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Public Act 095-0875




Public Act 095-0875
HB5586 Enrolled LRB095 18834 HLH 44961 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 Counties Code is amended by adding Section
3-5047 as follows:
    (55 ILCS 5/3-5047 new)
    Sec. 3-5047. Removal of personal information. Upon request
by any person, the recorder shall redact or remove that
person's social security number, employer taxpayer
identification number, driver's license number, State
identification number, passport number, checking account
number, savings account number, credit card number, debit card
number, or personal identification (PIN) code from any internet
website maintained by the recorder or used by the recorder to
display public records. The request must be made in writing and
delivered by mail, facsimile, electronic transmission, or in
person to the office of the recorder. The request must specify
the personal information to be redacted and identify the
document that contains the personal information.
    Within 12 months after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly all county
recorders that publicly display records on an Internet website
must submit a written policy, including a timeline, to their
respective county boards providing for the redaction of social
security numbers from all records publicly displayed on the
website. Any county recorder that launches a website on or
after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th
General Assembly shall develop and implement a policy providing
for the removal of all social security numbers from all records
prior to the public display of those records on the website,
and must file a copy of the policy with the county board of
that county. Policies pertaining to the removal of social
security numbers from records to be posted on the internet
shall be made available to all employees of a county recorder.
    No person or entity shall include an individual's social
security number in a document that is prepared and presented
for recording with a county recorder. This Section shall not
apply to (i) State or federal tax liens, certified copies of
death certificates, or other documents required by law to
contain personal identifying information or (ii) documents
that were executed by an individual prior to the effective date
of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly.
    County recorders shall not be liable for any claims arising
from unintentional or inadvertent violations of this Section.
    Section 10. The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
Section 8.32 as follows:
    (30 ILCS 805/8.32 new)
    Sec. 8.32. 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 95th General Assembly.

Effective Date: 1/1/2009