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|More Time For 9-1-1 Center
|The Illinois House has passed a measure that buys some time before a measure that helps fund 911 call centers expires.
The bill was co-sponsored by State Representative Don Moffitt, and would allow for the continued funding of 911 centers through taxes on cell phone bills until at least July, instead of the sunset date of April first. It now goes to the Illinois Senate.
Moffitt tells WGIL assuming the Senate approves the bill during the Lame Duck session next month, that should buy some time to re-write the measure.
"Probably in the spring of 2013 there will be a little more of a complete review of the 9-1-1 Act and there will probably be some changes, but I don't expect anything major," says Moffitt.
The Gilson Republican says he would like to see cell phone users pay a tax for 9-1-1 services more in line with what land line telephone users pay.
Landline revenue has gone down in recent years, as more families have switched to cell phones.
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