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 Bill Status of HB3326  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  OPEN MEETING-SPEAK & PENALTY

House Sponsors
Rep. Jeanne M Ives and David McSweeney

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 120/2.06from Ch. 102, par. 42.06
5 ILCS 120/3from Ch. 102, par. 43


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Open Meetings Act. Specifies that at each regular or special meeting which is open to the public, any person shall have the opportunity to address public officials with comments or questions, subject to reasonable constraints. Provides that any answers to questions asked during the open meeting shall be provided by the public body within 45 days. Provides that if a court determines that a public body willfully and intentionally failed to comply with the Act, or otherwise acted in bad faith, the court shall, in addition to any other relief authorized, also impose upon the public body a civil penalty of not less than $2,500, but no more than $5,000, for each violation. Provides that the court shall (currently, may) assess against any party, except a State's Attorney, reasonable attorney's fees and other litigation costs reasonably incurred by any other party who prevails (currently, substantially prevails) in an action brought under the Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jeanne M Ives
  2/10/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  3/8/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 004-002-000
  3/9/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David McSweeney
  3/21/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jeanne M Ives
  3/21/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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