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Full Text of HB5502  102nd General Assembly

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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
5by changing Sections 2, 15.5, and 60 and by adding Sections
615.5a, 15.6c, and 15.8a as follows:
 
7    (50 ILCS 750/2)  (from Ch. 134, par. 32)
8    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2023)
9    Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the
10context otherwise requires:
11    "9-1-1 network" means the network used for the delivery of
129-1-1 calls and messages over dedicated and redundant
13facilities to a primary or backup 9-1-1 PSAP that meets the
14appropriate grade of service.
15    "9-1-1 system" means the geographic area that has been
16granted an order of authority by the Commission or the
17Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator to use "9-1-1" as the primary
18emergency telephone number, including, but not limited to, the
19network, software applications, databases, CPE components and
20operational and management procedures required to provide
219-1-1 service.
22    "9-1-1 Authority" means an Emergency Telephone System
23Board or , Joint Emergency Telephone System Board that provides

 

 

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1for the management and operation of a 9-1-1 system. "9-1-1
2Authority" includes the Illinois State Police only to the
3extent it provides 9-1-1 services under this Act.
4    "9-1-1 System Manager" means the manager, director,
5administrator, or coordinator who at the direction of his or
6her Emergency Telephone System Board is responsible for the
7implementation and execution of the order of authority issued
8by the Commission or the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator through
9the programs, policies, procedures, and daily operations of
10the 9-1-1 system consistent with the provisions of this Act.
11    "Administrator" means the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator.
12    "Advanced service" means any telecommunications service
13with or without dynamic bandwidth allocation, including, but
14not limited to, ISDN Primary Rate Interface (PRI), that,
15through the use of a DS-1, T-1, or other un-channelized or
16multi-channel transmission facility, is capable of
17transporting either the subscriber's inter-premises voice
18telecommunications services to the public switched network or
19the subscriber's 9-1-1 calls to the public agency.
20    "Aggregator" means an entity that ingresses 9-1-1 calls of
21multiple traffic types or 9-1-1 calls from multiple
22originating service providers and combines them on a trunk
23group or groups (or equivalent egress connection arrangement
24to a 9-1-1 system provider's E9-1-1/NG9-1-1 network or
25system), and that uses the routing information provided in the
26received call setup signaling to select the appropriate trunk

 

 

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1group and proceeds to signal call setup toward the 9-1-1
2system provider. "Aggregator" includes an originating service
3provider that provides aggregation functions for its own 9-1-1
4calls. "Aggregator" also includes an aggregation network or an
5aggregation entity that provides aggregator services for other
6types of system providers, such as cloud-based services or
7enterprise networks as its client.
8    "ALI" or "automatic location identification" means the
9automatic display at the public safety answering point of the
10address or location of the caller's telephone and
11supplementary emergency services information of the location
12from which a call originates.
13    "ANI" or "automatic number identification" means the
14automatic display of the 10-digit 10 digit telephone number
15associated with the caller's telephone number.
16    "Automatic alarm" and "automatic alerting device" mean any
17device that will access the 9-1-1 system for emergency
18services upon activation and does not provide for two-way
19communication.
20    "Answering point" means a PSAP, SAP, Backup PSAP, Unmanned
21Backup Answering Point, or VAP.
22    "Authorized entity" means an answering point or
23participating agency other than a decommissioned PSAP.
24    "Backup PSAP" means an answering point that meets the
25appropriate standards of service and serves as an alternate to
26the PSAP operating independently from the PSAP at a different

 

 

