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 Bill Status of HB1765  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  OPEN MEETINGS-BACKGROUND CHECK

House Sponsors
Rep. Kambium Buckner, Carol Ammons, Delia C. Ramirez, Aaron M. Ortiz and Kelly M. Cassidy

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Robert Peters - Jacqueline Y. Collins)

Hearings
Criminal Law Hearing May 18 2021 5:15PM www.ilga.gov Virtual Room 2 Springfield, IL


Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/10/2021SenateAssigned to Criminal Law

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 120/2.07 new
720 ILCS 5/33-3from Ch. 38, par. 33-3


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that a law enforcement agency, an officer employed by a law enforcement agency, or a person contracted by a law enforcement agency may not conduct a background check of speakers at meetings of public bodies, including police disciplinary boards, except to provide security for the premises in which the meeting is to occur and for the protection of public officials and other persons who attend the meeting. Provides that information obtained in violation of this provision may not be used for purposes, other than those permitted purposes, and may not be admitted as evidence in any criminal or civil proceeding or as evidence in an administrative hearing. Provides that a person who violates this provision is guilty of official misconduct under the Criminal Code of 2012. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
5 ILCS 120/2.07 new
720 ILCS 5/33-3
Adds reference to:
New Act

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Empowering Public Participation Act. Provides that a law enforcement agency or an officer employed by a law enforcement agency may not knowingly and intentionally conduct a background check of a person for the sole reason of that person speaking at an open meeting of a public body, including police disciplinary boards. Provides exemptions whenever an agency or officer develops a reasonable suspicion of criminal conduct or a reasonable suspicion of a threat to security for the premises in which the meeting is to occur or for the protection of public officials and other persons attending the meeting. Provides that a violation of the prohibition is a Class C misdemeanor. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/11/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kambium Buckner
  2/17/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  3/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/16/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kambium Buckner
  3/16/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 012-007-000
  3/18/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/18/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kambium Buckner
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/21/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  4/21/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 019-000-000
  4/23/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/23/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-000-000
  4/27/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/27/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/27/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  4/27/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/27/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/10/2021SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  5/11/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Robert Peters
  5/11/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/14/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Robert Peters
  5/14/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/14/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
  5/14/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins

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