Bill Status of HB4325  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Justin Slaughter

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 140/2from Ch. 116, par. 202
5 ILCS 140/3from Ch. 116, par. 203
5 ILCS 140/3.1
5 ILCS 140/3.2
5 ILCS 140/3.6
5 ILCS 140/6from Ch. 116, par. 206
5 ILCS 140/7

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Specifies that, as used in the Act, "commercial purpose" includes the use of public records (or information contained in public records) for solicitation of individuals to join an organization. Authorizes a public body to extend the time for responding to a request for a public record by 7 business days (rather than 5 business days) in specified circumstances. Provides that, in the case of a request for a commercial purpose, a public body shall (rather than may) require the person to pay the estimated copy fee in full before copying the requested documents. Changes the way that a public body may respond to requests by recurrent requesters. Provides that, in the case of a voluminous request, a requester shall pay the entire fee before releasing the requested public record. Allows a public body after the first 2 hours (rather than the first 8 hours) to charge up to $10 for each hour spent by personnel in searching for and retrieving a requested record or examining the record for necessary redactions. Removes a limitation on the imposition of this $10 per hour fee. Exempts from disclosure under the Act communications that do not pertain to the transaction of public business that are sent to or received by an individual's personal electronic device, such as text messages, voice messages, and emails.

DateChamber Action
  1/3/2024HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. John M. Cabello
  1/3/2024HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Justin Slaughter
  1/16/2024HouseFirst Reading
  1/16/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/14/2024HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  4/5/2024HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee