100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced , by Rep. Laura Fine
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that a public body may
deny a request if: (1) the request is made for a commercial purpose; (2)
the request is made by the same person for the same records previously
provided; and (3) the request is made less than 6 months after the previous
request. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Freedom of Information Act is amended by
changing Section 3.1 as follows:
(5 ILCS 140/3.1)
Requests for commercial purposes.
(a) A public body shall respond to a request for records to
be used for a commercial purpose within 21 working days after
receipt. The response shall (i) provide to the requester an
estimate of the time required by the public body to provide the
records requested and an estimate of the fees to be charged,
which the public body may require the person to pay in full
before copying the requested documents, (ii) deny the request
pursuant to one or more of the exemptions set out in this Act,
(iii) notify the requester that the request is unduly
burdensome and extend an opportunity to the requester to
attempt to reduce the request to manageable proportions, or
(iv) provide the records requested.
(b) Unless the records are exempt from disclosure, a public
body shall comply with a request within a reasonable period
considering the size and complexity of the request, and giving
priority to records requested for non-commercial purposes.