Bill Text: IL SB0685 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Creates the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Act. Defines terms. Establishes findings and purposes of the Act. Creates the Ad Hoc Statewide Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Board, and provides for: membership; terms and vacancies of members; quorum; meetings; compensation; duties; and responsibilities. Allows a regional domestic violence fatality review team to be established within the boundaries of each judicial circuit, and provides for: membership; terms of members; vacancies; quorum; meetings; compensation; duties; and responsibilities. Adds provisions governing: cases eligible for review; confidentiality of regional review teams, information, and domestic violence fatality reviews; access to records and information; storage and destruction of confidential information; penalties for unlawful disclosure of confidential information; and immunity. Makes conforming changes in the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-7)

Status: (Enrolled) 2021-06-29 - Sent to the Governor [SB0685 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-SB0685-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning domestic violence.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Domestic Violence Fatality Review Act.
6 Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
7 "Board" means the Illinois Criminal Justice Information
8Authority Board.
9 "Case eligible for review" means the case based upon a
10qualifying relationship that the regional review teams can
11review under Section 70.
12 "Confidential information" means:
13 (1) oral, written, digital, or electronic original or
14 copied information, records, documents, photographs,
15 images, exhibits, or communications (i) obtained by the
16 Board, the Statewide Committee, or a regional review team
17 from a public body for the purpose of addressing whether a
18 case should be reviewed or for review of an eligible case
19 under this Act while in the possession of the Board,
20 Statewide Committee, or regional review team or (ii) in
21 the possession of, provided to, obtained by, shared with,
22 discussed by, created by, or maintained by the Board, the
23 Statewide Committee, or a regional review team for the

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1 purpose of addressing whether a case should be reviewed or
2 for review of an eligible case;
3 (2) any information that may be in the possession of
4 the Board, Statewide Committee, or a regional review team
5 that discloses the identities of victims, survivors,
6 deceased, or offenders, or their family members, or by
7 which their identities can be determined by a reasonably
8 diligent inquiry; and
9 (3) any discussions, deliberations, minutes, notes,
10 records, or opinions of the members of the Board,
11 Statewide Committee, or a regional review team with regard
12 to a case eligible for review to determine whether the
13 case should be reviewed or a review of an eligible case.
14 Confidential information does not mean nonidentifying or
15 aggregate data information or analysis of data, and
16 recommendations for community and systemic reform.
17 "Deceased" means anyone who died in connection with the
18actions of the offender, other than the victim, survivor, or
19offender.
20 "Domestic violence" means abuse as it is defined in
21Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 and
22paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of Section 112A-3 of the Code
23of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
24 "Domestic violence fatality review" means the deliberative
25process of multiagency and multidisciplinary teams that select
26eligible cases of domestic violence related fatalities and

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1near-fatalities, and trace prior systemic interventions and
2involvement to:
3 (1) examine barriers to safety, justice,
4 self-determination, and equity;
5 (2) identify systemic and community gaps and consider
6 alternate and more effective systemic responses; and
7 (3) develop recommendations for greater coordinated
8 and improved community and systemic response and
9 prevention initiatives to domestic violence in order to
10 reduce the occurrence, frequency, and severity of domestic
11 violence and prevent fatalities and near-fatalities.
12 "Familicide" means the killing of a family, including one
13or both parents and any children, by a family member.
14 "Fatality" means death caused by suicide or homicide.
15 "Near-fatality" means a death that nearly occurred by
16means of suicide or homicide, or an injury that could have
17resulted in death.
18 "Offender" means the person who inflicted domestic
19violence upon the victim and caused the victim's death, or the
20person who inflicted domestic violence upon a survivor.
21"Offender" includes a person who is deceased or alive, and is
22not required to have been the subject of a criminal
23investigation or prosecution.
24 "Regional domestic violence fatality review team" or
25"regional review team" means a multiagency and
26multidisciplinary team that selects and reviews eligible cases

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1in accordance with Section 45.
2 "Statewide Committee" means the Ad Hoc Statewide Domestic
3Violence Fatality Review Committee of the Illinois Criminal
4Justice Information Authority Board.
5 "Survivor" means a person who experienced domestic
6violence and is alive.
7 "Victim" means the person who experienced domestic
8violence and is deceased, including by means of homicide or
9suicide.
10 Section 10. Findings. The General Assembly finds and
11declares the following:
12 (a) Over 10,000,000 people in the United States experience
13physical domestic violence by a current or former partner each
14year.
15 (b) According to the Centers for Disease Control and
16Prevention of the United States Department of Health and Human
17Services, domestic violence accounts for 15% of all violent
18crime in the United States, and in this State, 42% of women and
1926% of men have been harmed by an intimate partner in their
20lifetime.
21 (c) According to the U.S. Department of Justice,
22nationwide approximately 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 7 men
23experience severe physical violence resulting from domestic
24violence by an intimate partner at some point in their
25lifetime.

