101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced 2/18/2020, by Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a municipality may
not prohibit a speaker at a public meeting from addressing an individual
member of the city council, a municipal official, or a staff member of
these individuals, except that these provisions do not prohibit a
municipality from limiting when a speaker may speak at a meeting. Limits
home rule powers. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning local government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by adding
Section 3.1-55-30 as follows:
(65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-30 new)
Addressing city council members at public
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a
municipality may not prohibit a speaker at a public meeting
from addressing an individual member of the city council, a
municipal official, or a staff member of these individuals.
This subsection does not prohibit a municipality from limiting
when a speaker may speak at a meeting.
(b) A home rule municipality may not regulate addressing
individual city council members, municipal officials, or staff
members of these individuals at a city council meeting in a
manner inconsistent with this Section. This Section is a
limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of
the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home
rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
This Act takes effect upon