Work will begin in July for an interim House committee looking into updating and improving 911 service statewide.
Lake St. Louis Representative Chuck Gatschenberger will chair the group. He hopes to find a way to unify how 911 is funded. Currently it is supported in various ways across the state.
Knowing other lawmakers have found no support for the issue in the past, Gatschenberger isn’t sure if he can find traction for it now.
Gatschenberger says he doesn’t know at this point whether he would suggest 911 remain locally controlled, or become state run under a statewide funding mechanism.
County governments are pushing for 911 funding to be addressed. Right now, many supplement the service out of their general revenue funds.