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 Bill Status of HB0435  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  LOCAL GOV-INTERNET POSTINGS

House Sponsors
Rep. Ed Sullivan - Ron Sandack

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 140/2.25 new
50 ILCS 205/25 new
30 ILCS 805/8.39 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Local Records Act. Requires a unit of local government serving a population of 5,000 or more and a school district with an enrollment of 500 or more students to maintain an Internet website and post to that website, for the current calendar or fiscal year, as the case may be, specified information. Provides that a citizen who is a resident of the unit of local government or school district may bring a mandamus or injunction action to compel the unit of local government or school district to comply with the Internet posting requirements. Provides that records posted pursuant to the amendatory Act shall remain posted on the entity's website, or subsequent websites, in perpetuity. Limits home rule powers. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Contains a severability clause. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that a public body is not required to copy and make available for public inspection a public record that is published on the public body's website if the public body's Freedom of Information officer certifies that the online record is a true and accurate copy of the original record maintained by the public body. Provides that the Freedom of Information officer shall notify the person requesting the public record that it is available online. Provides that if the person requesting the public record is unable to access the record online, the public body is then required to copy and make available the public record. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/29/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ed Sullivan
  1/30/2015HouseFirst Reading
  1/30/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/13/2015HouseAssigned to Counties & Townships Committee
  2/17/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Sandack
  3/27/2015HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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