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|
|Amy Marion||Phil McCarty|
Legal Advisor: John Kelly
Ex Officio: David Tuttle / Glenna Johnson
Lobbyist: John Lowder
Legislative Update - October 17th, 2022
Legislative update - June 21st, 2022
Legislative Update - June 14th, 2022
Please see the attached letter sent to Governor Pritzker's Office today regarding new information learned from the FCC during the NENA Conference in Kentucky this week. The two associations believe the information received is important to share with the Governor, Comptroller, Treasurer, and the top four legislators in hopes of receiving a final determination on whether the funds swept from 911 for 988 will be considered a sweep by the FCC. Ultimately we are asking for the funds not to be swept until an official determination is made, and if it is a sweep to delay the transfer until legislation can be introduced to find another funding source.
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: