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 Bill Status of HB3968  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Maurice A. West, II

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/5/2024HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
5 ILCS 140/7.5
10 ILCS 5/10-10.3 new
15 ILCS 335/4from Ch. 124, par. 24
15 ILCS 335/5from Ch. 124, par. 25
625 ILCS 5/3-405from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-405
625 ILCS 5/6-106from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-106
625 ILCS 5/6-110from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-110

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Public Official Privacy Act. Provides that government agencies, persons, businesses, and associations shall not publicly post or display publicly available content that includes an official's personal information, provided that the government agency, person, business, or association has received a written request from the person that it refrain from disclosing the person's personal information. Provides injunctive or declaratory relief if the Act is violated. Includes procedures for a written request. Provides that it is a Class 3 felony for any person to knowingly and publicly post on the Internet the personal information of an official or an official's immediate family in a manner posing an imminent and serious threat to the official or the official's immediate family. Excludes criminal penalties for employees of government agencies who publish information in good faith during the ordinary course of carrying out public functions. Provides that the Act and any rules adopted to implement the Act shall be construed broadly to favor the protection of the personal information of officials. Amends various Acts and Codes allowing an official to list a business address rather than a home address and makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/17/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  2/17/2023HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2023HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  3/10/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  2/29/2024HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  4/5/2024HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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