Comments: IL HB3323 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Open Meetings Act. Requires a unit of local government or school district with an operating budget of $1 million or more to maintain an Internet website and post to that website, for the current calendar or fiscal year, the following information: (1) information about elected and appointed officials; (2) notice of and materials prepared for meetings; (3) procedures for requesting information from the unit of local government or school district; (4) annual budget; (5) ordinances; (6) procedures to apply for building permits and zoning variances; (7) financial reports and audits; (8) information concerning employee compensation; (9) contracts with lobbying firms; (10) taxes and fees imposed by the unit of local government or school district; (11) rules governing the award of contracts; (12) bids and contracts worth $25,000 or more; (13) a debt disclosure report; and (14) public notices. Provides that any citizen who is a resident of the unit of local government or school district may bring a mandamus or injunction action to compel the unit of local government or school district to comply with the Internet posting requirements. Limits home rule powers. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that a public body may satisfy its obligation to produce a copy of a public record that is published on the public body's website by providing the requester an accessible link that results in direct access to the requested record in the format in which it is maintained. Provides that Amends the Department of Central Management Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 9-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-04-27 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield [HB3323 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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