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Full Text of HB4242  100th General Assembly


Rep. David McSweeney

Filed: 2/26/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4242 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Local Records Act is amended by adding
5Section 3c as follows:
6    (50 ILCS 205/3c new)
7    Sec. 3c. Severance agreements due to sexual harassment and
8sexual discrimination.
9    (a) When a unit of local government, school district,
10community college district, or other local taxing body enters a
11severance agreement with an employee or contractor because the
12employee or contractor was found to have engaged in sexual
13harassment or sexual discrimination, as defined by the Illinois
14Human Rights Act or Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1963,
15the public body shall publish on its Internet website, if one
16is maintained, and make available to the news media for



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1inspection and copying within 72 hours of the taxing body's
2approval of the severance agreement the following information:
3        (1) the full name and title of the person receiving
4    payment under the severance agreement;
5        (2) the amount of the payment;
6        (3) that the employee or contractor was found to have
7    engaged in sexual harassment or sexual discrimination, as
8    applicable; and
9        (4) the date, time, and location of the meeting at
10    which the taxing body approved the severance agreement.
11    For the purposes of this subsection (a), "news media" means
12personnel of a newspaper or other periodical issued at regular
13intervals whether in print or electronic format, a news service
14whether in print or electronic format, a radio station, a
15television station, a television network, a community antenna
16television service, or a person or corporation engaged in
17making news reels or other motion picture news for public
19    (b) The information required to be provided by this Section
20may be withheld if it is determined that disclosure would:
21        (1) interfere with pending or actually and reasonably
22    contemplated law enforcement proceedings conducted by any
23    law enforcement agency;
24        (2) interfere with pending or actually and reasonably
25    contemplated legal or administrative proceedings
26    instigated by the complainant of the sexual harassment or



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1    discrimination at issue, including, but not limited to,
2    proceedings under the Illinois Human Rights Act, Title VII
3    of the Civil Rights Act of 1963, or civil law;
4        (3) result in the direct or indirect disclosure of the
5    identity of a complainant who has not consented to
6    disclosure of his or her identity; or
7        (4) endanger the life or physical safety of the
8    complainant of the sexual harassment or discrimination at
9    issue.
10    (c) No unit of local government, school district, community
11college district, or other local taxing body shall incur
12liability as a result of its compliance with this Section,
13except for willful or wanton misconduct.
14    (d) The requirements of subsection (a) of this Section do
15not supersede the confidentiality provisions of the severance
17    (e) Nothing in this Section shall limit disclosure of
18public records required to be disclosed under this Act or the
19Freedom of Information Act.
20    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21becoming law.".