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 1        AN ACT concerning open meetings.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  5.  The Open Meetings Act is amended by changing
 5    Sections 2.02 and 2.06 as follows:

 6        (5 ILCS 120/2.02) (from Ch. 102, par. 42.02)
 7        Sec. 2.02.  Public notice of all meetings,  whether  open
 8    or closed to the public, shall be given as follows:
 9        (a)  Every  public  body  shall give public notice of the
10    schedule  of  regular  meetings  at  the  beginning  of  each
11    calendar or fiscal year and shall state  the  regular  dates,
12    times,  and  places  of  such  meetings.   An agenda for each
13    regular meeting shall be posted at the  principal  office  of
14    the  public  body, on the public body's website if the public
15    body has  a  website  that  the  staff  of  the  public  body
16    maintains,  and  at  the  location where the meeting is to be
17    held at least 48 hours in  advance  of  the  holding  of  the
18    meeting.   The  requirement of a regular meeting agenda shall
19    not preclude the consideration of items not specifically  set
20    forth  in  the  agenda.  Public notice of any special meeting
21    except a meeting held in the event of a bona fide  emergency,
22    or  of  any rescheduled regular meeting, or of any reconvened
23    meeting, shall  be  given  at  least  48  hours  before  such
24    meeting,  which  notice shall also include the agenda for the
25    special, rescheduled, or reconvened meeting, but the validity
26    of any action taken by the public body which is germane to  a
27    subject  on  the agenda shall not be affected by other errors
28    or omissions in the agenda.  The requirement of public notice
29    of reconvened meetings does not apply to any case  where  the
30    meeting was open to the public and (1) it is to be reconvened
31    within 24 hours, or (2) an announcement of the time and place
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 1    of  the  reconvened  meeting was made at the original meeting
 2    and there is no change in the agenda. Notice of an  emergency
 3    meeting  shall  be  given  as soon as practicable, but in any
 4    event prior to the holding  of  such  meeting,  to  any  news
 5    medium  which  has  filed  an annual request for notice under
 6    subsection (b) of this Section.
 7        (b)  Public notice shall be given (i) by posting a notice
 8    on the public body's website if the public body has a website
 9    that the staff of the  public  body  maintains  and  (ii)  by
10    posting  a  copy of the notice at the principal office of the
11    body holding the meeting or, if no such office exists, at the
12    building in which the meeting is to be held. The  body  shall
13    supply  copies  of the notice of its regular meetings, and of
14    the  notice  of  any  special,  emergency,   rescheduled   or
15    reconvened  meeting,  to  any  news  medium that has filed an
16    annual request for such notice. Any such  news  medium  shall
17    also  be  given  the  same  notice of all special, emergency,
18    rescheduled or reconvened meetings in the same manner  as  is
19    given  to  members  of the body provided such news medium has
20    given the public body an address or telephone  number  within
21    the territorial jurisdiction of the public body at which such
22    notice may be given.
23    (Source: P.A. 88-621, eff. 1-1-95; 89-86, eff. 6-30-95.)

24        (5 ILCS 120/2.06) (from Ch. 102, par. 42.06)
25        Sec.  2.06.   (a)  All  public  bodies shall keep written
26    minutes of all their meetings, whether open or  closed.  Such
27    minutes shall include, but need not be limited to:
28             (1)  the date, time and place of the meeting;
29             (2)  the  members  of  the  public  body recorded as
30        either present or absent; and
31             (3)  a  summary  of  discussion   on   all   matters
32        proposed,  deliberated,  or  decided, and a record of any
33        votes taken.
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 1        (b)  The minutes of meetings open to the public shall  be
 2    available for public inspection within 7 days of the approval
 3    of  such  minutes  by  the  public  body. Minutes of meetings
 4    closed to the public shall be available only after the public
 5    body determines that it is no longer necessary to protect the
 6    public interest or the privacy of an  individual  by  keeping
 7    them  confidential.  At  the  same  time it complies with the
 8    other requirements of this subsection, a public body that has
 9    a website that the staff of the public body  maintains  shall
10    post the minutes on that website.
11        (c)  Each  public  body  shall  periodically, but no less
12    than semi-annually, meet to  review  minutes  of  all  closed
13    meetings.   At  such  meetings a determination shall be made,
14    and reported in  an  open  session  that  (1)  the  need  for
15    confidentiality  still  exists  as  to  all  or part of those
16    minutes or (2) that the minutes or portions thereof no longer
17    require confidential treatment and are available  for  public
18    inspection.
19    (Source: P.A. 88-621, eff. 1-1-95.)

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