98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2013 and 2014
Introduced 2/14/2014, by Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Emergency Telephone System Act. Provides that an entity
that installs or operates a private business switch service shall install
and operate that service such that when a user dials the digits "9-1-1" the
emergency call can be connected to the 9-1-1 system without first dialing
any number or set of numbers. Sets forth penalties for failing to comply
with the requirements of this amendatory Act. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning local government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Emergency Telephone System Act is amended by
adding Section 15.8 as follows:
(50 ILCS 750/15.8 new)
9-1-1 dialing from a business.
(a) Any entity that installs or operates a private business
switch service and provides telecommunications facilities or
services to businesses shall ensure that all systems installed
on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
98th General Assembly are connected to the public switched
network in a manner such that when a user dials "9-1-1", the
emergency call connects to the 9-1-1 system without first
dialing any number or set of numbers.
(b) The requirements of this Section do not apply to
correctional institutions and facilities defined in subsection
(d) of Section 3-1-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
(c) An entity that violates this Section is guilty of a
business offense and shall be fined not less than $1,000 and
not more than $5,000.
This Act takes effect upon