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Full Text of HB5128  103rd General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning 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 Section 15.4 as follows:
6    (50 ILCS 750/15.4)  (from Ch. 134, par. 45.4)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2025)
8    Sec. 15.4. Emergency Telephone System Board; powers.
9    (a) Except as provided in subsection (e) of this Section,
10the corporate authorities of any county or municipality may
11establish an Emergency Telephone System Board.
12    The corporate authorities shall provide for the manner of
13appointment and the number of members of the Board, provided
14that the board shall consist of not fewer than 5 members, one
15of whom must be a public member who is a resident of the local
16exchange service territory included in the 9-1-1 coverage
17area, one of whom (in counties with a population less than
18100,000) may be a member of the county board, and at least 3 of
19whom shall be representative of the 9-1-1 public safety
20agencies, including but not limited to police departments,
21fire departments, emergency medical services providers, and
22emergency services and disaster agencies, and appointed on the
23basis of their ability or experience. In counties with a



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1population of more than 100,000 but less than 2,000,000, a
2member of the county board may serve on the Emergency
3Telephone System Board. Elected officials, including county
4sheriffs and members of a county board, are also eligible to
5serve on the board. Members of the board shall serve without
6compensation but shall be reimbursed for their actual and
7necessary expenses. Any 2 or more municipalities, counties, or
8combination thereof, may, instead of establishing individual
9boards, establish by intergovernmental agreement a Joint
10Emergency Telephone System Board pursuant to this Section. The
11manner of appointment of such a joint board shall be
12prescribed in the agreement. On or after the effective date of
13this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, any new
14intergovernmental agreement entered into to establish or join
15a Joint Emergency Telephone System Board shall provide for the
16appointment of a PSAP representative to the board.
17    Upon the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th
18General Assembly, appointed members of the Emergency Telephone
19System Board shall serve staggered 3-year terms if: (1) the
20Board serves a county with a population of 100,000 or less; and
21(2) appointments, on the effective date of this amendatory Act
22of the 98th General Assembly, are not for a stated term. The
23corporate authorities of the county or municipality shall
24assign terms to the board members serving on the effective
25date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly in the
26following manner: (1) one-third of board members' terms shall



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1expire on January 1, 2015; (2) one-third of board members'
2terms shall expire on January 1, 2016; and (3) remaining board
3members' terms shall expire on January 1, 2017. Board members
4may be re-appointed upon the expiration of their terms by the
5corporate authorities of the county or municipality.
6    The corporate authorities of a county or municipality may,
7by a vote of the majority of the members elected, remove an
8Emergency Telephone System Board member for misconduct,
9official misconduct, or neglect of office.
10    (b) The powers and duties of the board shall be defined by
11ordinance of the municipality or county, or by
12intergovernmental agreement in the case of a joint board. The
13powers and duties shall include, but need not be limited to the
15        (1) Planning a 9-1-1 system.
16        (2) Coordinating and supervising the implementation,
17    upgrading, or maintenance of the system, including the
18    establishment of equipment specifications and coding
19    systems.
20        (3) Receiving moneys from the surcharge imposed under
21    Section 15.3, or disbursed to it under Section 30, and
22    from any other source, for deposit into the Emergency
23    Telephone System Fund.
24        (4) Authorizing all disbursements from the fund.
25        (5) Hiring any staff necessary for the implementation
26    or upgrade of the system.



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1        (6) (Blank).
2        (7) Designating a 9-1-1 System Manager, whose duties
3    and responsibilities shall be set forth by the Emergency
4    Telephone System Board in writing.
5    (c) All moneys received by a board pursuant to a surcharge
6imposed under Section 15.3, or disbursed to it under Section
730, shall be deposited into a separate interest-bearing
8Emergency Telephone System Fund account. The treasurer of the
9municipality or county that has established the board or, in
10the case of a joint board, any municipal or county treasurer
11designated in the intergovernmental agreement, shall be
12custodian of the fund. All interest accruing on the fund shall
13remain in the fund. No expenditures may be made from such fund
14except upon the direction of the board by resolution passed by
15a majority of all members of the board.
16    (d) The board shall complete and maintain a Next
17Generation 9-1-1 GIS database in accordance with NENA
18Standards before implementation of the NG9-1-1 system. The
19MSAG and GIS data standardizing and synchronization must reach
20a 98% or greater match rate, with an option of matching with
21ALI, before using GIS data for NG9-1-1.
22    (e) On and after January 1, 2016, no municipality or
23county may create an Emergency Telephone System Board unless
24the board is a Joint Emergency Telephone System Board. The
25corporate authorities of any county or municipality entering
26into an intergovernmental agreement to create or join a Joint



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1Emergency Telephone System Board shall rescind an ordinance or
2ordinances creating a single Emergency Telephone System Board
3and shall eliminate the single Emergency Telephone System
4Board, effective upon the creation of the Joint Emergency
5Telephone System Board, with regulatory approval by the
6Administrator, or joining of the Joint Emergency Telephone
7System Board. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to
8require the dissolution of an Emergency Telephone System Board
9that is not succeeded by a Joint Emergency Telephone System
10Board or is not required to consolidate under Section 15.4a of
11this Act.
12    (f) Within one year after the effective date of this
13amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, any corporate
14authorities of a county or municipality, other than a
15municipality with a population of more than 500,000, operating
16a 9-1-1 system without an Emergency Telephone System Board or
17Joint Emergency Telephone System Board shall create or join a
18Joint Emergency Telephone System Board.
19(Source: P.A. 102-9, eff. 6-3-21; 103-366, eff. 1-1-24.)