(50 ILCS 750/15.2a)
(from Ch. 134, par. 45.2a)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2023)
The installation of or connection to a telephone
company's network of any automatic alarm, automatic alerting
device, or mechanical dialer that causes the number 9-1-1 to
be dialed in order to directly access emergency services and does not provide for 2-way communication is
prohibited in a 9-1-1 system.
This Section does not apply to a person who connects to a 9-1-1 network using automatic crash notification technology subject to an established protocol.
This Section does not apply to devices used to enable access to the 9-1-1 system for cognitively-impaired or special needs persons or for persons with disabilities in an emergency situation reported by a caregiver after initiating a missing person's report. The device must have the capability to be activated and controlled remotely by trained personnel at a service center to prevent falsely activated or repeated calls to the 9-1-1 system in a single incident. The device must have the technical capability to generate location information to the 9-1-1 system. Under no circumstances shall a device be sold for use in a geographical jurisdiction where the 9-1-1 system has not deployed wireless phase II location technology. The alerting device shall also provide for either 2-way communication or send a pre-recorded message to a 9-1-1 provider explaining the nature of the emergency so that the 9-1-1 provider will be able to dispatch the appropriate emergency responder.
Violation of this Section is
a Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation of this
Section is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 102-9, eff. 6-3-21.)