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HB1820 Engrossed                               LRB9206292MWdv

 1        AN ACT concerning emergency telephone services.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Emergency Telephone System Act is amended
 5    by adding Section 15.7 as follows:

 6        (50 ILCS 750/15.7 new)
 7        Sec. 15.7.  False alarms.  The Board may,  by  ordinance,
 8    assess charges against persons making false alarms.  A charge
 9    may  not  be  assessed,  however,  if the emergency telephone
10    system or a public safety agency is notified that  the  alarm
11    is  unfounded  before  a public safety agency responds to the
12    alarm or if an alarm system  is  being  installed,  repaired,
13    maintained,  or tested and the emergency telephone system and
14    public safety agency are notified in advance of the  activity
15    in  connection  with  the alarm system. In addition, a charge
16    may not  be  assessed  against  a  person  if  the  call  was
17    initiated  due  to  symptoms  that  could  require  emergency
18    medical attention.
19        An ordinance adopted under this Section must provide that
20    50%  of  any  charge  assessed  for  a  false  alarm shall be
21    remitted to the public safety agency that  responded  to  the
22    alarm.

23        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
24    becoming law.

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