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1location, that has the capability to direct dispatch for the
2PSAP or otherwise transfer emergency calls directly to an
3authorized entity. A backup PSAP may accept overflow calls
4from the PSAP or be activated if the primary PSAP is disabled.
5    "Board" means an Emergency Telephone System Board or a
6Joint Emergency Telephone System Board created pursuant to
7Section 15.4.
8    "Call back number" means a number used by a PSAP to
9recontact a location from which a 9-1-1 call was placed,
10regardless of whether that number is a direct-dial number for
11a station used to originate a 9-1-1 call.
12    "Carrier" includes a telecommunications carrier and a
13wireless carrier.
14    "Commission" means the Illinois Commerce Commission.
15    "Computer aided dispatch" or "CAD" means a computer-based
16system that aids public safety telecommunicators by automating
17selected dispatching and recordkeeping activities.
18    "Direct dispatch" means a 9-1-1 service wherein upon
19receipt of an emergency call, a public safety telecommunicator
20transmits - without delay, transfer, relay, or referral - all
21relevant available information to the appropriate public
22safety personnel or emergency responders.
23    "Dispatchable location" means the street address of a
249-1-1 caller and additional information, such as room number,
25floor number, or similar information, necessary to identify
26the location of the 9-1-1 caller.

 

 

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1    "Decommissioned" means the revocation of a PSAPs authority
2to handle 9-1-1 calls as an answering point within the 9-1-1
3network.
4    "DS-1, T-1, or similar un-channelized or multi-channel
5transmission facility" means a facility that can transmit and
6receive a bit rate of at least 1.544 megabits per second
7(Mbps).
8    "Dynamic bandwidth allocation" means the ability of the
9facility or customer to drop and add channels, or adjust
10bandwidth, when needed in real time for voice or data
11purposes.
12    "Emergency call" means any type of request for emergency
13assistance through a 9-1-1 network either to the digits 9-1-1
14or the emergency 24/7 10-digit telephone number for all
15answering points. An emergency call is not limited to a voice
16telephone call. It could be a two-way video call, an
17interactive text, Teletypewriter (TTY), an SMS, an Instant
18Message, or any new mechanism for communications available in
19the future. An emergency call occurs when the request for
20emergency assistance is received by a public safety
21telecommunicator.
22    "Enhanced 9-1-1" or "E9-1-1" means a telephone system that
23includes network switching, database and PSAP premise elements
24capable of providing automatic location identification data,
25selective routing, selective transfer, fixed transfer, and a
26call back number, including any enhanced 9-1-1 service so

 

 

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1designated by the Federal Communications Commission in its
2report and order in WC Dockets Nos. 04-36 and 05-196, or any
3successor proceeding.
4    "ETSB" means an emergency telephone system board appointed
5by the corporate authorities of any county or municipality
6that provides for the management and operation of a 9-1-1
7system.
8    "Grade of service" means P.01 for enhanced 9-1-1 services
9or the NENA i3 Solution adopted standard for NG9-1-1.
10    "Hearing-impaired individual" means a person with a
11permanent hearing loss who can regularly and routinely
12communicate by telephone only through the aid of devices which
13can send and receive written messages over the telephone
14network.
15    "Hosted supplemental 9-1-1 service" means a database
16service that:
17        (1) electronically provides information to 9-1-1 call
18    takers when a call is placed to 9-1-1;
19        (2) allows telephone subscribers to provide
20    information to 9-1-1 to be used in emergency scenarios;
21        (3) collects a variety of formatted data relevant to
22    9-1-1 and first responder needs, which may include, but is
23    not limited to, photographs of the telephone subscribers,
24    physical descriptions, medical information, household
25    data, and emergency contacts;
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1    subscribers through a secure website where they can elect
2    to provide as little or as much information as they
3    choose;
4        (5) automatically displays data provided by telephone
5    subscribers to 9-1-1 call takers for all types of
6    telephones when a call is placed to 9-1-1 from a
7    registered and confirmed phone number;
8        (6) supports the delivery of telephone subscriber
9    information through a secure internet connection to all
10    emergency telephone system boards;
11        (7) works across all 9-1-1 call taking equipment and
12    allows for the easy transfer of information into a
13    computer aided dispatch system; and
14        (8) may be used to collect information pursuant to an
15    Illinois Premise Alert Program as defined in the Illinois
16    Premise Alert Program (PAP) Act.
17    "Interconnected voice over Internet protocol provider" or
18"Interconnected VoIP provider" has the meaning given to that
19term under Section 13-235 of the Public Utilities Act.
20    "Joint ETSB" means a Joint Emergency Telephone System
21Board established by intergovernmental agreement of two or
22more municipalities or counties, or a combination thereof, to
23provide for the management and operation of a 9-1-1 system.
24    "Key telephone system" means a type of MLTS designed to
25provide shared access to several outside lines through buttons
26or keys typically offering identified access lines with direct

