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 Bill Status of SB2506  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  COUNTIES-CLERK-TECHNOLOGY

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Dan McConchie, Brian W. Stewart, Terri Bryant, Linda Holmes, Craig Wilcox, Steven M. Landek and Dale Fowler

House Sponsors
(Rep. Robert Rita)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/4/2021HouseAssigned to Executive Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
50 ILCS 205/25 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Local Records Act. Provides that a unit of local government, acting through its governing board, may authorize the use of technology to execute its duties, or assist in the execution of certain portions of public duties, where those technologies utilize commonly accepted methods of data storage and cybersecurity, and the unit of local government otherwise continues adherence to the Local Records Act. Provides that, where applicable law requires accepting information in writing, an appearance before an official in person, or requires a signature, the unit of local government may, in place of those requirements, adopt widely used technologies, such as video chat and secure digital signatures, to verify identity and process service requests. Provides that a unit of local government may also adopt a method of certifying paperless digital copies of any record using PDF file delivery if the unit of local government provides for free on its website an upload tool for any person in recipient of a certified digital file to confirm its authenticity. Requires a unit of local government to provide notice before adopting such procedures. Provides that the Act may be referred to as the At Your Service Act.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
50 ILCS 205/25 new
Adds reference to:
55 ILCS 5/3-2003.6 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Counties Code. Provides that a county clerk may authorize the use of technology to execute the clerk's duties or assist in the execution of certain portions of public duties in specified circumstances. Provides that, where applicable law requires accepting information in writing, an appearance before an official in person, service of official records in paper copy, or requires a signature, the county clerk may, in place of those requirements, adopt widely used technologies such as video chat, secure data transmission portals, and secure digital signatures to verify identity and process service requests. Provides that a county clerk may also adopt a method of certifying paperless digital copies of any record using PDF or similar file delivery in specified circumstances. Provides that a county clerk replacing a previously paper-based process or appearance method must publish notice on the clerk's website, or in a newspaper of general circulation if the county clerk does not have a website, and in the principal office of business 60 days prior to making such a change.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Omar Aquino
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/17/2021SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Dan McConchie
  3/23/2021SenateAssigned to Local Government
  3/23/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Brian W. Stewart
  3/24/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dan McConchie
  3/24/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/25/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Local Government
  4/13/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Terri Bryant
  4/13/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/13/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/14/2021SenateDo Pass as Amended Local Government; 007-000-000
  4/14/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 15, 2021
  4/14/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Craig Wilcox
  4/15/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
  4/15/2021SenateSecond Reading
  4/15/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** April 20, 2021
  4/19/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
  4/23/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  4/26/2021HouseArrived in House
  4/27/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  4/27/2021HouseFirst Reading
  4/27/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/4/2021HouseAssigned to Executive Committee

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