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Full Text of SB0837  95th General Assembly


Sen. William R. Haine

Filed: 6/6/2007





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 837 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Emergency Telephone System Act is amended
5 by changing Section 15.4 as follows:
6     (50 ILCS 750/15.4)  (from Ch. 134, par. 45.4)
7     Sec. 15.4. Emergency Telephone System Board; powers.
8     (a) The corporate authorities of any county or municipality
9 that imposes a surcharge under Section 15.3 shall establish an
10 Emergency Telephone System Board. The corporate authorities
11 shall provide for the manner of appointment and the number of
12 members of the Board, provided that the board shall consist of
13 not fewer than 5 members, one of whom must be a public member
14 who is a resident of the local exchange service territory
15 included in the 9-1-1 coverage area, one of whom (in counties
16 with a population less than 100,000) must be a member of the



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1 county board, and at least 3 of whom shall be representative of
2 the 9-1-1 public safety agencies, including but not limited to
3 police departments, fire departments, emergency medical
4 services providers, and emergency services and disaster
5 agencies, and appointed on the basis of their ability or
6 experience. Elected officials are also eligible to serve on the
7 board. Members of the board shall serve without compensation
8 but shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary
9 expenses. Any 2 or more municipalities, counties, or
10 combination thereof, that impose a surcharge under Section 15.3
11 may, instead of establishing individual boards, establish by
12 intergovernmental agreement a Joint Emergency Telephone System
13 Board pursuant to this Section. The manner of appointment of
14 such a joint board shall be prescribed in the agreement.
15     (b) The powers and duties of the board shall be defined by
16 ordinance of the municipality or county, or by
17 intergovernmental agreement in the case of a joint board. The
18 powers and duties shall include, but need not be limited to the
19 following:
20         (1) Planning a 9-1-1 system.
21         (2) Coordinating and supervising the implementation,
22     upgrading, or maintenance of the system, including the
23     establishment of equipment specifications and coding
24     systems.
25         (3) Receiving moneys monies from the surcharge imposed
26     under Section 15.3, and from any other source, for deposit



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1     into the Emergency Telephone System Fund.
2         (4) Authorizing all disbursements from the fund.
3         (5) Hiring any staff necessary for the implementation
4     or upgrade of the system.
5     (c) All moneys monies received by a board pursuant to a
6 surcharge imposed under Section 15.3 shall be deposited into a
7 separate interest-bearing Emergency Telephone System Fund
8 account. The treasurer of the municipality or county that has
9 established the board or, in the case of a joint board, any
10 municipal or county treasurer designated in the
11 intergovernmental agreement, shall be custodian of the fund.
12 All interest accruing on the fund shall remain in the fund. No
13 expenditures may be made from such fund except upon the
14 direction of the board by resolution passed by a majority of
15 all members of the board. Expenditures may be made only to pay
16 for the costs associated with the following:
17         (1) The design of the Emergency Telephone System.
18         (2) The coding of an initial Master Street Address
19     Guide data base, and update and maintenance thereof.
20         (3) The repayment of any moneys monies advanced for the
21     implementation of the system.
22         (4) The charges for Automatic Number Identification
23     and Automatic Location Identification equipment, a
24     computer aided dispatch system that records, maintains,
25     and integrates information, mobile data transmitters
26     equipped with automatic vehicle locators, and maintenance,



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1     replacement and update thereof to increase operational
2     efficiency and improve the provision of emergency
3     services.
4         (5) The non-recurring charges related to installation
5     of the Emergency Telephone System and the ongoing network
6     charges.
7         (6) The acquisition and installation, or the
8     reimbursement of costs therefor to other governmental
9     bodies that have incurred those costs, of road or street
10     signs that are essential to the implementation of the
11     emergency telephone system and that are not duplicative of
12     signs that are the responsibility of the jurisdiction
13     charged with maintaining road and street signs.
14         (7) Other products and services necessary for the
15     implementation, upgrade, and maintenance of the system and
16     any other purpose related to the operation of the system,
17     including costs attributable directly to the construction,
18     leasing, or maintenance of any buildings or facilities or
19     costs of personnel attributable directly to the operation
20     of the system. Costs attributable directly to the operation
21     of an emergency telephone system do not include the costs
22     of public safety agency personnel who are and equipment
23     that is dispatched in response to an emergency call.
24     Moneys in the fund may also be transferred to a
25 participating fire protection district to reimburse volunteer
26 firefighters who man remote telephone switching facilities



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1 when dedicated 9-1-1 lines are down.
2     (d) The board shall complete the data base before
3 implementation of the 9-1-1 system. The error ratio of the data
4 base shall not at any time exceed 1% of the total data base.
5 (Source: P.A. 92-202, eff. 1-1-02.)".