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 Bill Status of HB2124  101st General Assembly


Short Description:  OPEN MEETINGS ACT-EXCEPTIONS

House Sponsors
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Melinda Bush)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/26/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0459

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 120/2from Ch. 102, par. 42


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that a public body may hold a closed meeting to consider the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees, specific independent contractors, or specific volunteers (currently, only specific employees) of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee, independent contractor, or volunteer of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that a public body may hold a closed meeting to consider the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees, specific individuals who serve as independent contractors (currently, specific independent contractors), or specific volunteers of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee, a specific individual who serves as an independent contractor (currently, independent contractor), or a volunteer of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that a public body may hold a closed meeting to consider the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees, specific individuals who serve as independent contractors in a park, recreational, or educational setting (rather than specific independent contractors), or specific volunteers of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee, a specific individual who serves as an independent contractor in a park, recreational, or educational setting (rather than an independent contractor), or a volunteer of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/6/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  2/6/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/6/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/19/2019HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  2/27/2019HouseDo Pass / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 011-000-000
  2/28/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/14/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/14/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/19/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  3/19/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/19/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/19/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/20/2019HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/20/2019HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/26/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/28/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 101-003-000
  4/3/2019SenateArrive in Senate
  4/3/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/3/2019SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/3/2019SenateFirst Reading
  4/3/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2019SenateAssigned to Local Government
  4/30/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/30/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/1/2019SenatePostponed - Local Government
  5/1/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Local Government
  5/8/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/8/2019SenateDo Pass as Amended Local Government; 009-000-000
  5/8/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
  5/17/2019SenateSecond Reading
  5/17/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 20, 2019
  5/21/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  5/21/2019HouseArrived in House
  5/21/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/23/2019HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/23/2019HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/23/2019HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/29/2019HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 108-007-000
  5/29/2019HouseHouse Concurs
  5/29/2019HousePassed Both Houses
  6/27/2019HouseSent to the Governor
  8/26/2019HouseGovernor Approved
  8/26/2019HouseEffective Date August 26, 2019
  8/26/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0459

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