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Public Act 100-0234


 

Public Act 0234 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0234
 
SB1670 EnrolledLRB100 09770 RJF 19939 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Gubernatorial Boards and Commissions Act is
amended by changing Sections 5, 10, and 25 as follows:
 
    (15 ILCS 50/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Board" means a board authorized or created by executive
order of the Governor, statute, or the Illinois Constitution to
which the Governor has authority (whether or not exercised) to
appoint one or more members.
    "Commission" means a commission or other body authorized or
created by executive order of the Governor, statute, or the
Illinois Constitution to which the Governor has authority
(whether or not exercised) to appoint one or more members.
    "Office" means the Governor's Office of Boards and
Commissions, or a successor entity within the Governor's
administration.
    "Sexual orientation" shall have the same meaning as in
Section 1-103 of the Illinois Human Rights Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-543, eff. 8-17-09.)
 
    (15 ILCS 50/10)
    Sec. 10. Repository of board and commission membership;
meeting notices.
    (a) The Office shall establish and maintain on the Internet
a centralized, searchable database, freely accessible to the
public, of information relating to appointed positions on the
State's boards and commissions.
    The database shall include, at a minimum:
        (1) The qualifications for, and the powers, duties, and
    responsibilities of, each appointed position on each of the
    State's boards and commissions.
        (2) The name and term of each current appointed member
    of a board or commission.
        (3) Each current vacancy in appointed membership of
    each of the State's boards and commissions.
        (4) Information as to how a person may apply for
    appointment to a board or commission, including a uniform
    application that may be downloaded and printed or that may
    be submitted electronically. Such application shall
    include a data field where an applicant shall disclose his
    or her ethnicity, gender and disability status for
    reporting purposes. Additionally, such application shall
    include a data field where an applicant may optionally
    disclose his or her sexual orientation for reporting
    purposes.
        (5) A link to that section of the Secretary of State's
    website that allows the public to search Statements of
    Economic Interest filed with the Secretary of State.
    (b) In addition to the requirements of subsection (a) of
this Section, the Office shall establish and maintain on the
Internet:
        (1) a centralized location for an electronic mail
    listserv for subscribers to receive notices of the meetings
    of each board and commission and the meeting's agenda; and
        (2) a listing of the meeting times and agendas for each
    board and commission.
    The Office shall send and post meeting notices and agendas
pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) at least 48 hours before
each meeting. For the purposes of this subsection (b),
"electronic mail listserv" means an automatic mailing list
server used to manage electronic mail transmissions to a list
of subscribers.
(Source: P.A. 98-1087, eff. 1-1-15; 99-218, eff. 1-1-16.)
 
    (15 ILCS 50/25)
    Sec. 25. Demographic composition; report. Beginning
October 1, 2015 and for each year thereafter, the Governor
shall file a report with the General Assembly detailing the
following information:
        (1) the demographic information (ethnicity, gender,
    and disability status) of each appointment made by the
    Governor between July 1 of the prior year through June 30
    of the reporting year. Such demographic information shall
    also include the voluntarily and publicly disclosed sexual
    orientation of each appointment;
        (2) the aggregate demographic information for those
    persons who applied for an appointment with the Governor's
    office, but were not appointed between July 1 of the prior
    year through June 30 of the reporting year. Such aggregate
    demographic information shall also include the voluntarily
    and publicly disclosed sexual orientation of those
    applicants; and
        (3) the demographic composition of the gubernatorial
    appointees on each board, commission, and task force as of
    June 30 of the reporting year. Such demographic composition
    information shall also include the voluntarily and
    publicly disclosed sexual orientation of each appointee.
    The Governor shall electronically publish an annual report
detailing the demographic composition of the gubernatorial
appointees on each board, commission, and task force as of the
date of the report.
(Source: P.A. 98-1087, eff. 1-1-15.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2018