Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act.
Permits a public body to hold a closed meeting, without following
notice and closed meeting procedures, to consider the subject of
homeland security. Exempts from inspection and copying requirements
(i) a public body's records compiled for emergency and security
procedures, to the extent disclosure would interfere with planning,
training, and security, and (ii) plans related to the structure or
operation of public buildings and power, water, and transportation
facilities, to the extent disclosure would compromise homeland
security. Effective immediately.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
In the Open Meetings Act, replaces the concept of homeland
security issues with dangers to public safety. Removes the exemption
for such meetings from the Act's public notice and closed meeting
procedures. In the Freedom of Information Act, includes transmission
and distribution facilities among the facilities for which plans are
exempt and includes within the exemption vulnerability and risk
assessment plans for the security of public and private facilities.
Removes a reference to "homeland" security. Includes vulnerability
and risk assessment plans among a public body's public safety plans
that are exempt from inspection and copying requirements.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 4.
Deletes reference to:
5 ILCS 120/2
5 ILCS 140/7
Adds reference to:
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Creates the
Security Information Protection Act. Contains only a short title
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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