Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Open Meetings Act. Requires public bodies to make and maintain audio or video recordings of their closed meetings. Provides procedures for (i) protecting privileged communication during a meeting between the public body and its attorney and (ii) summarizing and destroying the recordings. Extends the statute of limitations on meetings in violation of the Act to 180 days. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Removes the provisions concerning recording a closed meeting that may constitute attorney-client privileged communication between the public body and its counsel. Permits the court to redact such communication from the minutes of a closed meeting subject to discovery. Returns the period for filing complaints of open meetings violations to 60 days, except that the period is one year after discovery by a State's Attorney of a violation.
Fiscal Note (S-AM 1) (Dept of Commerce and Community Affairs)
SB 1586 (SA #1) outlines additional procedures for local governments to follow regarding conduct of official meetings. It is anticipated that the provisions of the legislation will require the expenditure of additional funds, but the amount cannot be estimated at this time.
Deletes everything. Amends the Open Meetings Act. Requires that a public body make a verbatim audio or video recording of closed meetings. Establishes procedures for the availability to the public and the court of closed meeting minutes and recordings. Establishes procedures for the destruction of the recordings.
Judicial Note (Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts)
Would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the state.