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92_SB0813 LRB9207787MWsb 1 AN ACT in relation to legislative information. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The General Assembly Organization Act is 5 amended by adding Section 15 as follows: 6 (25 ILCS 5/15 new) 7 Sec. 15. Interference with legislative information. 8 (a) Any person who, without lawful authorization, 9 knowingly falsifies, destroys, tampers with, removes, or 10 conceals any data or record maintained by the General 11 Assembly or any of its agencies on computer equipment of the 12 General Assembly or any of its agencies commits a Class 4 13 felony. 14 (b) Any person who knowingly and with malicious intent 15 falsifies any copy or representation of any data or record 16 made available by the General Assembly or any of its agencies 17 commits a Class 4 felony. 18 Section 10. The Legislative Information System Act is 19 amended by changing Section 5.09 as follows: 20 (25 ILCS 145/5.09) 21 Sec. 5.09. Public computer access; legislative 22 information. To make available to the public all of the 23 following information in electronic form: 24 (1) On or before July 1, 1999, the weekly schedule 25 of legislative floor sessions for each of the 2 houses of 26 the General Assembly together with a list of matters 27 pending before them and the weekly schedule of 28 legislative committee hearings together with matters 29 scheduled for their consideration. -2- LRB9207787MWsb 1 (2) On or before July 1, 1999, a list of the 2 committees of the General Assembly and their members. 3 (3) On or before July 1, 1999, the text of each 4 bill and resolution introduced and of each engrossed, 5 enrolled, and re-enrolled bill and resolution and the 6 text of each adopted amendment and conference committee 7 report. 8 (4) On or before July 1, 1999, a synopsis of items 9 specified in paragraph (3) of this Section, together with 10 a summary of legislative and gubernatorial actions 11 regarding each bill and resolution introduced. 12 (5) On or before July 1, 1999, the Rules of the 13 House and the Senate of the General Assembly. 14 (6) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second 15 General Assembly, the text of Public Acts. 16 (7) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second 17 General Assembly, the Illinois Compiled Statutes. 18 (8) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second 19 General Assembly, the Constitution of the United States 20 and the Constitution of the State of Illinois. 21 (9) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second 22 General Assembly, the text of the Illinois Administrative 23 Code. 24 (10) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second 25 General Assembly, the most current issue of the Illinois 26 Register published on or after the effective date of this 27 amendatory Act of 1998. 28 (10.1) Each roll call vote taken by each full 29 chamber of the General Assembly showing, in searchable 30 form, the individual vote of each individual member. 31 Each roll call vote shall be made available pursuant to 32 this item (10.1) not later than 2 business days after the 33 conclusion of the legislative day in which it is 34 recorded. A reasonably clear description of the matter -3- LRB9207787MWsb 1 being voted upon shall be available for each roll call 2 vote. For purposes of this item (10.1), "roll call vote" 3 means any action by either full chamber of the General 4 Assembly in which the yeas and nays are recorded. This 5 item (10.1) applies to all roll call votes taken in the 6 91st General Assembly and thereafter. 7 (10.2) All transcripts of debate required to be 8 kept by subsection (b) of Section 7 of Article IV of the 9 Illinois Constitution in searchable text form as follows: 10 (A) The transcript of debate for each 11 legislative day of any session of the 91st General 12 Assembly held pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 13 5 of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution or to 14 consider actions of the Governor pursuant to Section 15 9 of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution shall 16 be made available as the transcript is prepared and 17 corrected. 18 (B) The transcript of debate for each 19 legislative day of any session of the General 20 Assembly held after the effective date of this 21 amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly and 22 pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 5 of Article 23 IV of the Illinois Constitution shall be made 24 available as the transcript is prepared and 25 corrected. 26 (C) The transcript of debate for each 27 legislative day of any session of the 92nd or any 28 subsequent General Assembly held pursuant to 29 subsection (a) of Section 5 of Article IV of the 30 Illinois Constitution or to consider actions of the 31 Governor pursuant to Section 9 of Article IV of the 32 Illinois Constitution shall be made available as the 33 transcript is prepared and corrected, but in no 34 event later than the tenth business day after the -4- LRB9207787MWsb 1 beginning of the next following session of the 2 General Assembly held pursuant to subsection (a) of 3 Section 5 of Article IV of the Illinois 4 Constitution. 5 (10.3) All audio streams controlled by the Clerk of 6 the House and the Secretary of the Senate and made 7 available by these officers to the Capitol complex shall 8 be made available uninterrupted and digitally recordable 9 on the World Wide Web. This item (10.3) applies for all 10 audio streams beginning with the first legislative day of 11 the 93rd General Assembly and thereafter. 12 (11) Any other information that the Joint Committee 13 on Legislative Support Services elects to make available. 14 Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section, the 15 failure to meet any of the time deadlines set forth in this 16 Section shall not constitute a violation of this Section when 17 the delay is due to a legitimate technical failure. However, 18 in those instances, the required information shall be made 19 available as soon as is reasonably possible. 20 The information shall be made available to the public 21 through the World Wide Web. The information may also be made 22 available by any other means of access that would facilitate 23 public access to the information. 24 Any documentation that describes the electronic digital 25 formats of the information shall be made available through 26 the World Wide Web. 27 Personal information concerning a person who accesses 28 this public information may be maintained only for the 29 purpose of providing service to the person. 30 No fee or other charge may be imposed by the Legislative 31 Information System as a condition of accessing the 32 information, except that a reasonable fee may be charged for 33 any customized services and shall be deposited into the 34 General Assembly Computer Equipment Revolving Fund. -5- LRB9207787MWsb 1 The electronic public access provided through the World 2 Wide Web shall be in addition to any other electronic or 3 print distribution of the information. 4 No action taken under this Section shall be deemed to 5 alter or relinquish any copyright or other proprietary 6 interest or entitlement of the State of Illinois relating to 7 any of the information made available under this Section. 8 The information shall be made available as provided in 9 this Section in the shortest practicable time after it is 10 publicly available in any other form; provided that the 11 System may make information available under this Section only 12 if the availability in no way reduces the quality and 13 timeliness of service available to and required under this 14 Act for legislative users and does not unduly burden the 15 General Assembly or its support services agencies. Failure 16 to provide information under this Section does not affect the 17 validity of any action of the General Assembly. The General 18 Assembly and the State of Illinois are not liable for the 19 accuracy, availability, or use of the information provided 20 under this Section. 21 (Source: P.A. 90-666, eff. 7-30-98.) 22 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 23 becoming law.
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