Public Act 098-0930
HB5623 EnrolledLRB098 18298 JLK 53433 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Local Records Act is amended by adding
Section 20 as follows:
    (50 ILCS 205/20 new)
    Sec. 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.
    (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.
    Section 90. The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
Section 8.38 as follows:
    (30 ILCS 805/8.38 new)
    Sec. 8.38. Exempt mandate. Notwithstanding Sections 6 and 8
of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required for the
implementation of any mandate created by this amendatory Act of
the 98th General Assembly.

Effective Date: 1/1/2015