 

 

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1line appearance or termination on a given telephone set.
2    "Local public agency" means any unit of local government
3or special purpose district located in whole or in part within
4this State that provides or has authority to provide
5firefighting, police, ambulance, medical, or other emergency
6services.
7    "Mechanical dialer" means any device that accesses the
89-1-1 system without human intervention and does not provide
9for two-way communication.
10    "Master Street Address Guide" or "MSAG" is a database of
11street names and house ranges within their associated
12communities defining emergency service zones (ESZs) and their
13associated emergency service numbers (ESNs) to enable proper
14routing of 9-1-1 calls.
15    "Mobile telephone number" or "MTN" means the telephone
16number assigned to a wireless telephone at the time of initial
17activation.
18    "Multi-line telephone system" or "MLTS" means a system
19that is comprised of a common control unit or units, telephone
20sets, control hardware and software, and adjunct systems and
21that enables users to make and receive telephone calls using
22shared resources, such as telephone network trunks or data
23link bandwidth. The terms "multi-line telephone system" and
24"MLTS" include, but are not limited to: network-based and
25premises-based systems, such as Centrex service;
26premises-based, hosted, and cloud-based VoIP systems; PBX,

 

 

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1hybrid, and key telephone systems (as classified by the
2Federal Communications Commission under 47 CFR Part 68 or any
3successor rules); and systems owned or leased by governmental
4agencies, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses.
5    "Network connections" means the number of voice grade
6communications channels directly between a subscriber and a
7telecommunications carrier's public switched network, without
8the intervention of any other telecommunications carrier's
9switched network, which would be required to carry the
10subscriber's inter-premises traffic and which connection
11either (1) is capable of providing access through the public
12switched network to a 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System, if one
13exists, or (2) if no system exists at the time a surcharge is
14imposed under Section 15.3, that would be capable of providing
15access through the public switched network to the local 9-1-1
16Emergency Telephone System if one existed. Where multiple
17voice grade communications channels are connected to a
18telecommunications carrier's public switched network through a
19private branch exchange (PBX) service, there shall be
20determined to be one network connection for each trunk line
21capable of transporting either the subscriber's inter-premises
22traffic to the public switched network or the subscriber's
239-1-1 calls to the public agency. Where multiple voice grade
24communications channels are connected to an OSP's a
25telecommunications carrier's public switched network through
26Centrex type service, the number of network connections shall

 

 

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1be equal to the number of PBX trunk equivalents for the
2subscriber's service or other multiple voice grade
3communication channels facility, as determined by reference to
4any generally applicable exchange access service tariff filed
5by the subscriber's telecommunications carrier with the
6Commission.
7    "Network costs" means those recurring costs that directly
8relate to the operation of the 9-1-1 network as determined by
9the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator with the advice of the
10Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board, which may include, but need
11not be limited to, some or all of the following: costs for
12interoffice trunks, selective routing charges, transfer lines
13and toll charges for 9-1-1 services, Automatic Location
14Information (ALI) database charges, independent local exchange
15carrier charges and non-system provider charges, carrier
16charges for third party database for on-site customer premises
17equipment, back-up PSAP trunks for non-system providers,
18periodic database updates as provided by carrier (also known
19as "ALI data dump"), regional ALI storage charges, circuits
20for call delivery (fiber or circuit connection), NG9-1-1
21costs, and all associated fees, taxes, and surcharges on each
22invoice. "Network costs" shall not include radio circuits or
23toll charges that are other than for 9-1-1 services.
24    "Next generation 9-1-1" or "NG9-1-1" means a secure
25Internet Protocol-based (IP-based) open-standards system
26comprised of hardware, software, data, and operational

 

 

