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(50 ILCS 750/7)
(from Ch. 134, par. 37)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2025)
The General Assembly finds that, because of overlapping
jurisdiction of public agencies, public safety agencies, and telephone
service areas, the Administrator, with the advice and recommendation of the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board, shall establish a general overview or plan
to effectuate the purposes of this Act within the time frame provided in
this Act. The General Assembly further finds and declares that direct dispatch should be used if possible to shorten the time required for the public to request and receive emergency aid. The Administrator shall minimize the use of transfer, relay, and referral of an emergency call if possible and encourage Backup PSAPs to be able to direct dispatch. Transfer, relay, and referral of an emergency call to an entity other than an answering point or the Illinois State Police shall not be used in response to emergency calls unless exigent circumstances exist. In order to insure that proper preparation and implementation
of emergency telephone systems are accomplished by all public agencies as required under this Act, the Illinois State Police, with the
advice and assistance of
the Attorney General, shall secure compliance by public agencies as
provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-9, eff. 6-3-21; 102-538, eff. 8-20-21; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22