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50 ILCS 750/15.6b

    (50 ILCS 750/15.6b)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2025)
    Sec. 15.6b. Next Generation 9-1-1 service.
    (a) The Administrator, with the advice and recommendation of the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board, shall develop and implement a plan for a statewide Next Generation 9-1-1 network. The Next Generation 9-1-1 network must be an Internet protocol-based platform that at a minimum provides:
        (1) improved 9-1-1 call delivery;
        (2) enhanced interoperability;
        (3) increased ease of communication between 9-1-1
service providers, allowing immediate transfer of 9-1-1 calls, caller information, photos, and other data statewide;
        (4) a hosted solution with redundancy built in; and
        (5) compliance with the most current NENA Standards.
    (b) By July 1, 2016, the Administrator, with the advice and recommendation of the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board, shall design and issue a competitive request for a proposal to secure the services of a consultant to complete a feasibility study on the implementation of a statewide Next Generation 9-1-1 network in Illinois. By July 1, 2017, the consultant shall complete the feasibility study and make recommendations as to the appropriate procurement approach for developing a statewide Next Generation 9-1-1 network.
    (c) Within 12 months of the final report from the consultant under subsection (b) of this Section, the Illinois State Police shall procure and finalize a contract with a vendor certified under Section 13-900 of the Public Utilities Act to establish a statewide Next Generation 9-1-1 network. The Illinois State Police, in consultation with and subject to the approval of the Chief Procurement Officer, may procure a single contract or multiple contracts to implement the provisions of this Section. A contract or contracts under this subsection are not subject to the provisions of the Illinois Procurement Code, except for Sections 20-60, 20-65, 20-70, and 20-160 and Article 50 of that Code, provided that the Chief Procurement Officer may, in writing with justification, waive any certification required under Article 50 of the Illinois Procurement Code. This exemption is inoperative 2 years from June 3, 2021 (the effective date of Public Act 102-9). Within 18 months of securing the contract, the vendor shall implement a Next Generation 9-1-1 network that allows 9-1-1 systems providing 9-1-1 service to Illinois residents to access the system utilizing their current infrastructure if it meets the standards adopted by the Illinois State Police.
(Source: P.A. 101-639, eff. 6-12-20; 102-9, eff. 6-3-21; 102-538, eff. 8-20-21; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22.)