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LEGISLATURE
(25 ILCS 145/) Legislative Information System Act.

25 ILCS 145/0.01

    (25 ILCS 145/0.01) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.10)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Legislative Information System Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

25 ILCS 145/1

    (25 ILCS 145/1) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.11)
    Sec. 1. There is created the Legislative Information System, referred to in this Act as the "System", as a legislative support services agency subject to the Legislative Commission Reorganization Act of 1984.
(Source: P.A. 83-1257.)

25 ILCS 145/4

    (25 ILCS 145/4) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.14)
    Sec. 4. The Architect of the Capitol shall furnish the System with suitable office space in the legislative complex, as defined in the Legislative Commission Reorganization Act of 1984, situated in a location convenient to the chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
    The Secretary of State shall, as State librarian, cooperate with the System by making accessible to the System the library collection and providing, on a loan basis, such books, periodicals and other materials as relate to the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 145/5

    (25 ILCS 145/5) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.15)
    Sec. 5. The System has the duties enumerated in the following Sections preceding Section 6.
(Source: P.A. 90-666, eff. 7-30-98.)

25 ILCS 145/5.01

    (25 ILCS 145/5.01) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.15-1)
    Sec. 5.01. To establish offices of the System, to be open during normal business hours of State offices and at all times when either house of the General Assembly is in session and there to provide such written and printed materials and other services related to the purposes of this Act as the General Assembly may require.
(Source: P.A. 80-683.)

25 ILCS 145/5.02

    (25 ILCS 145/5.02) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.15-2)
    Sec. 5.02. To review and coordinate the use of electronic data processing, microfilm or audiovisual techniques, or any combination thereof, for recording, storing, processing, transmitting, retrieving, reproducing or printing information for legislative purposes.
(Source: P.A. 80-683.)

25 ILCS 145/5.03

    (25 ILCS 145/5.03) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.15-3)
    Sec. 5.03. To study and make recommendations concerning application of the techniques described in Section 5.02 to:
    (a) the preparation, drafting and printing of bills, of amendments and resolutions and of other legislative documents;
    (b) the performance of the enrolling and engrossing functions;
    (c) compilation and publication of the session laws;
    (d) preparation and publication of an official revision of the statutes;
    (e) preparation and publication of legislative journals and calendars;
    (f) preparation, retrieval and publication of legislative summaries, digests, synopses and status reports;
    (g) the recording and reporting of the proceedings of legislative committees, boards, commissions and other bodies; and
    (h) the accumulation and analysis of fiscal, economic, population, social and related data for legislative research purposes.
(Source: P.A. 80-683.)

25 ILCS 145/5.04

    (25 ILCS 145/5.04) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.15-4)
    Sec. 5.04. To the extent of appropriations made for that purpose, to implement the recommendations made under Section 5.03.
(Source: P.A. 80-683.)

25 ILCS 145/5.05

    (25 ILCS 145/5.05) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.15-5)
    Sec. 5.05. To provide such technical services, computer time, programming and systems, input-output devices and all necessary, related equipment, supplies and services as are required for data processing applications by the Legislative Reference Bureau, the Legislative Research Unit, the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate in performing their respective duties for the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 84-1438.)

25 ILCS 145/5.06

    (25 ILCS 145/5.06) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.15-6)
    Sec. 5.06. To the extent of appropriations made for that purpose, to provide other data processing services for the General Assembly and its committees, boards, bureaus and commissions.
(Source: P.A. 80-683.)

25 ILCS 145/5.07

    (25 ILCS 145/5.07) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.15-7)
    Sec. 5.07. To make a biennial report to the General Assembly, by April 1 of each odd-numbered year, summarizing its accomplishments in the preceding 2 years and its recommendations, including any proposed legislation it considers necessary or desirable to effectuate the purposes of this Act.
    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act, and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 145/5.08

    (25 ILCS 145/5.08) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.15-8)
    Sec. 5.08. The Legislative Information System shall maintain on its electronic data processing equipment the complete text of the Illinois Register and the Illinois Administrative Code created in compliance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and cooperate with the Secretary of State and the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules in making such computerized information available for use in publication of the Illinois Register and Illinois Administrative Code. The System, upon consultation with the Secretary of State and the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, shall make available for sale to those who request it, including public and governmental entities or agencies, the computerized information of the Illinois Register and the Illinois Administrative Code created in compliance with the codification system prescribed by Section 5-80 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Equipment, programs, training and support necessary to maintain this system shall be under the control of the Legislative Information System.
(Source: P.A. 88-45; 88-535.)