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1 (d) The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
2found that while the actual number of domestic violence
3incidents are underreported, in this State over 100,000
4domestic violence offenses were reported to law enforcement
5each year between 2005 and 2017. Between 400,000 and nearly
6600,000 orders of protection were filed each year between 2005
7and 2017.
8 (e) From 2001 to 2018, State domestic violence agencies
9served nearly 800,000 adults and children, at an average of
1057,684 clients per year, according to the Illinois Criminal
11Justice Information Authority.
12 (f) Domestic violence related homicides account for nearly
131 in 5 murders in the United States. According to the National
14Coalition Against Domestic Violence, female homicide victims
15are substantially more likely than male homicide victims to
16have been killed by an intimate partner. One in 3 female murder
17victims are killed by intimate partners. About 4% of male
18homicide victims were killed by an intimate partner.
19Nationwide, 72% of all homicide-suicides involved an intimate
20partner of which 94% of the murdered victims are women.
21 (g) The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
22found that 15% of all homicides in this State are connected to
23domestic violence, such that at least 130 domestic violence
24related homicides occurred in this State during 2019. The
25Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence found that
26domestic violence fatalities occurred across at least 26

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1counties and included at least 7 children between July 2019
2and June 2020.
3 (h) The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
4found that the estimated financial impact of domestic violence
5homicides reported in this State during 2019 would total
6nearly $1.2 billion.
7 (i) Nearly all familicides involve a history of domestic
8violence.
9 (j) Effective responses to domestic violence and domestic
10violence related fatalities involve governmental, social
11services, and other systems in the community. A coordinated
12and consistent approach among community and system points of
13intervention are important to fostering the safety, stability,
14well-being and healing of survivors, and facilitating
15meaningful engagement with and sustainable accountability for
16offenders.
17 (k) Domestic violence transcends boundaries of race,
18religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity,
19disability, culture, socioeconomic status, and geography.
20 (l) Domestic violence related fatalities and
21near-fatalities are experienced and responded to differently
22in historically marginalized communities. The communities and
23systems that victims, survivors, and offenders engage with in
24historically marginalized communities are typically those with
25power imbalances often rooted in systemic racism and
26oppression. Women of color, in particular, face additional

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1barriers and gaps in accessing systemic and community
2responses aimed at reducing domestic violence related
3fatalities and near-fatalities.
4 (m) Over 200 domestic violence fatality review teams exist
5across the United States. Those teams are engaged in systems
6reform in order to improve the response to domestic violence
7and reduce and prevent domestic violence related fatalities
8and near-fatalities.
9 (n) Domestic violence related fatalities and
10near-fatalities can be prevented, and the use of regional
11domestic violence fatality review teams under the leadership,
12guidance, and technical assistance of the Statewide Committee
13in support of the regional teams is an effort toward such
14prevention.
15 Section 15. Purposes. The purposes of this Act are:
16 (1) To create the Ad Hoc Statewide Domestic Violence
17Fatality Review Committee of the Illinois Criminal Justice
18Information Authority Board to support domestic violence
19fatality review in this State.
20 (2) To establish regional domestic violence fatality
21review teams that engage in domestic violence fatality review
22in this State in order to foster systemic reform that aims to:
23 (A) reduce domestic violence and domestic violence
24 related fatalities and near-fatalities in this State;
25 (B) address disparate and discriminatory practices and

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1 attitudes in the systems that interact with victims,
2 survivors, and offenders; and
3 (C) reduce the cost on society of domestic violence
4 and domestic violence related fatalities and
5 near-fatalities by:
6 (i) reviewing selected cases eligible for review;
7 (ii) examining how systems have responded to
8 individual experiences;
9 (iii) identifying gaps and barriers to effective
10 and equitable responses that promote safety,
11 stability, well-being, healing, and accountability;
12 and
13 (iv) recommending strategies to improve community
14 and systemic responses to domestic violence in order
15 to foster points of intervention and support that are
16 effective, coordinated, collaborative, consistent,
17 just, and equitable.
18 Section 20. Ad Hoc Statewide Domestic Violence Fatality
19Review Committee of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information
20Authority Board. The Ad Hoc Statewide Domestic Violence
21Fatality Review Committee of the Illinois Criminal Justice
22Information Authority Board is hereby created to provide
23guidance, leadership, technical assistance, research, and
24other supports to the regional domestic violence fatality
25review teams in carrying out their responsibilities under this

