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 Bill Status of SB1339  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  OPEN MEETINGS-VIDEOS&AGENDAS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Scott M. Bennett, Napoleon Harris, III, John G. Mulroe, Daniel Biss and David Koehler

House Sponsors
(Rep. Katherine Cloonen)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 120/1.02from Ch. 102, par. 41.02
5 ILCS 120/2.07 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Open Meetings Act. Requires each board to stream or simulcast its meetings on its official website in real time. Provides that each board must make the video of each meeting available for a period of one year after the date of the meeting or until the meeting has been reduced to detailed minutes and transcripts, whichever is later. Requires each board to post on its official website the agenda of a meeting 6 days before the meeting date, except in the case of an emergency meeting. Defines "board" as public bodies to which the Governor appoints one or more members.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
5 ILCS 120/1.02from Ch. 102, par. 41.02

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Open Meetings Act. Requires each public body to post video of its meetings on the public body's official website within 24 hours after the scheduled beginning of the meeting. Provides that the posting requirements do not apply to portions of a meeting that are closed under the Act. Requires each public body to retain the video of each meeting on its official website for a period of 2 years after the meeting date or until the meeting has been reduced to detailed minutes or transcripts, whichever is later. Requires each public body to post its meeting agenda on its official website at least 72 hours prior to the meeting, except in the case of an emergency meetings. Provides that the failure of a public body to provide video or to post meeting agendas due to technical difficulties shall not invalidate any meeting or any actions taken at the meeting. Effective January 1, 2016.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Adds reference to:
5 ILCS 120/2.02from Ch. 102, par. 42.02
5 ILCS 120/3.5

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the bill as amended by Senate Amendment No. 1. Makes the following changes: provides that each public body shall post video of its meetings within 2 business days following (instead of within 24 hours after) the scheduled beginning of the meeting. Provides that each public body must keep the video of each meeting on its official website for a period of 2 years after the meeting date or until the meeting has been reduced to written (instead of detailed) minutes or transcripts. In the case of an emergency meeting, requires each public body to post its agenda as soon as practicable, but in any event prior to the holding of such meeting. Further amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that a person who believes that a violation of the provisions of the amendatory Act has occurred may file a request for review with the Public Access Counselor. Makes conforming changes elsewhere in the Act concerning public notices. Effective January 1, 2016.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Provides that a public body must keep the video of each meeting on its official website for the later of 2 years or until the meeting is reduced to minutes (under SA #2 this is until the meeting reduced to minutes or to a written transcript).

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2015SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  2/18/2015SenateFirst Reading
  2/18/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/25/2015SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/11/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  3/11/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/11/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  3/11/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/12/2015SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 015-000-000
  3/12/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 17, 2015
  3/18/2015SenateSecond Reading
  3/18/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 19, 2015
  4/14/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  4/15/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  4/15/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/15/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  4/15/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Executive
  4/16/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 014-000-000
  4/16/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  4/16/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  4/16/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  4/16/2015SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/16/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Bennett
  4/16/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Bennett
  4/16/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/16/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 048-000-000
  4/17/2015HouseArrived in House
  4/17/2015HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  4/17/2015HouseFirst Reading
  4/17/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/22/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  4/23/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  5/7/2015HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Katherine Cloonen
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

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