25 ILCS 145/5.09

    (25 ILCS 145/5.09)
    Sec. 5.09. Public computer access; legislative information. To make available to the public all of the following information in electronic form:
        (1) On or before July 1, 1999, the weekly schedule of
    
legislative floor sessions for each of the 2 houses of the General Assembly together with a list of matters pending before them and the weekly schedule of legislative committee hearings together with matters scheduled for their consideration.
        (2) On or before July 1, 1999, a list of the
    
committees of the General Assembly and their members.
        (3) On or before July 1, 1999, the text of each bill
    
and resolution introduced and of each engrossed, enrolled, and re-enrolled bill and resolution and the text of each adopted amendment and conference committee report.
        (4) On or before July 1, 1999, a synopsis of items
    
specified in paragraph (3) of this Section, together with a summary of legislative and gubernatorial actions regarding each bill and resolution introduced.
        (5) On or before July 1, 1999, the Rules of the House
    
and the Senate of the General Assembly.
        (6) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second
    
General Assembly, the text of Public Acts.
        (7) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second
    
General Assembly, the Illinois Compiled Statutes.
        (8) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second
    
General Assembly, the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Illinois.
        (9) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second
    
General Assembly, the text of the Illinois Administrative Code.
        (10) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second
    
General Assembly, the most current issue of the Illinois Register published on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998.
        (11) Any other information that the Joint Committee
    
on Legislative Support Services elects to make available.
    The information shall be made available to the public through a website maintained by the System. The information may also be made available by any other means of access that would facilitate public access to the information.
    Any documentation that describes the electronic digital formats of the information shall be made available through a website maintained by the System.
    Personal information concerning a person who accesses this public information may be maintained only for the purpose of providing service to the person.
    No fee or other charge may be imposed by the Legislative Information System as a condition of accessing the information, except that a reasonable fee may be charged for any customized services and shall be deposited into the General Assembly Computer Equipment Revolving Fund.
    The electronic public access provided through the System's website shall be in addition to any other electronic or print distribution of the information.
    Within one-year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, to the extent practicable, the System shall use a free translation tool to enable translation into multiple languages of the information made available to the public through the website maintained by the System. The translation tool shall, at a minimum, translate the following content on the website maintained by the System: the home page; information regarding the members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, including, but not limited to, each member's biography, committee assignments, and sponsored bills; information regarding the membership of, bills assigned to, and meeting schedules of each standing and special committee of the House of Representatives and the Senate; information on the procedural status of each bill and resolution, together with any amendments thereto, and appointment message filed in the House of Representatives or the Senate, including both general information and user-selected information (through the "My Legislation" function or otherwise), but not including the synopsis or text of any bill or resolution, or any amendment thereto, or any appointment message, Public Act, or Executive Order; information regarding previous General Assemblies, not including the synopsis or text of any bill or resolution, or any amendment thereto, or any appointment message, Public Act, or Executive Order; contact information for the General Assembly, legislative support service agencies, and other related offices in the Capitol Complex; and information regarding access for persons with disabilities. The System may, in its discretion, provide for additional content to be translated. The languages available for translation shall be those provided by the translation tool. Before a user accesses translated information, the System shall ensure that a disclaimer is first displayed, stating that: the translated information is offered as a convenience and should not be considered accurate as to the translation of the text in question; and the English language version is the official and authoritative version of the text in question.
    No action taken under this Section shall be deemed to alter or relinquish any copyright or other proprietary interest or entitlement of the State of Illinois relating to any of the information made available under this Section.
    The information shall be made available as provided in this Section in the shortest practicable time after it is publicly available in any other form; provided that the System may make information available under this Section only if the availability in no way reduces the quality and timeliness of service available to and required under this Act for legislative users and does not unduly burden the General Assembly or its support services agencies. Failure to provide information under this Section does not affect the validity of any action of the General Assembly. The General Assembly and the State of Illinois are not liable for the accuracy, availability, or use of the information provided under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-320, eff. 8-24-17.)

25 ILCS 145/6

    (25 ILCS 145/6) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.16)
    Sec. 6. Computer systems; private use; charges. In addition to the information made available by the Legislative Information System under Section 5.09, the System may make the computer systems under its jurisdiction available for use by private persons or governmental entities or agencies, other than those legislative users specified in Section 5.06, if:
    (a) such availability in no way reduces the quality of service available to and required under this Act for legislative users;
    (b) the System, by resolution adopts rules and conditions regarding the offering of such services and specifies the charges to be made therefor. These charges may be based on usage of the services; and
    (c) the System collects the appropriate charges for the services rendered. Those amounts shall be deposited in the General Assembly Computer Equipment Revolving Fund, a special fund which is hereby created in the State treasury. Monies in the Fund shall be appropriated to the Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services for the purchase of computer equipment for the General Assembly and for related expenses and for other operational purposes of the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 90-666, eff. 7-30-98.)

25 ILCS 145/7

    (25 ILCS 145/7) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.17)
    Sec. 7. The System may request and shall be afforded the cooperation of all other State agencies, executive, legislative or judicial, in the gathering of information and its applications to accomplishing the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-683.)

25 ILCS 145/8

    (25 ILCS 145/8) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.18)
    Sec. 8. The System may utilize the services of an advisory committee for conceptualization, design and implementation of applications considered or adopted by the System. The advisory committee shall be comprised of (a) 8 legislative staff assistants, 2 to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, 2 by the Minority Leader thereof, 2 by the President of the Senate and 2 by the Minority Leader thereof, but at least one of the appointments by each legislative leader must be from the staff of legislative appropriation committees; (b) one professional staff member from the Legislative Reference Bureau, appointed by the Executive Director thereof; and one from the Legislative Research Unit, appointed by the Executive Director thereof; and (c) the Executive Director of the Legislative Information System, who shall serve as temporary chairman of the advisory committee until a permanent chairman is chosen from among its members. Members of the advisory committee shall have no vote on the Joint Committee.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)