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1Act, and to serve as a statewide resource for addressing
2domestic violence related fatalities and near-fatalities as
3well as other forms of abuse connected to domestic violence.
4 Section 25. Membership of the Statewide Committee.
5 (a) The Statewide Committee shall consist of the following
6voting members and nonvoting ex officio members. The voting
7membership shall have racial, ethnic, gender, and geographic
8diversity and include the following:
9 (1) Four members of the General Assembly as follows: 2
10 members of the Senate, one member appointed by the
11 President of the Senate and one member appointed by the
12 Senate Minority Leader; 2 members of the House of
13 Representatives, one member appointed by the Speaker of
14 the House and one member appointed by the House Minority
15 Leader.
16 (2) One member of the Governor's policy leadership
17 team appointed by the Governor.
18 (3) Up to 20 public members designated by the Board
19 Chairperson, including:
20 (A) Four members representing different regional
21 review teams established under this Act, or at-large
22 members in accordance with subparagraph (I) if 4
23 regional review teams have not yet been established at
24 the time of appointment.
25 (B) Two members representing statewide, regional,

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1 or local organizations that advocate on behalf of
2 survivors of domestic violence.
3 (C) Two members who are domestic violence
4 survivors, one of whom may be a family member of a
5 victim of domestic violence related fatality or
6 near-fatality.
7 (D) Four social service providers representing
8 different geographic areas of the State whose
9 significant purpose is to provide services to
10 survivors of domestic violence.
11 (E) Two social service providers who have
12 significant experience working with domestic violence
13 offenders.
14 (F) One physician licensed by the State whose
15 State practice focuses on emergency medicine.
16 (G) One member of the Illinois Association of
17 Chiefs of Police recommended by the Association
18 Director or President.
19 (H) One member of the Illinois Sheriffs'
20 Association recommended by the Association Director or
21 President.
22 (I) Three at-large members who have substantial
23 expertise and experience in the response to or
24 prevention of domestic violence and domestic violence
25 related fatalities and near-fatalities, or a related
26 skill or expertise.

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1 (b) The following, or a designee, shall serve as nonvoting
2ex officio members of the Statewide Committee: the Lieutenant
3Governor; the Secretary of Human Services; the Director of
4Public Health; the Attorney General; the Director of the
5Illinois State Police; the Director of Children and Family
6Services; the Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice
7Information Authority; the Director of the Office of the
8State's Attorney Appellate Prosecutor; the Director of the
9Office of the State Appellate Defender; and the Director of
10the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.
11 Section 30. Statewide Committee terms of members;
12vacancies.
13 (a) Terms of the original voting members shall be
14staggered as follows: one-half shall be designated for 2-year
15terms and one-half shall be designated for 3-year terms. The
16length of the initial terms of each original voting member
17shall be drawn by lot at the first meeting held by the
18Statewide Committee and shall be recorded as part of the
19minutes of the meeting. After the initial term, each term
20shall be for 3 years. Length of terms of co-chairs, the
21secretary, and other officers coincide with Statewide
22Committee members' terms.
23 (b) The Board Chairperson shall designate members to fill
24vacancies in accordance with Section 25. A member whose term
25has expired may serve until a successor is appointed and

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1accepts the appointment.
2 Section 35. Statewide Committee quorum; meetings;
3compensation.
4 (a) A quorum shall consist of 7 of the voting members of
5the Statewide Committee.
6 (b) The first meeting of the Statewide Committee shall
7occur by January 15, 2022. At the first meeting and at
8subsequent meetings when terms expire, the voting members
9shall elect 2 co-chairs and a secretary from among the voting
10members and may elect any other officers and other officers
11the voting members deem necessary to carry out the duties and
12responsibilities of the Statewide Committee.
13 (c) The Statewide Committee shall meet at least quarterly
14each State fiscal year. Additional meetings may be called by
15the co-chairs, after at least 7 days prior notice to the
16Statewide Committee members, or upon a written request signed
17by at least 5 Statewide Committee members to the co-chairs for
18a meeting request. Meetings may be held by a virtual meeting
19format during a public health emergency or disaster
20proclamation declared by the Governor, or at the discretion of
21the co-chairs.
22 (d) The meetings of the Statewide Committee are subject to
23the Open Meetings Act, except the following shall occur in
24closed executive sessions not subject to the requirements of
25the Open Meetings Act:

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1 (1) discussions about personnel matters, confidential
2 information as defined by Section 5, or cases eligible for
3 review under Section 70; and
4 (2) conducting a domestic violence fatality review.
5 (e) The members shall receive no compensation for their
6service as members of the Statewide Committee, but may receive
7reimbursement for actual expenses incurred in the performance
8of their duties, subject to the availability of funds for that
9purpose.
10 Section 40. Duties and responsibilities of the Statewide
11Committee.
12 (a) The Statewide Committee shall carry out the following
13duties and responsibilities:
14 (1) Subject to available funds, hire or assign a
15 full-time Program Manager to carry out the duties and
16 responsibilities of the Statewide Committee and the
17 purposes of this Act. The Program Manager may hire
18 additional staff, subject to the availability of funds for
19 that purpose and subject to the approval of the Board. The
20 Statewide Committee and regional review teams can operate
21 without an acting Program Manager.
22 (2) Establish and maintain an Internet website.
23 (3) Prepare an annual budget that includes
24 compensation for the Program Manager and staff, and
25 financial reimbursement to regional review team members or

