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Public Act 097-0517





Public Act 097-0517
SB1240 EnrolledLRB097 07520 KMW 47630 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Emergency Telephone System Act is amended by
changing Section 15.4 as follows:
    (50 ILCS 750/15.4)  (from Ch. 134, par. 45.4)
    Sec. 15.4. Emergency Telephone System Board; powers.
    (a) The corporate authorities of any county or municipality
that imposes a surcharge under Section 15.3 shall establish an
Emergency Telephone System Board. The corporate authorities
shall provide for the manner of appointment and the number of
members of the Board, provided that the board shall consist of
not fewer than 5 members, one of whom must be a public member
who is a resident of the local exchange service territory
included in the 9-1-1 coverage area, one of whom (in counties
with a population less than 100,000) must be a member of the
county board, and at least 3 of whom shall be representative of
the 9-1-1 public safety agencies, including but not limited to
police departments, fire departments, emergency medical
services providers, and emergency services and disaster
agencies, and appointed on the basis of their ability or
experience. In counties with a population of more than 100,000
but less than 2,000,000, a member of the county board may serve
on the Emergency Telephone System Board. Elected officials,
including members of a county board, are also eligible to serve
on the board. Members of the board shall serve without
compensation but shall be reimbursed for their actual and
necessary expenses. Any 2 or more municipalities, counties, or
combination thereof, that impose a surcharge under Section 15.3
may, instead of establishing individual boards, establish by
intergovernmental agreement a Joint Emergency Telephone System
Board pursuant to this Section. The manner of appointment of
such a joint board shall be prescribed in the agreement.
    (b) The powers and duties of the board shall be defined by
ordinance of the municipality or county, or by
intergovernmental agreement in the case of a joint board. The
powers and duties shall include, but need not be limited to the
        (1) Planning a 9-1-1 system.
        (2) Coordinating and supervising the implementation,
    upgrading, or maintenance of the system, including the
    establishment of equipment specifications and coding
        (3) Receiving moneys from the surcharge imposed under
    Section 15.3, and from any other source, for deposit into
    the Emergency Telephone System Fund.
        (4) Authorizing all disbursements from the fund.
        (5) Hiring any staff necessary for the implementation
    or upgrade of the system.
        (6) Participating in a Regional Pilot Project to
    implement next generation 9-1-1, as defined in this Act,
    subject to the conditions set forth in this Act.
    (c) All moneys received by a board pursuant to a surcharge
imposed under Section 15.3 shall be deposited into a separate
interest-bearing Emergency Telephone System Fund account. The
treasurer of the municipality or county that has established
the board or, in the case of a joint board, any municipal or
county treasurer designated in the intergovernmental
agreement, shall be custodian of the fund. All interest
accruing on the fund shall remain in the fund. No expenditures
may be made from such fund except upon the direction of the
board by resolution passed by a majority of all members of the
board. Expenditures may be made only to pay for the costs
associated with the following:
        (1) The design of the Emergency Telephone System.
        (2) The coding of an initial Master Street Address
    Guide data base, and update and maintenance thereof.
        (3) The repayment of any moneys advanced for the
    implementation of the system.
        (4) The charges for Automatic Number Identification
    and Automatic Location Identification equipment, a
    computer aided dispatch system that records, maintains,
    and integrates information, mobile data transmitters
    equipped with automatic vehicle locators, and maintenance,
    replacement and update thereof to increase operational
    efficiency and improve the provision of emergency
        (5) The non-recurring charges related to installation
    of the Emergency Telephone System and the ongoing network
        (6) The acquisition and installation, or the
    reimbursement of costs therefor to other governmental
    bodies that have incurred those costs, of road or street
    signs that are essential to the implementation of the
    emergency telephone system and that are not duplicative of
    signs that are the responsibility of the jurisdiction
    charged with maintaining road and street signs.
        (7) Other products and services necessary for the
    implementation, upgrade, and maintenance of the system and
    any other purpose related to the operation of the system,
    including costs attributable directly to the construction,
    leasing, or maintenance of any buildings or facilities or
    costs of personnel attributable directly to the operation
    of the system. Costs attributable directly to the operation
    of an emergency telephone system do not include the costs
    of public safety agency personnel who are and equipment
    that is dispatched in response to an emergency call.
        (7.5) The purchase of real property if the purchase is
    made before March 16, 2006.
        (8) In the case of a municipality that imposes a
    surcharge under subsection (h) of Section 15.3, moneys may
    also be used for any anti-terrorism or emergency
    preparedness measures, including, but not limited to,
    preparedness planning, providing local matching funds for
    federal or State grants, personnel training, and
    specialized equipment, including surveillance cameras as
    needed to deal with natural and terrorist-inspired
    emergency situations or events.
        (9) The defraying of expenses incurred in
    participation in a Regional Pilot Project to implement next
    generation 9-1-1, subject to the conditions set forth in
    this Act.
    Moneys in the fund may also be transferred to a
participating fire protection district to reimburse volunteer
firefighters who man remote telephone switching facilities
when dedicated 9-1-1 lines are down.
    (d) The board shall complete the data base before
implementation of the 9-1-1 system. The error ratio of the data
base shall not at any time exceed 1% of the total data base.
(Source: P.A. 95-698, eff. 1-1-08; 95-806, eff. 1-1-09;
95-1012, eff. 12-15-08; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 96-1443, eff.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/23/2011