Public Act 90-0698
HB2607 Enrolled LRB9009192KDks
AN ACT relating to 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 may 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) may 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. Elected officials
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
(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 following:
(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 systems.
(3) Receiving monies 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.
(c) All monies 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 monies 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
(5) The non-recurring charges related to
installation of the Emergency Telephone System and the
ongoing network charges.
(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
(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
(Source: P.A. 88-497; 89-568, eff. 1-1-97.)
Section 10. The Township Code is amended by changing
Section 15-50 as follows:
(60 ILCS 1/15-50)
Sec. 15-50. Powers exercised by city council. All the
powers vested in the township described in Section 15-45,
including all the powers now vested by law in the highway
commissioners of the township and in the township board of
the township, shall be exercised by the city council. The
city council shall perform the duties of a township or
multi-township board in relation to the township or
multi-township assessor as provided in the Property Tax Code.
By a resolution passed by a three-fourths vote, the city
council of any home rule municipality may cease to exercise
the powers of the township board. Vacancies within the
offices of township clerk, township collector, and board of
trustees resulting from the city council's action shall be
filled in accordance with the general election law for the
holding of township elections. Any action taken under this
Section shall not alter the rights and duties of the township
supervisor as chief executive officer of the township or of
any other duly elected township officials.
(Source: P.A. 88-62; 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon