Full Text of SB0026 99th General Assembly
SB0026eng 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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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 Open Meetings Act is amended by adding
Section 2.03.5 as follows:
(5 ILCS 120/2.03.5 new)
Internet posting requirements.
(a) A public body that serves a population of less than
1,000,000 that maintains an Internet website other than a
social media website or social networking website shall, within
90 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
99th General Assembly, post to its website for the current
calendar year a mechanism, such as a uniform single email
address, for members of the public to electronically
communicate with elected officials of that public body, unless
such officials have an individual email address for that
(b) In addition to any requirement to publish in any
newspaper notices, agendas, records, or other information or
material that is required to be published in a newspaper by law
or court order including, but not limited to, this Act, the
Illinois Municipal Budget Law, the Intergovernmental
Cooperation Act, the Counties Code, the Township Code, the
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Illinois Municipal Code, the Election Code, the School Code,
the Airport Authorities Act, or the Civic Center Code, a public
body that maintains a website shall also publish this
information on its website.
(c) For the purposes of this Section, "Internet website"
shall not include any social media website, social networking
website, or any other social media presence that a public body
(d) A hyperlink to the information required to be posted
under this Section must be easily accessible from the public
body's home page.
(e) The postings required by this Section are in addition
to any other posting requirements required by law or ordinance.
(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.
(50 ILCS 205/20 rep.)
The Local Records Act is amended by repealing