Illinois APCO jointly with Illinois NENA have a group of very dedicated members who serve on our Joint Legislative Committee. The Committee is tasked with monitoring legislation that directly effects 9-1-1 centers. The Committee along with our Lobbyist John Lowder dedicate countless hours to the task of working with the 9-1-1 Statewide Advisory Board as well as monitoring new legislation at the State and Federal level. The Committee meets on a weekly basis or more often as needed and also advises the Association President's when there is a need for member action alerts on specific legislative matters.
The current Committee members are:
|Ralph Caldwell - Co Chair||John Ferraro - Co Chair|
|Brent Reynolds - ILAPCO President||Shelly Dallas - Illinois NENA President|
|Jason Kern||Cindy Wagner|
|Chris Kindelspire||John Ferraro|
|Tammy Peterson||Jessica Hasheider|
Community Emergency Services and Supports Act (CESSA) Frequently Asked Questions page added
Legislative Alert - Call to Action - April 19, 2022
Legislative Update 11/23/2021
Legislative Update 6/1/2021
l HB2784 to make sure we are represented to help in the successful implementation of this newly passed legislation.
- Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Emergency Telephone System Act.
- Extends the repeal of the Act from December 31, 2021 to December 31, 2023.
- Makes various changes to definitions. Provides that within 18 months of the awarding of a contract under the Public Utilities Act to provide Next Generation 9-1-1 service (rather than by December 31, 2021), every 9-1-1 system in Illinois, except in a municipality with a population over 500,000, shall provide next generation 9-1-1 service.
- Provides that a municipality with a population over 500,000 shall establish a statewide Next Generation 9-1-1 network by December 31, 2023.
- Provides that the information registered by an emergency telephone system with the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator shall include the identification of the System Manager.
- Provides that an Emergency Telephone System Board has the power to designate a 9-1-1 System Manager, whose duties and responsibilities shall be set forth by the in writing.
- Defines "System Manager".
- Provides that the installation of or connection to a telephone company's network of any automatic alarm, automatic alerting device, or mechanical dialer that causes the number 9-1-1 to be dialed in order to directly access emergency services and does not provide for 2-way communication is prohibited in a 9-1-1 system.
- Provides that training for public safety telecommunicators must be completed within one year of the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator establishing the required guidelines, rules, and standards.
- Provides that upon completing of training, all public safety telecommunicators must complete specified continuing education training regarding the delivery of 9-1-1 services and professionalism bi-annually.
- Provides that on or after January 1, 2024 (rather than 2022), a municipality with a population over 500,000 may not impose a monthly surcharge in excess of $2.50 per network connection.
- Provides that on or after January 1, 2024 (rather than 2022), the municipality may continue imposing and collecting its wireless carrier surcharge.
- Amends the Prepaid Wireless 9-1-1 Surcharge Act.
- Deletes language providing that on or after January 1, 2021, a home rule municipality having a population in excess of 500,000 may only impose a prepaid wireless 9-1-1 surcharge not to exceed 7% per retail transaction sourced to that jurisdiction.
Weekly Legislative Advisory
Each week when the Illinois General Assembly is in session or other times when needed, a weekly legislative advisory of bills that may effect the 9-1-1 Community. Those advisories can be reviewed below: