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 Bill Status of HB1716  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  FOIA-STORAGE & RETRIEVAL COSTS

House Sponsors
Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie - Patricia R. Bellock - Monique D. Davis - Mary E. Flowers, Michael J. Zalewski and Linda Chapa LaVia

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Don Harmon - Pamela J. Althoff - Edward D. Maloney - Ron Sandack)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/26/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0579

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 140/6from Ch. 116, par. 206


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Authorizes a public body to charge a records requester for the actual cost of retrieving and transporting public records from an off-site storage facility when the those records are maintained by a third-party storage company that is under contract with that public body. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Further amends the Freedom of Information Act. Exempts members of the new media from the requirement to pay the actual cost of retrieving and transporting public records from an off-site storage facility when public records are maintained by a third-party storage company.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
5 ILCS 140/2from Ch. 116, par. 202
5 ILCS 140/3.2 new
5 ILCS 140/9.5

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Defines "recurrent requester" as a person that, in the 12 months immediately preceding the request, has submitted to the same public body (i) a minimum of 50 requests for records, (ii) a minimum of 15 requests for records within a 30-day period, or (iii) a minimum of 7 requests for records within a 7-day period. Establishes procedures that public bodies are to use in responding to requests from recurrent requesters. Authorizes a public body to charge a fee for each hour spent by personnel in searching for and retrieving requested records. Specifies that a person whose records request is made for a commercial purpose may not file a request for review with the Public Access Counselor, except for the limited purpose of determining whether the public body accurately characterized the request as a commercial request. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jim Durkin
  2/16/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/16/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2011HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/3/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/9/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/9/2011HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; 011-000-000
  3/9/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2011HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 070-044-000
  4/14/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/14/2011HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/14/2011SenateArrive in Senate
  4/14/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 15, 2011
  4/18/2011SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Ron Sandack
  4/22/2011SenateFirst Reading
  4/22/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2011SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/13/2011SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 31, 2011
  5/19/2011SenateHeld in Executive
  5/29/2011SenateRe-referred to Assignments
  5/29/2011SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  5/29/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 29, 2011
  5/29/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  5/29/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/29/2011SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon
  5/29/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/29/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  5/29/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ron Sandack
  5/29/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  5/29/2011SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2011
  5/29/2011SenateSecond Reading
  5/29/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 30, 2011
  5/30/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 011-001-003
  5/30/2011SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/30/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Harmon
  5/30/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/30/2011SenateThird Reading - Passed; 043-016-000
  5/31/2011HouseArrived in House
  5/31/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/31/2011HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/31/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/31/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/31/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Executive Committee
  5/31/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Executive Committee; 011-000-000
  5/31/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 084-031-000
  5/31/2011HousePassed Both Houses
  5/31/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  5/31/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/31/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  6/29/2011HouseSent to the Governor
  8/26/2011HouseGovernor Approved
  8/26/2011HouseEffective Date August 26, 2011
  8/26/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0579

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