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1 teams for actual expenses incurred in the performance of
2 their duties, subject to the availability of funds for
3 that purpose.
4 (4) Facilitate the establishment and implementation of
5 regional review teams across the State over 6 years after
6 the effective date of this Act and collaboratively develop
7 regional implementation plans and procedures.
8 (5) Provide training and ongoing technical assistance
9 to regional review teams.
10 (6) Conduct, or assist in conducting, regional
11 domestic violence fatality reviews if requested by
12 regional review teams in specific cases.
13 (7) Develop model confidentiality agreement, policies,
14 and procedures for the use of regional review teams.
15 (8) Develop guidelines for the annual and biennial
16 reports of the Statewide Committee and the regional review
17 teams pursuant to this Section and Section 65.
18 (9) Appoint the initial members of each regional
19 review team in accordance with Section 50 or designate a
20 founding member of a regional review team to form the
21 remainder of the regional review team in accordance with
22 Section 50, unless the regional review team has been
23 formed prior to the effective date of this Act or elects to
24 form without the involvement of the Statewide Committee.
25 (10) Create a process whereby the Statewide Committee
26 shall annually officially recognize regional review teams

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1 that are formed and operated in substantial compliance
2 with the requirements of this Act, and nonrecognize those
3 regional review teams that are substantially out of
4 compliance after reasonable efforts are made by the
5 Statewide Committee to engage the regional review team's
6 co-chairs and other regional stakeholders to facilitate
7 corrective actions to bring the regional review team into
8 substantial compliance. A nonrecognized regional review
9 team no longer has the authority to operate under this
10 Act, however, nonrecognition would not preclude the
11 formation of a new regional review team for the affected
12 region.
13 (11) Review, analyze, maintain, and securely store
14 regional review team reports and recommendations submitted
15 by each regional review team as required by Section 65.
16 (12) File an annual report with the Governor and the
17 General Assembly on the operations and activities of the
18 Statewide Committee and of the regional review teams. The
19 first report shall be due no later than March 1, 2023, and
20 each subsequent report shall be due no later than March 1
21 of each year thereafter. The annual report shall be made
22 publicly available on the Statewide Committee's Internet
23 website.
24 (13) In even numbered years, file a substantive
25 biennial report reviewing and analyzing the data and
26 recommendations collected from the reports of the regional

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1 review teams. The biennial report shall include specific
2 recommendations for legislative, systemic, policy, and any
3 other changes to reduce domestic violence and domestic
4 violence related fatalities and near-fatalities. The first
5 report shall be due no later than April 1, 2024, and each
6 subsequent report shall be due no later than April 1 of
7 each even year thereafter. The biennial report shall be
8 made publicly available on the Statewide Committee's
9 Internet website.
10 (b) The Statewide Committee may carry out the following
11duties and responsibilities:
12 (1) After a vote by the majority of the voting
13 Statewide Committee members or a decision by the
14 co-chairs, establish one or more subcommittees or task
15 forces to address specific issues regarding domestic
16 violence, domestic violence fatalities and
17 near-fatalities, domestic violence fatality review, or
18 other related issues or subject matters, and may invite
19 nonmembers with expertise on the issue or subject matter
20 to serve on the subcommittee or task force. Each
21 subcommittee or task force shall be chaired by a member of
22 the Statewide Committee.
23 (2) Advise the Governor and General Assembly on
24 domestic violence, domestic violence fatalities and
25 near-fatalities, domestic violence fatality review, data,
26 and related topics or policies.

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1 (3) Engage nonmember stakeholders in reviewing
2 selected recommendations from the regional review teams in
3 accordance with notions of fairness, equity, justice, due
4 process, and practicality.
5 (4) Analyze data and identify trends related to
6 domestic violence and domestic violence related fatalities
7 and near-fatalities, and develop mechanisms for
8 collecting, analyzing, and storing data that it collects
9 or that is provided by the regional review teams.
10 (5) Adopt administrative rules in order to implement
11 this Act.
12 (6) Subject to the availability of funding and
13 approval by a vote of the majority of the Statewide
14 Committee members, engage with and enter into contracts
15 with a higher education institution or research entity for
16 research, analysis, training, and educational purposes in
17 furtherance of the purposes of this Act. Statewide
18 Committee members or Statewide Committee staff shall not
19 share information with contractors that would disclose the
20 identities of victims, survivors, deceased, offenders, and
21 their family members or by which their identities can be
22 determined by a reasonably diligent inquiry.
23 (7) Support the implementation of systemic and
24 community reform recommendations in order to advance the
25 purposes of this Act.
26 (8) Adopt notice of funding opportunities, award

