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220 ILCS 5/13-900
(220 ILCS 5/13-900)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2026)
Authority to serve as 9-1-1 system provider; rules.
(a) The General Assembly finds that it is necessary to require the certification of 9-1-1 system providers to ensure the safety of the lives and property of Illinoisans and Illinois businesses, and to otherwise protect and promote the public safety, health, and welfare of the citizens of this State and their property.
(b) For purposes of this Section:
"9-1-1 system" has the same meaning as that term is
defined in Section 2.19 of the Emergency Telephone System Act.
"9-1-1 system provider" means any person,
corporation, limited liability company, partnership, sole proprietorship, or entity of any description whatever that acts as a system provider within the meaning of Section 2.18 of the Emergency Telephone System Act.
"Emergency Telephone System Board" has the same
meaning as that term is defined in Sections 2.11 and 15.4 of the Emergency Telephone System Act.
"Public safety agency personnel" means personnel
employed by a public safety agency, as that term is defined in Section 2.02 of the Emergency Telephone System Act, whose responsibilities include responding to requests for emergency services.
(c) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, beginning July 1, 2010, it is unlawful for any 9-1-1 system provider to offer or provide or seek to offer or provide to any emergency telephone system board or 9-1-1 system, or agent, representative, or designee thereof, any network and database service used or intended to be used by any emergency telephone system board or 9-1-1 system for the purpose of answering, transferring, or relaying requests for emergency services, or dispatching public safety agency personnel in response to requests for emergency services, unless the 9-1-1 system provider has applied for and received a Certificate of 9-1-1 System Provider Authority from the Commission. The Commission shall approve an application for a Certificate of 9-1-1 System Provider Authority upon a showing by the applicant, and a finding by the Commission, after notice and hearing, that the applicant possesses sufficient technical, financial, and managerial resources and abilities to provide network service and database services that it seeks authority to provide in its application for service authority, in a safe, continuous, and uninterrupted manner.
(d) No incumbent local exchange carrier that provides, as of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, any 9-1-1 network and 9-1-1 database service used or intended to be used by any Emergency Telephone System Board or 9-1-1 system, shall be required to obtain a Certificate of 9-1-1 System Provider Authority under this Section. No entity that possesses, as of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, a Certificate of Service Authority and provides 9-1-1 network and 9-1-1 database services to any incumbent local exchange carrier as of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall be required to obtain a Certificate of 9-1-1 System Provider Authority under this Section.
(e) Any and all enforcement authority granted to the Commission under this Section shall apply exclusively to 9-1-1 system providers granted a Certificate of Service Authority under this Section and shall not apply to incumbent local exchange carriers that are providing 9-1-1 service as of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 100-20, eff. 7-1-17