Full Text of SB3392 97th General Assembly
SB3392 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2011 and 2012
Introduced 2/7/2012, by Sen. Dan Duffy
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
50 ILCS 205/20 new
30 ILCS 805/8.36 new
Amends the Local Records Act. Requires that a unit of local government
or school district that has an Internet website that the full-time staff of
the unit of local government or school district maintains must post on its
website for the current calendar or fiscal year, as the case may be, and
the 4 years immediately before that calendar or fiscal year the following
information: (i) contact information for elected and appointed officials,
(ii) notice of and materials prepared for regular and emergency meetings,
(iii) procedures for requesting information from the unit of local
government or school district, (iv) annual budget, (v) ordinances under
which the unit of local government or school district operates, (vi)
procedures to apply for building permits and zoning variances, (vii)
financial reports and audits, (viii) information concerning employee
compensation, (ix) contracts with lobbying firms, (x) taxes and fees
imposed by the unit of local government or school district, (xi) rules
governing the award of contracts, (xii) bids and contracts worth $25,000 or
more, and (xiii) campaign contributions made by a vendor. Provides that a
unit of local government or school district must create a searchable
expenditure and revenue database on its website. Sets forth requirements
concerning the database. Provides that any citizen who is a resident of the
unit of local government or school district may bring a mandamus or
injunction action to compel the unit of local government or school district
to comply with the Internet posting requirements. Limits home rule powers.
Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without
reimbursement. Contains a severability clause. 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 Local Records Act is amended by adding
Section 20 as follows:
(50 ILCS 205/20 new)
Internet posting requirements.
(a) A unit of local government or school district that has
an Internet website must post on its website for the current
calendar or fiscal year, as the case may be, and the 4 years
immediately before that calendar or fiscal year the following
(1) The contact information, including the phone
number and e-mail address, for all elected and appointed
officials, the Freedom of Information Officer, the chief
administrator, and the head administrator for each
(2) The agenda, board packets, and any other prepared
materials of all regular meetings shall be posted at least
72 hours before a meeting. The agenda, board packets, and
any other prepared materials of all special or emergency
meetings shall be posted at least 24 hours before a
meeting. The posting shall indicate if the agendas are in
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draft form. The minutes from any regular or special meeting
shall be posted within 72 hours of approval.
(3) In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act,
the procedure for requesting information from the unit of
local government or school district.
(4) The annual budget and appropriation ordinances.
(5) The ordinances under which the unit of local
government or school district operates as of the effective
date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly
and all ordinances thereafter adopted.
(6) The procedures required to apply for building
permits and zoning variances.
(7) Any budget, financial audit, audit schedule, or
special project report, including without limitation the
comprehensive annual financial report, performance audits,
and reports required under the Tax Increment Allocation
Redevelopment Act in the Illinois Municipal Code. All
reports should include the following:
(i) All actual revenues and expenditures for at
least the 3 previous fiscal years. Any report focusing
on any subset of Total should specify that only partial
amounts are shown and identify the Total amount and the
nature of items not included in the report.
(ii) Revenues should be broken out by source,
including the broad categories of local, State, and
federal tax dollars.
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(iii) Expenditures should be separated into
current operating, capital, and debt service.
(iv) Expenditure summaries for units of local
government should reflect the per-resident calculation
for comparison to other governmental bodies. For
schools, a per-pupil calculation should be made based
on full-time equivalent enrollment.
(8) A detailed list of the total compensation paid to
each employee including wages, salary, overtime, and
benefits, including health, dental, life, and pension.
(9) Contracts with lobbying firms hired by the unit of
local government or school district. The name and amount of
money paid to lobbying associations by the unit of local
government or school district.
(10) A detailed list of the taxes and fees imposed by
the unit of local government or school district.
(11) The ordinances and rules governing the award of
all bids and contracts for purchase in the amount of
$25,000 or more.
(12) All bids and contracts for purchase in the amount
of $25,000 or more.
(13) All campaign contributions made by a vendor to an
official of the unit of local government or school
(b) No later than one year from the enactment of this
legislation, each unit of local government or school district
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shall develop, maintain, and make publicly available a single,
searchable expenditure and revenue web site database that
allows the public, at no cost, to review information concerning
moneys collected and expended by the unit of local government
or school district. The web site database shall include the
following data concerning all expenditures made by the unit of
local government or school district:
(i) the name and principal location or address of the
entity receiving moneys, except that information
concerning a payment to an employee of the unit of local
government or school district shall identify the
individual employee by name and business address or
(ii) the amount of expended moneys;
(iii) the funding source of the expended moneys;
(iv) the date of the expenditure;
(v) the name of the budget program, activity, or
category supporting the expenditure;
(vi) a description of the purpose for the expenditure;
(vii) to the extent possible, a unique identifier for
The expenditure data shall be provided in an open
structured data format that may be downloaded by the user and
allows the user to systematically sort, search, and access all
data. The web site database shall contain only information that
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is a public record or that is not confidential or otherwise
protected from public disclosure pursuant to State or federal
The unit of local government or school district shall
update the financial data contained on the web site database at
least monthly, and archive the financial data, which shall
remain accessible and searchable on the web site database. The
database must be easily accessible from the main page of the
unit of local government or school district's web site. The
unit of local government or school district shall create and
make easily accessible an automated Rich Site Summary (RSS)
feed to which users of the web site database may subscribe for
notification of updates to the database.
(c) The information required to be posted under subsection
(a) must be easily accessible from the unit of local
government's or school district's home page and searchable.
(d) The postings required by this Section are in addition
to any other posting requirements required by law or ordinance.
(e) If a unit of local government or school district fails
to comply with this Section, then any citizen who is a resident
of the unit of local government or school district may file
suit in the circuit court for the county where the unit of
local government or school district is located. The citizen may
bring a mandamus or injunction action to compel the unit of
local government or school district to comply with the
requirements set forth in subsection (a). The court may impose
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any penalty or other sanction as it deems appropriate. The
court, in its discretion, may also award to the citizen
bringing the action reasonable attorneys' fees and costs.
(f) No home rule unit may adopt posting requirements that
are less restrictive than 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.
The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
Section 8.36 as follows:
(30 ILCS 805/8.36 new)
Notwithstanding Sections 6 and 8
of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required for the
implementation of any mandate created by this amendatory Act of
the 97th General Assembly.
The provisions of this Act are
severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on Statutes.
This Act takes effect upon