Bill Text: IL HB0982 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Open Meetings Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning definitions.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-04-28 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB0982 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB0982-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB0982

Introduced , by Rep. Michael J. Madigan

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
5 ILCS 120/1.02 from Ch. 102, par. 41.02

Amends the Open Meetings Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning definitions.
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A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Open Meetings Act is amended by changing
5Section 1.02 as follows:
6 (5 ILCS 120/1.02) (from Ch. 102, par. 41.02)
7 Sec. 1.02. For the the purposes of this Act:
8 "Meeting" means any gathering, whether in person or by
9video or audio conference, telephone call, electronic means
10(such as, without limitation, electronic mail, electronic
11chat, and instant messaging), or other means of contemporaneous
12interactive communication, of a majority of a quorum of the
13members of a public body held for the purpose of discussing
14public business or, for a 5-member public body, a quorum of the
15members of a public body held for the purpose of discussing
16public business.
17 Accordingly, for a 5-member public body, 3 members of the
18body constitute a quorum and the affirmative vote of 3 members
19is necessary to adopt any motion, resolution, or ordinance,
20unless a greater number is otherwise required.
21 "Public body" includes all legislative, executive,
22administrative or advisory bodies of the State, counties,
23townships, cities, villages, incorporated towns, school

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1districts and all other municipal corporations, boards,
2bureaus, committees or commissions of this State, and any
3subsidiary bodies of any of the foregoing including but not
4limited to committees and subcommittees which are supported in
5whole or in part by tax revenue, or which expend tax revenue,
6except the General Assembly and committees or commissions
7thereof. "Public body" includes tourism boards and convention
8or civic center boards located in counties that are contiguous
9to the Mississippi River with populations of more than 250,000
10but less than 300,000. "Public body" includes the Health
11Facilities and Services Review Board. "Public body" does not
12include a child death review team or the Illinois Child Death
13Review Teams Executive Council established under the Child
14Death Review Team Act, an ethics commission acting under the
15State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, a regional youth
16advisory board or the Statewide Youth Advisory Board
17established under the Department of Children and Family
18Services Statewide Youth Advisory Board Act, or the Illinois
19Independent Tax Tribunal.
20(Source: P.A. 97-1129, eff. 8-28-12; 98-806, eff. 1-1-15.)
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