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 Bill Status of SB1216  101st General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Thomas Cullerton

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 140/1.2
5 ILCS 140/11from Ch. 116, par. 211

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that a public body that asserts that a record is exempt from disclosure has the burden of proving by clear and convincing evidence that release of the record would harm an interest protected by the asserted exemption. Removes the requirement that, before imposing specified civil penalties, the court find that a public body willfully and intentionally failed to comply with the Act or otherwise acted in bad faith. Provides that in assessing the civil penalty, the court shall consider in aggravation or mitigation, among other factors, whether the public body acted in bad faith and the extent to which the public body delayed the resolution of the request or lawsuit. Provides that, under specified circumstances, the court shall (rather than may) impose an additional penalty of up to $1,000 for each day the violation continues.

DateChamber Action
  2/6/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  2/6/2019SenateFirst Reading
  2/6/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/13/2019SenateAssigned to Executive
  2/21/2019SenateTo Subcommittee on Governmental Operations
  3/22/2019SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

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