-1 system.
17        (2) Coordinating and supervising the implementation,
18    upgrading, or maintenance of the system, including the
19    establishment of equipment specifications and coding
20    systems.
21        (3) Receiving moneys from the surcharge imposed under
22    Section 15.3, and from any other source, for deposit into
23    the Emergency Telephone System Fund.
24        (4) Authorizing all disbursements from the fund.
25        (5) Hiring any staff necessary for the implementation
26    or upgrade of the system.



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1        (6) Participating in a Regional Pilot Project to
2    implement next generation 9-1-1, as defined in this Act,
3    subject to the conditions set forth in this Act.
4    (c) All moneys received by a board pursuant to a surcharge
5imposed under Section 15.3 shall be deposited into a separate
6interest-bearing Emergency Telephone System Fund account. The
7treasurer of the municipality or county that has established
8the board or, in the case of a joint board, any municipal or
9county treasurer designated in the intergovernmental
10agreement, shall be custodian of the fund. All interest
11accruing on the fund shall remain in the fund. No expenditures
12may be made from such fund except upon the direction of the
13board by resolution passed by a majority of all members of the
14board. Expenditures may be made only to pay for the costs
15associated with the following:
16        (1) The design of the Emergency Telephone System.
17        (2) The coding of an initial Master Street Address
18    Guide data base, and update and maintenance thereof.
19        (3) The repayment of any moneys advanced for the
20    implementation of the system.
21        (4) The charges for Automatic Number Identification
22    and Automatic Location Identification equipment, a
23    computer aided dispatch system that records, maintains,
24    and integrates information, mobile data transmitters
25    equipped with automatic vehicle locators, and maintenance,
26    replacement and update thereof to increase operational



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1    efficiency and improve the provision of emergency
2    services.
3        (5) The non-recurring charges related to installation
4    of the Emergency Telephone System and the ongoing network
5    charges.
6        (6) The acquisition and installation, or the
7    reimbursement of costs therefor to other governmental
8    bodies that have incurred those costs, of road or street
9    signs that are essential to the implementation of the
10    emergency telephone system and that are not duplicative of
11    signs that are the responsibility of the jurisdiction
12    charged with maintaining road and street signs.
13        (7) Other products and services necessary for the
14    implementation, upgrade, and maintenance of the system and
15    any other purpose related to the operation of the system,
16    including costs attributable directly to the construction,
17    leasing, or maintenance of any buildings or facilities or
18    costs of personnel attributable directly to the operation
19    of the system. Costs attributable directly to the operation
20    of an emergency telephone system do not include the costs
21    of public safety agency personnel who are and equipment
22    that is dispatched in response to an emergency call.
23        (7.5) The purchase of real property if the purchase is
24    made before March 16, 2006.
25        (8) In the case of a municipality that imposes a
26    surcharge under subsection (h) of Section 15.3, moneys may



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1    also be used for any anti-terrorism or emergency
2    preparedness measures, including, but not limited to,
3    preparedness planning, providing local matching funds for
4    federal or State grants, personnel training, and
5    specialized equipment, including surveillance cameras as
6    needed to deal with natural and terrorist-inspired
7    emergency situations or events.
8        (9) The defraying of expenses incurred in
9    participation in a Regional Pilot Project to implement next
10    generation 9-1-1, subject to the conditions set forth in
11    this Act.
12    Moneys in the fund may also be transferred to a
13participating fire protection district to reimburse volunteer
14firefighters who man remote telephone switching facilities
15when dedicated 9-1-1 lines are down.
16    (d) The board shall complete the data base before
17implementation of the 9-1-1 system. The error ratio of the data
18base shall not at any time exceed 1% of the total data base.
19(Source: P.A. 95-698, eff. 1-1-08; 95-806, eff. 1-1-09;
2095-1012, eff. 12-15-08; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 96-1443, eff.
22    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
23becoming law.