(25 ILCS 145/5.09)
Public computer access; legislative information.
make available to the public
all of the following information in
(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
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
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
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
practicable time after it is publicly available in any other form;
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.)