99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2015 and 2016
Introduced , by Rep. Norine Hammond
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the State Commemorative Dates Act. Designates the second full
week of April of each year as National Public Safety Telecommunicators'
Week, as a week to honor the dedicated men and women who answer calls for
help at 911 centers across the country.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The State Commemorative Dates Act is amended by
adding Section 190 as follows:
(5 ILCS 490/190 new)
National Public Safety Telecommunicators' Week.
The second full week of April of each year is designated as
National Public Safety Telecommunicators' Week, to be observed
throughout the State as a week to honor the dedicated men and
women who answer calls for help at 911 centers across the
country. These call takers and dispatchers provide the first
critical contact for those in need of emergency services.
Telecommunicators access, monitor, and disseminate information
of critical importance to the safety of public officials and
success of public safety goals.