IL HB4583 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 11-0)
Status: Failed on January 8 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-01-08 - Session Sine Die
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


Amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that certain notice provisions that currently apply to regular meetings of a public body shall also apply to special meetings of a public body. Requires a public body that has a website maintained by a full-time staff to post the agenda and notice of meetings for both the governing body and all subsidiary bodies of the public body. Removes a provision stating that the failure of a public body to post on its website notice of any meeting or the agenda of any meeting shall not invalidate any meeting or any actions taken at a meeting. Requires a public body that has a website to post the minutes of a regular, special, or emergency meeting of its governing body (currently, only regular meeting). Allows a court to declare null and void any final action taken at a meeting in violation of the Act, regardless of whether or not the meeting was a closed meeting. Provides that a court shall (rather than may) assess against any party, except a State's Attorney, reasonable attorney's fees and other litigation costs reasonably incurred by any other party who substantially prevails in any action brought under specified provisions of the Act.

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Roll Calls

2018-04-25 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 108 N: 1 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-01-08HouseSession Sine Die
2018-09-30SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. William E. Brady
2018-05-31SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
2018-05-31SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
2018-05-16SenateTo Subcommittee on Civil Rights
2018-05-15SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 To Subcommittee on Civil Rights
2018-05-11SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 31, 2018
2018-05-09SenatePostponed - Judiciary
2018-05-08SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Judiciary
2018-05-08SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
2018-05-08SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Chapin Rose
2018-05-08SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
2018-05-08SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
2018-05-02SenateAssigned to Judiciary
2018-05-01SenateReferred to Assignments
2018-05-01SenateFirst Reading
2018-05-01SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
2018-04-25SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 26, 2018
2018-04-25SenateArrive in Senate
2018-04-25HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
2018-04-25HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 108-001-001
2018-04-24HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2018-04-24HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
2018-04-24HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
2018-04-24HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
2018-04-23HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
2018-04-23HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Brad Halbrook
2018-04-20HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
2018-04-20HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeanne M Ives
2018-04-20HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nick Sauer
2018-04-20HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
2018-04-19HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2018-04-19HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2018-04-13HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
2018-04-13HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
2018-04-13HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David McSweeney
2018-04-13HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2018-04-12HouseDo Pass / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 005-001-000
2018-03-05HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
2018-02-06HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2018-02-06HouseFirst Reading
2018-02-06HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Brad Halbrook

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