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1policies and procedures that:
2            (A) provides standardized interfaces from
3        emergency call and message services to support
4        emergency communications;
5            (B) processes all types of emergency calls,
6        including voice, text, data, and multimedia
7        information;
8            (C) acquires and integrates additional emergency
9        call data useful to call routing and handling;
10            (D) delivers the emergency calls, messages, and
11        data to the appropriate public safety answering point
12        and other appropriate emergency entities based on the
13        location of the caller;
14            (E) supports data, video, and other communications
15        needs for coordinated incident response and
16        management; and
17            (F) interoperates with services and networks used
18        by first responders to facilitate emergency response.
19    "NG9-1-1 costs" means those recurring costs that directly
20relate to the Next Generation 9-1-1 service as determined by
21the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator with the advice of the
22Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board, which may include, but need
23not be limited to, costs for NENA i3 Core Components (Border
24Control Function (BCF), Emergency Call Routing Function
25(ECRF), Location Validation Function (LVF), Emergency Services
26Routing Proxy (ESRP), Policy Store/Policy Routing Functions

 

 

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1(PSPRF), and Location Information Servers (LIS)), Statewide
2ESInet, software external to the PSAP (data collection,
3identity management, aggregation, and GIS functionality), and
4gateways (legacy 9-1-1 tandems or gateways or both).
5    "Originating service provider" or "OSP" means the entity
6that provides services to end users that may be used to
7originate voice or nonvoice 9-1-1 requests for assistance and
8who would interconnect, in any of various fashions, to the
99-1-1 system provider for purposes of delivering 9-1-1 traffic
10to the public safety answering points.
11    "Private branch exchange" or "PBX" means a private
12telephone system and associated equipment located on the
13user's property that provides communications between internal
14stations and external networks.
15    "Private business switch service" means network and
16premises based systems including a VoIP, Centrex type service,
17or PBX service, even though key telephone systems or
18equivalent telephone systems registered with the Federal
19Communications Commission under 47 CFR Part 68 are directly
20connected to Centrex type and PBX systems. "Private business
21switch service" does not include key telephone systems or
22equivalent telephone systems registered with the Federal
23Communications Commission under 47 CFR Part 68 when not used
24in conjunction with a VoIP, Centrex type, or PBX systems.
25"Private business switch service" typically includes, but is
26not limited to, private businesses, corporations, and

 

 

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1industries where the telecommunications service is primarily
2for conducting business.
3    "Private residential switch service" means network and
4premise based systems including a VoIP, Centrex type service,
5or PBX service or key telephone systems or equivalent
6telephone systems registered with the Federal Communications
7Commission under 47 CFR C.F.R. Part 68 that are directly
8connected to a VoIP, Centrex type service, or PBX systems
9equipped for switched local network connections or 9-1-1
10system access to residential end users through a private
11telephone switch. "Private residential switch service" does
12not include key telephone systems or equivalent telephone
13systems registered with the Federal Communications Commission
14under 47 CFR C.F.R. Part 68 when not used in conjunction with a
15VoIP, Centrex type, or PBX systems. "Private residential
16switch service" typically includes, but is not limited to,
17apartment complexes, condominiums, and campus or university
18environments where shared tenant service is provided and where
19the usage of the telecommunications service is primarily
20residential.
21    "Public agency" means the State, and any unit of local
22government or special purpose district located in whole or in
23part within this State, that provides or has authority to
24provide firefighting, police, ambulance, medical, or other
25emergency services.
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1public agency that provides firefighting, police, medical, or
2other emergency services to respond to and manage emergency
3incidents. For the purpose of providing wireless service to
4users of 9-1-1 emergency services, as expressly provided for
5in this Act, the Illinois State Police may be considered a
6public safety agency.
7    "Public safety answering point" or "PSAP" means the
8primary answering location of an emergency call that meets the
9appropriate standards of service and is responsible for
10receiving and processing those calls and events according to a
11specified operational policy.
12    "PSAP representative" means the manager or supervisor of a
13Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) who oversees the daily
14operational functions and is responsible for the overall
15management and administration of the PSAP.
16    "Public safety telecommunicator" means any person employed
17in a full-time or part-time capacity at an answering point
18whose duties or responsibilities include answering, receiving,
19or transferring an emergency call for dispatch to the
20appropriate emergency responder.
21    "Public safety telecommunicator supervisor" means any
22person employed in a full-time or part-time capacity at an
23answering point or by a 9-1-1 Authority, whose primary duties
24or responsibilities are to direct, administer, or manage any
25public safety telecommunicator and whose responsibilities
26include answering, receiving, or transferring an emergency

