Full Text of HB1948 97th General Assembly
HB1948eng 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act is
amended by adding Section 7.8 as follows:
(20 ILCS 3930/7.8 new)
(a) By July 1, 2012, the Authority must (i) create a form
for agencies to list the number of cameras that they own or
have access to and (ii) post that form on the Authority's
official Internet website.
(b) By December 31, 2012 and each December 1 thereafter,
each agency that owns or has access to a camera shall provide
to the Authority the following: (i) the completed form
described in subsection (a) and (ii) a copy of any policies
adopted by the agency that address camera use including: (A)
policies that protect the privacy or civil liberties and rights
of the general public, (B) minimal retention policies, (C)
editing policies, (D) policies that address the sharing of data
with other public and private entities, and (E) policies that
restrict public access to data based upon a potential security
(c) By July 1, 2013 and each July 1 thereafter, the
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following information must be posted on the Authority's
official Internet website for the prior calendar year: (i) all
documents provided by an agency under subsection (b) and (ii) a
list of agencies that own or have access to cameras and the
number of cameras that each agency owns or has access to.
(d) This Section does not require an agency to disclose the
location of any camera.
(e) For the purposes of this Section, "access" means
real-time access to images from a camera.
For the purposes of this Section, "agency" means the
following: (i) State agencies including all officers, boards,
commissions, agencies, departments, committees, and
authorities created by the Constitution, whether in the
executive or legislative branch; (ii) municipalities and any
other unit of local government; (iii) public institutions of
higher learning as defined in Section 2 of the Higher Education
Cooperation Act; (iv) school districts and public schools of
this State including special charter districts, Department of
Juvenile Justice School Districts, laboratory schools operated
by the governing board of a public university, and alternative
schools operated by a regional superintendent of schools; (v)
boards of election commissioners; (vi) bodies politic and
corporate of the State; (vii) administrative units or corporate
outgrowths of State government created by or pursuant to
statute; and (viii) all administrative units and corporate
outgrowths of the entities described in this definition and as
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may be created by executive order of the Governor.
For the purposes of this Section, "camera" means any video
surveillance camera that is located outdoors or within a public
transit system. The term does not include a camera used
principally to enforce traffic laws or to provide vehicle
detection for traffic control devices or systems.