Full Text of SB0026 99th General Assembly
SB0026 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2015 and 2016
Introduced 1/15/2015, by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Local Records Act. When required to publish in a newspaper,
requires all units of local government and school boards that maintain a
website to additionally publish notices, agendas, records, or other
information or material that is required to be published in a newspaper by
law or court order to their website.
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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 changing
Section 20 as follows:
(50 ILCS 205/20)
Internet posting requirements.
(a) A unit of local government or school district 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 98th 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 unit
of local government or school district, unless such officials
have an individual email address for that purpose.
(a-5) 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, the Open Meetings
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 unit
of local government or school board that maintains a website
shall also publish this information on its website.
(b) 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 unit of
local government or school district maintains.
(c) A hyperlink to the information required to be posted
under this Section must be easily accessible from the unit of
local government's or school district's home page.
(d) The postings required by this Section are in addition
to any other posting requirements required by law or ordinance.
(e) 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.
(Source: P.A. 98-930, eff. 1-1-15