 

 

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1call for dispatch to the appropriate emergency responders.
2    "Referral" means a 9-1-1 service in which the public
3safety telecommunicator provides the calling party with the
4telephone number of the appropriate public safety agency or
5other provider of emergency services.
6    "Regular service" means any telecommunications service,
7other than advanced service, that is capable of transporting
8either the subscriber's inter-premises voice
9telecommunications services to the public switched network or
10the subscriber's 9-1-1 calls to the public agency.
11    "Relay" means a 9-1-1 service in which the public safety
12telecommunicator takes the pertinent information from a caller
13and relays that information to the appropriate public safety
14agency or other provider of emergency services.
15    "Remit period" means the billing period, one month in
16duration, for which a wireless carrier remits a surcharge and
17provides subscriber information by zip code to the Illinois
18State Police, in accordance with Section 20 of this Act.
19    "Secondary Answering Point" or "SAP" means a location,
20other than a PSAP, that is able to receive the voice, data, and
21call back number of E9-1-1 or NG9-1-1 emergency calls
22transferred from a PSAP and completes the call taking process
23by dispatching police, medical, fire, or other emergency
24responders.
25    "Shared residential MLTS service" means the use of one or
26more MLTS or MLTS services to provide telephone service to

 

 

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1residential facilities, including, but not limited to,
2single-family dwellings and multi-family dwellings, such as
3apartments, even if the service is not individually billed.
4    "Shared telecommunications services" means the provision
5of telecommunications and information management services and
6equipment within a user group located in discrete private
7premises in building complexes, campuses, or high-rise
8buildings by a commercial shared services provider or by a
9user association, through privately owned customer premises
10equipment and associated data processing and information
11management services. The term "shared telecommunications
12services" includes the provisioning of connections to the
13facilities of a local exchange carrier or an interexchange
14carrier.
15    "Statewide wireless emergency 9-1-1 system" means all
16areas of the State where an emergency telephone system board
17has not declared its intention for one or more of its public
18safety answering points to serve as a primary wireless 9-1-1
19public safety answering point for its jurisdiction. The
20operator of the statewide wireless emergency 9-1-1 system
21shall be the Illinois State Police.
22    "System" means the communications equipment and related
23software applications required to produce a response by the
24appropriate emergency public safety agency or other provider
25of emergency services as a result of an emergency call being
26placed to 9-1-1.

 

 

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1    "System provider" means the contracted entity providing
29-1-1 network and database services.
3    "Telecommunications carrier" means those entities included
4within the definition specified in Section 13-202 of the
5Public Utilities Act, and includes those carriers acting as
6resellers of telecommunications services. "Telecommunications
7carrier" includes telephone systems operating as mutual
8concerns. "Telecommunications carrier" does not include a
9wireless carrier.
10    "Telecommunications technology" means equipment that can
11send and receive written messages over the telephone network.
12    "Temporary residence MLTS" means the use of a MLTS or MLTS
13service to provide telephone service to occupants of temporary
14or transient dwellings, including, but not limited to,
15dormitories, hotels, motels, health care facilities, and
16nursing homes, or other similar facilities.
17    "Transfer" means a 9-1-1 service in which the public
18safety telecommunicator, who receives an emergency call,
19transmits, redirects, or conferences that call to the
20appropriate public safety agency or other provider of
21emergency services. "Transfer" Transfer shall not include a
22relay or referral of the information without transferring the
23caller.
24    "Transmitting messages" shall have the meaning given to
25that term under Section 8-11-2 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
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1transmission paths, connecting a subscriber's PBX to a
2telecommunications carrier's public switched network. In the
3case of regular service, each voice grade communications
4channel or equivalent amount of bandwidth capable of
5transporting either the subscriber's inter-premises voice
6telecommunications services to the public switched network or
7the subscriber's 9-1-1 calls to the public agency shall be
8considered a trunk line, even if it is bundled with other
9channels or additional bandwidth. In the case of advanced
10service, each DS-1, T-1, or other un-channelized or
11multi-channel transmission facility that is capable of
12transporting either the subscriber's inter-premises voice
13telecommunications services to the public switched network or
14the subscriber's 9-1-1 calls to the public agency shall be
15considered a single trunk line, even if it contains multiple
16voice grade communications channels or otherwise supports 2 or
17more voice grade calls at a time; provided, however, that each
18additional increment of up to 24 voice grade channels of
19transmission capacity that is capable of transporting either
20the subscriber's inter-premises voice telecommunications
21services to the public switched network or the subscriber's
229-1-1 calls to the public agency shall be considered an
23additional trunk line.
24    "Unmanned backup answering point" means an answering point
25that serves as an alternate to the PSAP at an alternate
26location and is typically unmanned but can be activated if the

