|Public Act 102-0348|
|HB1765 Enrolled||LRB102 03912 RLC 13927 b|
AN ACT concerning government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Empowering Public Participation Act.
As used in this Act:
"Background check" means a criminal history check using
the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS).
"Law enforcement agency" means an agency of the State or
of a unit of local government charged with enforcement of
State, county, or municipal laws or with managing custody of
detained persons in the State.
"Open meeting" has the meaning provided in Section 2 of
the Open Meetings Act.
"Public body" has the meaning provided in Section 1.02 of
the Open Meetings Act, and also includes police disciplinary
Background checks on speakers prohibited.
(a) A law enforcement agency or an officer employed by a
law enforcement agency may not knowingly and intentionally
conduct a background check of a person for the sole reason of
that person speaking at an open meeting of a public body,