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1 grants, or enter into contracts with statewide or local
2 organizations that advocate on behalf of survivors.
3 (9) Assign any responsibilities under this Section.
4 (10) Engage in any other activities that enable the
5 Statewide Committee, its staff, and the regional review
6 teams to carry out the purposes of this Act.
7 Section 45. Regional domestic violence fatality review
8teams. A regional domestic violence fatality review team may
9be established within the boundaries of each judicial circuit.
10Once a review team is established within the boundaries of the
11judicial circuit, the team may establish one or more subteams
12to efficiently and effectively carry out the responsibilities
13of the regional review team and conduct domestic violence
14fatality review.
15 Section 50. Membership of regional domestic violence
16fatality review teams. Each regional review team shall, at a
17minimum, include the following members from within the
18boundaries of the judicial circuit:
19 (1) a State's Attorney or Assistant State's Attorney;
20 (2) a public defender or other criminal defense lawyer;
21 (3) a coroner or medical examiner;
22 (4) a Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, Chief of Police, or other
23law enforcement officer with experience in domestic violence
24cases;

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1 (5) a social service provider whose significant role is to
2provide services to survivors of domestic violence;
3 (6) a social service provider who has significant
4experience working with domestic violence offenders, if
5available in the region;
6 (7) a civil legal services lawyer or pro bono lawyer
7connected with a civil legal services program; and
8 (8) at least 2 of the following members: a public health
9official; a physician licensed by the State who specializes in
10emergency medicine; an advanced practice registered nurse; a
11licensed mental health professional such as a psychiatrist,
12clinical psychologist, licensed clinical professional
13counselor, or licensed clinical social worker; a circuit judge
14or associate judge; a clerk of the circuit court or other
15elected or appointed court official; an administrative law
16judge; an emergency medical technician, paramedic, or other
17first responder; a local or regional elected official or State
18legislator; a representative from the private business sector;
19a member of the clergy or other representative of the faith
20community; a public housing authority administrator or
21manager; an alcohol and substance abuse treatment
22professional; a probation or parole officer; a child welfare
23administrator, caseworker, or investigator; a public school
24administrator, teacher, or school support staff person
25licensed and endorsed by the Illinois State Board of
26Education; a representative of a State university or community

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1college; a social science researcher or data analyst; a
2survivor or a family member or friend of a survivor or victim;
3a supervised child visitation or child exchange staff person;
4or a member of the public at-large who has the education,
5training, or experience to carry out the purposes of the
6regional review team.
7 Section 55. Terms of regional review team members;
8vacancies.
9 (a) Terms of the original regional team members shall be
10staggered as follows: one-half of the initial members of the
11review team shall serve 2-year terms, and one-half of the
12initial members shall serve 3-year terms. The initial terms
13shall be drawn by lot at the first meeting of the review team.
14Following the initial terms, each member of the review team
15shall serve 3-year terms. No member shall serve more than 2
16consecutive terms. Length of terms of co-chairs, the
17secretary, and other officers coincide with regional review
18team membership terms.
19 (b) Vacancies shall be filled by individuals who meet the
20requirements of Section 50 either by an application process or
21upon the recommendation of a member of the regional review
22team, and approved by a vote of the majority of the regional
23review team members. Vacancies occurring during a term shall
24be filled to complete the current term. Members whose terms
25have expired may continue to serve until a new member is

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1appointed. Former members are eligible for reappointment after
2the expiration of at least 12 months following their last date
3of service.
4 Section 60. Regional review team quorum; meetings;
5compensation.
6 (a) All members of the regional review team are voting
7members. Five members of the regional review team shall
8constitute a quorum.
9 (b) At the first meeting and at subsequent meetings when
10terms expire, the regional review team shall elect 2 co-chairs
11and a secretary and may elect any other officers the voting
12members deem necessary to carry out the duties and
13responsibilities of the regional review team.
14 (c) Each regional review team shall meet at least
15quarterly on a date and at a time and location determined by
16the co-chairs. Additional meetings may be convened by the
17co-chairs upon at least 7 days' prior written notice to the
18regional review team members, or upon the written request by
19at least 5 regional review team members to the co-chairs.
20Meetings may be held by virtual meeting format during a public
21health emergency or disaster proclamation declared by the
22Governor, or at the discretion of the co-chairs.
23 (d) Members of regional review teams are not entitled to
24compensation, but may receive reimbursement for actual
25expenses incurred in the performance of their duties, subject

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1to the availability of State or local funds for such purposes.
2 Section 65. Duties and responsibilities of the regional
3domestic violence fatality review team.
4 (a) Each regional review team shall carry out the
5following duties and responsibilities:
6 (1) Form a regional review team in accordance with
7 Sections 50 and 55.
8 (2) Report the names, professional titles, if
9 applicable, and business contact information of each
10 review team member to the Statewide Committee and inform
11 the Statewide Committee in a timely manner of any changes
12 to the membership of the regional review team.
13 (3) Create a secure system of maintaining and storing
14 minutes, correspondence, and confidential information
15 related to the regional review team and the domestic
16 violence fatality reviews.
17 (4) Ensure that each member of the regional review
18 team participates in trainings and technical assistance
19 provided by the Statewide Committee and other
20 professionals.
21 (5) Meet at least quarterly and maintain minutes of
22 the business conducted by the regional review team at each
23 meeting.
24 (6) Establish priorities for reviewing eligible cases
25 that consider, in part, demographic and case type

