Illinois Compiled Statutes
Information maintained by the Legislative
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process.
Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public
soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the
Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes,
statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect.
If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has
not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already
been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes
made to the current law.
50 ILCS 750/15.5a
(50 ILCS 750/15.5a)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2023)
Grandfathered private business switch or MLTS 9-1-1 service.
(a) After June 30, 2000, or within 18 months after enhanced 9-1-1 or NG9-1-1 service becomes available, whichever is later, any entity that manages or operates a private business switch or a telecommunication facility or MLTS service for businesses that was installed on or before February 16, 2020 shall ensure that the system is connected to the public switched network so that calls to 9-1-1 route to the appropriate 9-1-1 jurisdiction with the proper ANI and ALI. For buildings having their own street address and containing workspace of 40,000 square feet or less, location identification shall include the building's street address. For buildings having their own street address and containing workspace of more than 40,000 square feet, location identification shall include the building's street address and one distinct location identification per 40,000 square feet of workspace. Separate buildings containing workspace of 40,000 square feet or less having a common public street address shall have a distinct location identification for each building in addition to the street address.
(b) The following buildings are exempt from subsection (a) to the extent described below:
(1) Buildings containing workspace of more than
40,000 square feet are exempt from the multiple location identification requirements in subsection (a) if the building maintains, at all times, alternative and adequate means of signaling and responding to emergencies. Those means shall include, but not be limited to, a telephone system that provides the dispatchable location of 9-1-1 calls coming from within the building. Health care facilities are presumed to meet the requirements of this paragraph if the facilities are staffed with medical or nursing personnel 24 hours per day and if an alternative means of providing information about the source of an emergency call exists. Buildings that are exempt under this paragraph must provide 9-1-1 service that identifies the building's street address.
(2) Buildings containing workspace of more than
40,000 square feet are exempt from subsection (a) if the building maintains, at all times, alternative and adequate means of signaling and responding to emergencies, including a telephone system that provides the location of a 9-1-1 call coming from within the building, and the building is serviced by its own medical, fire, and security personnel. Buildings that are exempt under this paragraph are subject to emergency phone system certification by the Administrator.
(3) Buildings in communities not serviced by enhanced
9-1-1 service are exempt from subsection (a).
(c) This Section does not apply to any MLTS telephone extension that uses radio transmissions to convey electrical signals directly between the telephone extension and the serving MLTS.
(d) Any entity that installs, manages, or operates an MLTS service to businesses shall ensure that all systems installed on or after July 1, 2015 are connected to the public switched network so 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.
(e) The requirements of this Section do not apply to:
(1) any entity certified by the Illinois Commerce
Commission to operate a Private Emergency Answering Point as defined in 83 Ill. Adm. Code 1326.105; or
(2) correctional institutions and facilities as
defined in subsection (d) of Section 3-1-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
(f) 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.
(g) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to preclude the Attorney General on behalf of the Illinois State Police or on his or her own initiative, or any other interested person, from seeking judicial relief, by mandamus, injunction, or otherwise, to compel compliance with this Section.
(h) The Illinois State Police may adopt rules for the administration of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 102-983, eff. 5-27-22.)