Bill Which Creates Penalty for Prank 9-1-1 Calls Signed By Rauner
on Friday, August 07, 2015
Under HB 3988, sponsored by State Rep. John Anthony, if a knowingly false 9-1-1 prank call is made, the court shall order the perpetrator to reimburse the emergency response pubic agency for the reasonable costs of the emergency response, not to exceed $10,000. As a retired sheriff’s deputy, Rep. Anthony is well aware of the cost to public safety rapid-response teams and their personal of prank calls like these. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed HB 3988 into law on Tuesday, July 28. The House had previously agreed to the final language of the bill by a unanimous vote of 111-0-0.