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 1        AN ACT concerning wireless emergency calls.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Wireless Emergency Telephone  Safety  Act
 5    is amended by changing Section 10 as follows:

 6        (50 ILCS 751/10)
 7        (Section scheduled to be repealed on April 1, 2005)
 8        Sec. 10.  Definitions.  As used in this Act:
 9        "Emergency   telephone   system   board"  means  a  board
10    appointed by the  corporate  authorities  of  any  county  or
11    municipality  that  provides for the management and operation
12    of a  9-1-1 system within the scope of the duties and  powers
13    prescribed by the Emergency Telephone System Act.
14        "Master  street  address  guide"  means  the computerized
15    geographical database that consists of all street and address
16    data within a 9-1-1 system.
17        "Public safety agency" means a functional division  of  a
18    public  agency  that provides fire fighting, police, medical,
19    or other emergency services.  For the  purpose  of  providing
20    wireless  service  to  users  of 9-1-1 emergency services, as
21    expressly provided for in this Act, the Department  of  State
22    Police may be considered a public safety agency.
23        "Qualified  governmental  entity"  means  a unit of local
24    government authorized to provide 9-1-1 services  pursuant  to
25    the   Emergency  Telephone  System  Act  where  no  emergency
26    telephone system board exists.
27        "Statewide wireless emergency  9-1-1  system"  means  all
28    areas  of the State where an emergency telephone system board
29    or, in the absence of an emergency telephone system board,  a
30    qualified  governmental entity has not declared its intention
31    for one or more of its  public  safety  answering  points  to
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 1    serve  as  a  primary  wireless 9-1-1 public safety answering
 2    point for its jurisdiction.  The operator  of  the  statewide
 3    wireless  emergency  9-1-1  system shall be the Department of
 4    State Police.
 5        "Wireless carrier" means a provider of two-way  cellular,
 6    broadband PCS, geographic area 800 MHZ and 900 MHZ Commercial
 7    Mobile  Radio Service (CMRS), Wireless Communications Service
 8    (WCS), or other Commercial Mobile Radio  Service  (CMRS),  as
 9    defined  by  the  Federal Communications Commission, offering
10    radio communications that may provide  fixed,  mobile,  radio
11    location,  or satellite communication services to individuals
12    or  businesses  within  its  assigned  spectrum   block   and
13    geographical  area  or  that  offers real-time, two-way voice
14    service that  is  interconnected  with  the  public  switched
15    network, including a reseller of such service.
16        "Wireless  enhanced 9-1-1" means the ability to relay the
17    telephone number of the originator of a 9-1-1  call  and  the
18    location  of  the cell site or base station receiving a 9-1-1
19    call  from  any  mobile  handset  or  text  telephone  device
20    accessing the wireless  system  to  the  designated  wireless
21    public  safety  answering  point through the use of automatic
22    number    identification    and    pseudo-automatic    number
23    identification.
24        "Wireless  public  safety  answering  point"  means   the
25    functional  division  of an emergency telephone system board,
26    qualified governmental entity, or  the  Department  of  State
27    Police accepting wireless 9-1-1 calls.
28        "Wireless  subscriber"  means  an individual or entity to
29    whom a wireless service account or number has  been  assigned
30    by a wireless carrier.
31    (Source: P.A. 91-660, eff. 12-22-99.)

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