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(50 ILCS 750/17.5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2025)
Statewide 9-1-1 Call Directory.
(a) The General Assembly finds the following:
(1) Some 9-1-1 systems throughout this State do
not have a procedure in place to manually transfer 9-1-1 calls originating within one 9-1-1 system's jurisdiction, but which should properly be answered and dispatched by another 9-1-1 system, to the appropriate 9-1-1 system for answering and dispatch of first responders.
(2) On January 1, 2016, the General Assembly gave
oversight authority of 9-1-1 systems to the Illinois State Police.
(3) Since that date, the Illinois State Police has
authorized individual 9-1-1 systems in counties and municipalities to implement and upgrade 9-1-1 systems throughout the State.
(b) The Illinois State Police shall prepare a directory of all authorized 9-1-1 systems in the State. The directory shall include an emergency 24/7 10-digit telephone number for all primary public safety answering points located in each 9-1-1 system to which 9-1-1 calls from another jurisdiction can be transferred. This directory shall be made available to each 9-1-1 authority for its use in establishing standard operating procedures regarding calls outside its 9-1-1 jurisdiction.
(c) Each 9-1-1 system shall provide the Illinois State Police with the following information:
(1) The name of the PSAP, a list of every
participating agency, and the county the PSAP is in, including college and university public safety entities.
(2) The 24/7 10-digit emergency telephone number
for the dispatch agency to which 9-1-1 calls originating in another 9-1-1 jurisdiction can be transferred to exchange information. The emergency telephone number must be a direct line that is not answered by an automated system but rather is answered by a person. Each 9-1-1 system shall provide the Illinois State Police with any changes to the participating agencies and this number immediately upon the change occurring. Each 9-1-1 system shall provide the PSAP information and the 24/7 10-digit emergency telephone number within 30 days of June 3, 2021 (the effective date of Public Act 102-9).
(3) The standard operating procedure describing
the manner in which the 9-1-1 system will transfer 9-1-1 calls originating within its jurisdiction, but which should properly be answered and dispatched by another 9-1-1 system, to the appropriate 9-1-1 system. Each 9-1-1 system shall provide the standard operating procedures to the Manager of the Illinois State Police's 9-1-1 Program within 180 days after July 1, 2017 (the effective date of Public Act 100-20).
(d) Unless exigent circumstances dictate otherwise, each 9-1-1 system's public safety telecommunicators shall be responsible for remaining on the line with the caller when a 9-1-1 call originates within its jurisdiction to ensure the 9-1-1 call is transferred to the appropriate authorized entity for answer and dispatch until a public safety telecommunicator is on the line and confirms jurisdiction for the call.
(Source: P.A. 102-9, eff. 6-3-21; 102-538, eff. 8-20-21; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22