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1 diversity.
2 (7) Based upon information available from a variety of
3 sources, consider cases eligible for review in accordance
4 with Section 70.
5 (8) Vote by a majority of the regional review team
6 members to review a specific case based upon various
7 factors, including the priorities by the regional review
8 team.
9 (9) Invite and coordinate with the specific people
10 designated in Section 50 who were involved in the selected
11 domestic violence related fatality or near-fatality to
12 participate in the domestic violence fatality review.
13 Members of the regional review team may also participate
14 directly in the domestic violence fatality review.
15 (10) Execute a confidentiality agreement with each
16 member of the regional review team and participant of a
17 domestic violence fatality review in accordance with
18 Section 75.
19 (11) Conduct a domestic violence fatality review of at
20 least 2 eligible cases per calendar year, or, if the
21 regional review team is unable to complete at least 2
22 reviews in a given year, provide an explanation to the
23 Statewide Committee in the regional review team's annual
24 report pursuant to paragraph (12).
25 (12) Prepare and submit an annual report to the
26 Statewide Committee on the operations and activities of

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1 the regional review team in accordance with guidelines
2 established by the Statewide Committee. The initial report
3 shall be due on March 1 following the formation of the
4 regional review team and subsequent reports shall be
5 submitted no later than March 1 of each year thereafter.
6 (13) On odd numbered years, prepare and submit to the
7 Statewide Committee a biennial report based upon the
8 domestic violence fatality reviews of the corresponding
9 time period. The biennial report shall include specific
10 recommendations for legislative, systemic, policy, and any
11 other changes to reduce domestic violence and domestic
12 violence related fatalities and near-fatalities. These
13 recommendations will be reviewed by the Statewide
14 Committee according to Section 40 and will, in part,
15 inform the Statewide Committee's biennial report on even
16 years. Any information that identifies the victims,
17 survivors, deceased, or offenders, or their family members
18 or any information by which their identities can be
19 determined by a reasonably diligent inquiry shall not be
20 disclosed in any domestic violence fatality review
21 biennial report or by any other means. Any narrative of
22 nonidentifying facts will be limited to those essential
23 and indispensable to the explanation of data analysis or a
24 recommendation for reform. Aggregate and nonidentifying
25 data, including demographics, may be included in the
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1 later than April 1, 2023, and each subsequent report shall
2 be due no later than April 1 of each odd year thereafter.
3 (b) Each regional review team may carry out the following
4duties and responsibilities:
5 (1) Collect and analyze data from its regional area
6 regarding cases eligible for review that were and were not
7 reviewed by the regional review team for purposes of
8 identifying patterns and making recommendations for
9 community and systemic reforms.
10 (2) Subject to the availability of funding and
11 approval by a vote of the majority of the regional review
12 team members, engage with and enter into contracts with a
13 higher education institution or research entity for
14 research, analysis, training, and educational purposes in
15 furtherance of the purposes of this Act. Regional review
16 team members shall not share information with contractors
17 that would disclose the identities of victims, survivors,
18 deceased, offenders, and their family members or by which
19 their identities can be determined by a reasonably
20 diligent inquiry.
21 (3) Seek funds to support the operations of the
22 regional review team and the facilitation of domestic
23 violence fatality reviews.
24 (4) Support the implementation of systemic and
25 community reform recommendations in order to advance the
26 purposes of this Act.