 

 

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1primary PSAP is disabled.
2    "Virtual answering point" or "VAP" means a temporary or
3nonpermanent location that is capable of receiving an
4emergency call, contains a fully functional worksite that is
5not bound to a specific location, but rather is portable and
6scalable, connecting public safety telecommunicators to the
7work process, and is capable of completing the call
8dispatching process.
9    "Voice-impaired individual" means a person with a
10permanent speech disability which precludes oral
11communication, who can regularly and routinely communicate by
12telephone only through the aid of devices which can send and
13receive written messages over the telephone network.
14    "Wireless carrier" means a provider of two-way cellular,
15broadband PCS, geographic area 800 MHZ and 900 MHZ Commercial
16Mobile Radio Service (CMRS), Wireless Communications Service
17(WCS), or other Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS), as
18defined by the Federal Communications Commission, offering
19radio communications that may provide fixed, mobile, radio
20location, or satellite communication services to individuals
21or businesses within its assigned spectrum block and
22geographical area or that offers real-time, two-way voice
23service that is interconnected with the public switched
24network, including a reseller of such service.
25    "Wireless enhanced 9-1-1" means the ability to relay the
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1location information from any mobile handset or text telephone
2device accessing the wireless system to the designated
3wireless public safety answering point as set forth in the
4order of the Federal Communications Commission, FCC Docket No.
594-102, adopted June 12, 1996, with an effective date of
6October 1, 1996, and any subsequent amendment thereto.
7    "Wireless public safety answering point" means the
8functional division of a 9-1-1 authority accepting wireless
99-1-1 calls.
10    "Wireless subscriber" means an individual or entity to
11whom a wireless service account or number has been assigned by
12a wireless carrier, other than an account or number associated
13with prepaid wireless telecommunication service.
14(Source: P.A. 102-9, eff. 6-3-21; 102-538, eff. 8-20-21;
15revised 10-5-21.)
 
16    (50 ILCS 750/15.5)
17    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2023)
18    Sec. 15.5. Grandfathered private Private residential
19switch or MLTS 9-1-1 service 9-1-1 service.
20    (a) An After June 30, 1995, an entity that manages
21provides or operates a private residential switch service or
22shared residential or temporary residential MLTS service that
23was installed on or before February 16, 2020 private
24residential switch service and provides telecommunications
25facilities or services to residents shall provide to those

 

 

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1residential end users the same level of 9-1-1 service as the
2public agency and the telecommunications carrier are providing
3to other residential end users of the local 9-1-1 system. This
4service shall ensure that the system is connected to the
5public switched telephone network so that calls to 9-1-1 route
6to the appropriate 9-1-1 jurisdiction and shall ensure that
7the system includes, but is not include, but not be limited to,
8the capability to provide ANI identify the telephone number,
9the extension number, and the ALI containing the dispatchable
10physical location that is the source of the call to 9-1-1 the
11number designated as the emergency telephone number.
12    (b) The private residential switch or shared residential
13or temporary residential MLTS service operator is responsible
14for forwarding end user ANI and ALI automatic location
15identification record information to the 9-1-1 system provider
16according to the format, frequency, and procedures established
17by that system provider.
18    (c) This Act does not apply to any MLTS PBX telephone
19extension that uses radio transmissions to convey electrical
20signals directly between the telephone extension and the
21serving MLTS PBX.
22    (d) An entity that violates this Section is guilty of a
23business offense and shall be fined not less than $1,000 and
24not more than $5,000.
25    (e) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to preclude
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1on his or her own initiative, or any other interested person,
2from seeking judicial relief, by mandamus, injunction, or
3otherwise, to compel compliance with this Section.
4(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)
 
