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92_HB6000 LRB9212745BBmbA 1 AN ACT concerning State agencies. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the 5 State Agency Web Site Act. 6 Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act: 7 "Cookie" means a set of computer data or instructions 8 that is placed on a consumer's computer by a Web site server 9 to collect or store information about the consumer. 10 "State agencies" has the meaning given to that term in 11 Section 1-7 of the Illinois State Auditing Act. 12 Section 10. Cookies and other invasive tracking 13 programs. State agency Web sites may not use permanent 14 cookies or any other invasive tracking programs that monitor 15 and track Web site viewing habits; however, a State agency 16 Web site may use transactional cookies that facilitate 17 business transactions. 18 Section 15. Internet Privacy Task Force. 19 (a) The Internet Privacy Task Force, consisting of 17 20 members, is established. The members shall be appointed as 21 follows: 2 each by the Speaker of the House of 22 Representatives, the House Minority Leader, the Senate 23 President, and the Senate Minority Leader; and 9 by the 24 Governor. The Governor's appointees shall include both 25 professionals in the area of computer and Internet technology 26 and laypersons. The members of the Task Force shall select a 27 chairperson. Members of the Task Force shall receive no 28 compensation but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses 29 incurred in the performance of their duties. -2- LRB9212745BBmbA 1 (b) The Task Force shall explore the technical and 2 procedural changes that are needed in the State's computing 3 environment to ensure that visits to State Web sites remain 4 private. The Task Force shall identify the threats to privacy 5 from browsers, search engines, Web servers, Internet service 6 providers, and State agencies and make recommendations as 7 needed. If needed, the Task Force shall devise procedures for 8 creating or installing computer programs on State host 9 computers that will disable cookies and other invasive 10 programs. 11 (c) The Task Force shall submit reports to the Governor 12 and the General Assembly by December 31 of each year.
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