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1 (5) Engage in any other activities that enable the
2 regional review team to carry out the purposes of this
3 Act.
4 Section 70. Case eligible for review by regional review
5team. A case eligible for review shall include a fatality or
6near-fatality that occurred within the geographic boundaries
7of the judicial circuit covered by the regional review team
8and a qualifying relationship.
9 (a) A fatality or near-fatality includes at least one of
10the following:
11 (1) a homicide, as defined in Article 9 of the
12 Criminal Code of 2012 in which:
13 (A) the offender causes the death of the victim,
14 the deceased, or others; or
15 (B) the survivor causes the death of the offender,
16 the deceased, or others;
17 (2) a suicide or attempted suicide of the offender;
18 (3) a suicide of the victim;
19 (4) a suicide attempt of the survivor;
20 (5) a familicide in which the offender causes the
21 death of the victim and other members of the victim's
22 family including, but not limited to, minor or adult
23 children and parents;
24 (6) the near-fatality of a survivor caused by the
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1 (7) the near-fatality of an offender caused by the
2 survivor; or
3 (8) any other case involving domestic violence if a
4 majority of the regional review team vote that a review of
5 the case will advance the purposes of this Act.
6 (b) A qualifying relationship between the offender and the
7victim or survivor shall include instances or a history of
8domestic violence perpetrated by the offender against the
9victim or survivor and at least one of the following
10circumstances:
11 (1) the offender and the victim or survivor:
12 (A) resided together or shared a common dwelling
13 at any time;
14 (B) have or are alleged to have a child in common;
15 or
16 (C) are or were engaged, married, divorced,
17 separated, or had a dating or romantic relationship,
18 regardless of whether they had sexual relations;
19 (2) the offender stalked the victim or survivor as
20 described in Section 12-7.3 of the Criminal Code of 2012;
21 (3) the victim or survivor filed for an order of
22 protection against the offender under the Illinois
23 Domestic Violence Act of 1986 or Section 112A-2.5 of the
24 Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963;
25 (4) the victim or survivor filed for a civil no
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1 Contact Order Act or Section 112A-14.5 of the Code of
2 Criminal Procedure of 1963;
3 (5) the victim or survivor filed for a stalking no
4 contact order against the offender under the Stalking No
5 Contact Order Act or Section 112A-2.5 of the Code of
6 Criminal Procedure of 1963;
7 (6) the offender violated an order of protection,
8 civil no contact order, or stalking no contact order
9 obtained by the victim or survivor;
10 (7) the deceased resided in the same household as, was
11 present at the workplace of, was in the proximity of, or
12 was related by blood or affinity to a victim or survivor;
13 (8) the deceased was a law enforcement officer,
14 emergency medical technician, or other responder to a
15 domestic violence incident between the offender and the
16 victim or survivor; or
17 (9) a relationship between the offender and the
18 victim, survivor, or deceased exists that a majority of
19 the regional review team votes warrants review of the case
20 to advance the purposes of this Act.
21 (c) A case eligible for review does not require criminal
22charges or a conviction.
23 (d) Any criminal investigation, civil, criminal, or
24administrative proceeding, and appeals shall be complete for a
25case to be eligible for review.

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1 Section 75. Confidentiality of regional review teams,
2information, and domestic violence fatality reviews.
3 (a) Meetings in which regional review teams are engaged in
4a domestic violence fatality review or in which confidential
5information is shared or disclosed are closed to the public
6and not subject to Section 2 of the Open Meetings Act.
7 (b) Unless otherwise available and lawfully obtained
8through another source pursuant to an applicable law that
9allows the disclosure and release of the information,
10confidential information in the possession of a regional
11review team is not:
12 (1) subject to disclosure by the Board, Statewide
13 Committee, or a regional review team under the Freedom of
14 Information Act, and this exemption does not extend to
15 other public bodies unless otherwise provided by law;
16 (2) subject to subpoena and discovery under Section
17 2-402 of the Code of Civil Procedure, Article 115 of the
18 Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, or Illinois Supreme
19 Court Rule 412; and
20 (3) admissible as evidence in any civil or criminal
21 proceeding.
22 (c) Confidential information in the possession of a
23regional review team shall not be disclosed, released, or
24shared except as follows:
25 (1) among Statewide Committee members or Statewide
26 Committee staff pursuant to the review of an eligible