5    (50 ILCS 750/15.5a new)
6    Sec. 15.5a. Grandfathered private business switch or MLTS
79-1-1 service.
8    (a) After June 30, 2000, or within 18 months after
9enhanced 9-1-1 or NG9-1-1 service becomes available, whichever
10is later, any entity that manages or operates a private
11business switch or a telecommunication facility or MLTS
12service for businesses that was installed on or before
13February 16, 2020 shall ensure that the system is connected to
14the public switched network so that calls to 9-1-1 route to the
15appropriate 9-1-1 jurisdiction with the proper ANI and ALI.
16For buildings having their own street address and containing
17workspace of 40,000 square feet or less, location
18identification shall include the building's street address.
19For buildings having their own street address and containing
20workspace of more than 40,000 square feet, location
21identification shall include the building's street address and
22one distinct location identification per 40,000 square feet of
23workspace. Separate buildings containing workspace of 40,000
24square feet or less having a common public street address
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1building in addition to the street address.
2    (b) The following buildings are exempt from subsection (a)
3to the extent described below:
4        (1) Buildings containing workspace of more than 40,000
5    square feet are exempt from the multiple location
6    identification requirements in subsection (a) if the
7    building maintains, at all times, alternative and adequate
8    means of signaling and responding to emergencies. Those
9    means shall include, but not be limited to, a telephone
10    system that provides the dispatchable location of 9-1-1
11    calls coming from within the building. Health care
12    facilities are presumed to meet the requirements of this
13    paragraph if the facilities are staffed with medical or
14    nursing personnel 24 hours per day and if an alternative
15    means of providing information about the source of an
16    emergency call exists. Buildings that are exempt under
17    this paragraph must provide 9-1-1 service that identifies
18    the building's street address.
19        (2) Buildings containing workspace of more than 40,000
20    square feet are exempt from subsection (a) if the building
21    maintains, at all times, alternative and adequate means of
22    signaling and responding to emergencies, including a
23    telephone system that provides the location of a 9-1-1
24    call coming from within the building, and the building is
25    serviced by its own medical, fire, and security personnel.
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1    to emergency phone system certification by the
2    Administrator.
3        (3) Buildings in communities not serviced by enhanced
4    9-1-1 service are exempt from subsection (a).
5    (c) This Section does not apply to any MLTS telephone
6extension that uses radio transmissions to convey electrical
7signals directly between the telephone extension and the
8serving MLTS.
9    (d) Any entity that installs, manages, or operates an MLTS
10service to businesses shall ensure that all systems installed
11on or after July 1, 2015 are connected to the public switched
12network so that when a user dials "9-1-1", the emergency call
13connects to the 9-1-1 system without first dialing any number
14or set of numbers.
15    (e) The requirements of this Section do not apply to:
16        (1) any entity certified by the Illinois Commerce
17    Commission to operate a Private Emergency Answering Point
18    as defined in 83 Ill. Adm. Code 1326.105; or
19        (2) correctional institutions and facilities as
20    defined in subsection (d) of Section 3-1-2 of the Unified
21    Code of Corrections.
22    (f) An entity that violates this Section is guilty of a
23business offense and shall be fined not less than $1,000 and
24not more than $5,000.
25    (g) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to preclude
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1on his or her own initiative, or any other interested person,
2from seeking judicial relief, by mandamus, injunction, or
3otherwise, to compel compliance with this Section.
4    (h) The Illinois State Police may adopt rules for the
5administration of this Section.
 
