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A. A fee is imposed upon all billed subscribers of wireless communications service within the corporate limits of the city in order to pay for a portion of the cost incurred by the city to operate the emergency telephone system. This fee shall apply to in-service wireless telephone numbers where the service address of the wireless communications service is located in the city. The fee shall not apply to consumers of prepaid wireless telecommunications service, who instead shall pay the surcharge imposed pursuant to Chapter 7-51 of this Code.
(1) Until December 31, 2017, the fee shall be imposed at the monthly rate of $3.90.
(2) Beginning January 1, 2018 and through December 31, 2020, the fee shall be imposed at the monthly rate of $5.00.
(3) Beginning January 1, 2021, the fee imposed shall be at the monthly rate of $5.00, unless the maximum rate authorized by the General Assembly is lower, in which case the rate shall be the maximum rate authorized by the General Assembly.
B. The ultimate incidence of and liability for payment of the fee is upon the billed subscriber, and nothing in this chapter shall be construed to impose a charge of any kind on the occupation of selling or providing telecommunications. The fee shall be in addition to any other fee or any taxes imposed by the city.
C. The fee imposed by this chapter shall not apply to any wireless telephone number to the extent prohibited by the constitution or statutes of the United States or of the State of Illinois.
D. In the event that a subscriber receives wireless communications service for a period of less than a month, the fee shall be prorated for that month.
E. The fee shall not apply to any wireless telephone number assigned to a governmental body.
(Added Coun. J. 11-7-96, p. 32073, § 1.2; Amend Coun. J. 11-13-96, p. 34040, § 1.2; Amend Coun. J. 6-19-02, p. 87159, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 11-13-07, p. 15814, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 9-9-09, p. 69279, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 10-5-11, p. 7956, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 7-30-14, p. 84576, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 11-21-17, p. 61858, Art. III, § 2)