90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0587
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Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Freedom of Information Act.  Makes a technical  change      
   in  the  Section  concerning information required to be displayed by a      
   public body.                                                                
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          New Act                         from Ch. 102, par. 41.02             
          5 ILCS 120/1.02                                                      
          5 ILCS 120/2.02                 from Ch. 102, par. 42.02             
          5 ILCS 120/2.05                 from Ch. 102, par. 42.05             
          5 ILCS 120/2.06                 from Ch. 102, par. 42.06             
          5 ILCS 120/7 new                                                     
          5 ILCS 140/2                    from Ch. 116, par. 202               
          5 ILCS 140/3                    from Ch. 116, par. 203               
          5 ILCS 140/5                    from Ch. 116, par. 205               
          5 ILCS 140/6                    from Ch. 116, par. 206               
          5 ILCS 140/7                    from Ch. 116, par. 207               
        Deletes  everything.   Creates  the  Electronic  Attendance  Act.      
   Provides  that  members  of  public  bodies  may  attend  meetings  by      
   electronic means subject to certain rules  and  restrictions.   Amends      
   the  Open  Meetings  Act to allow members of a public body to attend a      
   meeting by electronic means.  Requires certain notices by  the  public      
   body  when a member is attending by electronic means.  Provides that a      
   quorum of the members must be physically present for the  public  body      
   to vote on the issuance of bonds or to hold a hearing required by law.      
   Provides  that  no more than 2 members may attend the meeting from the      
   same remote location.  Allows a public body to adopt rules  concerning      
   attendance  at  meetings  by  electronic  means. Amends the Freedom of      
   Information Act.  Provides that  a public body that provides access to      
   records by    remote  electronic  means  or  electronically  transfers      
   records  may  charge  a  fee for remote electronic access or transfer.      
   Provides that "public record" does not include computer software  used      
   by  a  public body.  Provides that an electronic transmission is not a      
   written request for public records or a letter for purposes of denying      
   a request for  public  records.   Exempts  electronic  mail  in  which      
   opinions  are  expressed,  or  policies or actions are formulated from      
   inspection and copying by the public.                                       
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (DCCA)                            
          HB587, with H-am 1, fails to create a State mandate.                 
          FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (Bureau of Budget)                              
          BOB is unable to determine impact of HB587 at this time.             
          BALANCED BUDGET NOTE, AMENDED                                        
          HB 587, amended, does not authorize, increase, decrease or re-       
          allocate any general funds appropriation for fiscal year 1997.       
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 2 (DCCA)                            
          No change from previous mandates note.                               
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 2 (Bureau of the Budget)                           
          No change from previous BOB fiscal note.                             
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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