6    (50 ILCS 750/15.6c new)
7    Sec. 15.6c. Requirements for MLTS installed after February
816, 2020.
9    (a) An entity engaged in the business of manufacturing,
10importing, selling, or leasing MLTS may not manufacture or
11import for use or sell or lease or offer to sell or lease an
12MLTS unless the system is pre-configured so that when it is
13properly installed, in accordance with subsections (b) and (c)
14and Section 15.8a, a user may directly initiate a call to 9-1-1
15from any station equipped with dialing facilities, without
16dialing any additional digit, code, prefix, or post-fix,
17including any trunk-access code, such as the digit "9",
18regardless of whether the user is required to dial such a
19digit, code, prefix, or post-fix for the other calls.
20    (b) An entity engaged in the business of manufacturing,
21importing, selling, or leasing MLTS may not install, manage,
22or operate for use an MLTS unless the system is configured so
23that a user may directly initiate a call to 9-1-1 from any
24station equipped with dialing facilities, without dialing any
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1trunk-access code, such as the digit "9", regardless of
2whether the user is required to dial such a digit, code,
3prefix, or post-fix for other calls.
4    (c) An entity engaged in the business of manufacturing,
5importing, selling, or leasing MLTS shall, in installing,
6managing, or operating an MLTS, configure the system to
7provide MLTS notification to a central location at the
8facility where the system is installed or to another person or
9organization regardless of location, if the system is able to
10be configured to provide the notification without an
11improvement to the hardware or software of the system. MLTS
12notification must meet the following requirements:
13        (1) MLTS notification must be initiated
14    contemporaneously with the 9-1-1 call, provided that it is
15    technically feasible to do so;
16        (2) MLTS notification must not delay the call to
17    9-1-1; and
18        (3) MLTS notification must be sent to a location where
19    someone is likely to see or hear it.
 
20    (50 ILCS 750/15.8a new)
21    Sec. 15.8a. Configuration of MLTS.
22    (a) An entity engaged in the business of installing an
23MLTS may not install such a system unless it is configured so
24that it is capable of being programmed with and conveying the
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1following:
2        (1) An on-premises, fixed telephone associated with an
3    MLTS shall provide an automated dispatchable location.
4        (2) An on-premises, non-fixed device associated with
5    an MLTS shall provide an automated dispatchable location,
6    if technically feasible; otherwise, it shall provide a
7    dispatchable location based on end-user manual update or
8    alternative location information.
9        (3) An off-premises device associated with an MLTS
10    shall provide an automated dispatchable location, if
11    technically feasible; otherwise, it shall provide
12    dispatchable location based on end-user manual update or
13    enhanced location information, which may be
14    coordinate-based and shall provide the best available
15    location that can be obtained from any available
16    technology or combination of technologies at reasonable
17    cost.
18    (b) An entity engaged in the business of manufacturing,
19importing, selling, or leasing MLTS may not manufacture or
20import for use, or sell or lease or offer to sell or lease, an
21MLTS unless such system has the capability, after proper
22installation in accordance with subsections (b) and (c) of
23Section 15.6c and this Section, of providing the dispatchable
24location of the 9-1-1 caller.
25    (c) Alternative location information may be
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1caller's civic address and approximate in-building location,
2including floor level, in large buildings.
3    (d) A person engaged in the business of managing or
4operating an MLTS may not manage or operate such a system
5unless it is configured such that the dispatchable location of
6the 9-1-1 caller is consistent with paragraphs (1), (2), and
7(3) of subsection (a).
 
8    (50 ILCS 750/60)
9    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2023)
10    Sec. 60. Interconnected VoIP providers. Interconnected
11VoIP providers in Illinois shall be subject in a competitively
12neutral manner to the same provisions and requirements of this
13Act as are provided for telecommunications carriers,
14including, but not limited to, the imposition, collection, and
15remitting of surcharges. Interconnected VoIP services shall
16not be considered an intrastate telecommunications service for
17the purposes of this Act in a manner inconsistent with federal
18law or Federal Communications Commission regulation.
19(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16; 100-20, eff. 7-1-17.)
 
20    (50 ILCS 750/15.6 rep.)
21    (50 ILCS 750/15.8 rep.)
22    Section 10. The Emergency Telephone System Act is amended
23by repealing Sections 15.6 and 15.8.
 
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1becoming law.