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1 case;
2 (2) among regional review team members to determine
3 whether a case is eligible for review or whether an
4 eligible case should be reviewed;
5 (3) among regional review team members and
6 participants during a domestic violence fatality review;
7 or
8 (4) a regional review team votes to share confidential
9 information for solely educational or research purposes,
10 consistent with State or federal law, as long as the
11 information disclosed does not include the identities of
12 victims, survivors, deceased, or offenders, or their
13 family members or any information by which their
14 identities can be determined by a reasonably diligent
15 inquiry.
16 (d) All Statewide Committee members, Statewide Committee
17subcommittee members, Statewide Committee staff, all members
18of each regional review team, and any other person who
19participates in any manner in a review of an eligible case by a
20regional review team shall execute a confidentiality agreement
21based upon a model confidentiality agreement developed by the
22Statewide Committee or a document substantially similar to the
23Statewide Committee's model document that acknowledges and
24agrees to comply with the responsibility not to disclose or
25release confidential information. All executed confidentiality
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1by each regional review team, respectively.
2 (e) Members and staff of the Board, Statewide Committee,
3and members of a regional review team or participants of a
4domestic violence fatality review cannot be subject to
5examination or compelled to disclose or release confidential
6information in any administrative, civil or criminal
7proceeding, except for information that is otherwise available
8and lawfully obtained through another source pursuant to an
9applicable law that allows the disclosure and release of the
10information.
11 Section 80. Access to records and information.
12 (a) Upon the oral or written request by a regional review
13team, records and oral or written information relevant to the
14purposes of domestic violence fatality review and to the
15responsibilities of the regional review team shall be provided
16free of charge by the following: State and local governmental
17agencies and officials; medical and dental providers; domestic
18violence offender and partner abuse intervention service
19providers; child care providers; and employers. Examples of
20records and oral or written information that may be requested
21include, but are not limited to: guardian ad litem reports;
22parenting evaluations; victim impact statements; mental health
23evaluations submitted to a court; probation information,
24presentence interviews, and reports; recommendations made
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1reports and information; Child Advocacy Center reports and
2information; law enforcement incident reports, dispatch
3records, statements of victims, witnesses and suspects,
4supplemental reports, and probable cause statements; 9-1-1
5call-taker's reports; correction and post-sentence probation
6or supervision reports; medical, hospital, and dental
7treatment records; school records and information; child care
8records and information; and employer records and information.
9The records and oral or written information may be provided
10for purposes of domestic violence fatality review without
11authorization of the person or persons to whom the records and
12oral or written information relate.
13 (b) The records and oral or written information described
14in this Section provided to a regional review team or in a
15domestic violence fatality review become confidential
16information as defined in this Act. The Statewide Committee,
17regional review teams, and any other participant in a domestic
18violence fatality review shall maintain the confidentiality
19and shall not disclose or release the confidential information
20received, shared, or obtained.
21 (c) Nothing in this Act shall:
22 (1) limit public access to records or information that
23 are lawfully available; or
24 (2) change the confidentiality and privilege of
25 communications under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of
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1 Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, 42 CFR
2 2.15, Section 40002(b)(2) of the Violence Against Women
3 Act of 1994 (34 U.S.C. 12291(b)(2)), 45 CFR 1370.4, and 28
4 CFR 94.115.
5 (d) The Statewide Committee or a regional review team may
6request and obtain information and records from outside the
7State by any available legal means.
8 Section 85. Storage and destruction of confidential
9information.
10 (a) Following a domestic violence fatality review,
11participants who brought or provided confidential information
12may return to their possession the confidential information,
13shall not disclose or share the confidential information
14unless otherwise allowed by State or federal law or not
15otherwise privileged, and may destroy the confidential
16information unless otherwise prohibited by State or federal
17law. Confidential information subject to immediate destruction
18shall be destroyed as provided under the State Records Act or
19Local Records Act.
20 (b) Following a domestic violence fatality review, if one
21of the co-chairs of the regional review team is employed by a
22public or governmental agency, the co-chair of the regional
23review team will store at the place of employment or virtually
24on the confidential electronic database or other technology
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1confidentiality of the information. If neither of the
2co-chairs of the regional review team are employed by a public
3or governmental agency, the co-chairs will designate a member
4of the regional review team employed by a public or
5governmental agency to store at the place of the member's
6employment or virtually on the member's confidential
7electronic database or other technology any remaining
8confidential information and will maintain the confidentiality
9of the information. One year following the submission of the
10regional review team's biennial report pursuant to Section 65,
11the co-chair or a designee shall destroy the confidential
12information.
13 Section 90. Penalty for unlawful disclosure of
14confidential information. Anyone who discloses, receives,
15makes use of, or knowingly permits the use of any confidential
16information in violation of this Act commits a Class A
17misdemeanor.
18 Section 95. Immunity. If acting in good faith, without
19malice, and within the protocols established by the Statewide
20Committee and the regional review team, members of the
21Statewide Committee and regional review team, and anyone
22participating in a domestic violence fatality review shall
23have immunity from administrative, civil, or criminal
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1in a domestic violence fatality review, notwithstanding
2Section 90.
3 Section 900. The Open Meetings Act is amended by changing
4Section 2 as follows:
5 (5 ILCS 120/2) (from Ch. 102, par. 42)
6 (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 101-652)
7 Sec. 2. Open meetings.
8 (a) Openness required. All meetings of public bodies shall
9be open to the public unless excepted in subsection (c) and
10closed in accordance with Section 2a.
11 (b) Construction of exceptions. The exceptions contained
12in subsection (c) are in derogation of the requirement that
13public bodies meet in the open, and therefore, the exceptions
14are to be strictly construed, extending only to subjects
15clearly within their scope. The exceptions authorize but do
16not require the holding of a closed meeting to discuss a
17subject included within an enumerated exception.
18 (c) Exceptions. A public body may hold closed meetings to
19consider the following subjects:
20 (1) The appointment, employment, compensation,
21 discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific
22 employees, specific individuals who serve as independent
23 contractors in a park, recreational, or educational
24 setting, or specific volunteers of the public body or

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1 legal counsel for the public body, including hearing
2 testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee, a
3 specific individual who serves as an independent
4 contractor in a park, recreational, or educational
5 setting, or a volunteer of the public body or against
6 legal counsel for the public body to determine its
7 validity. However, a meeting to consider an increase in
8 compensation to a specific employee of a public body that
9 is subject to the Local Government Wage Increase
10 Transparency Act may not be closed and shall be open to the
11 public and posted and held in accordance with this Act.
12 (2) Collective negotiating matters between the public
13 body and its employees or their representatives, or
14 deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more
15 classes of employees.
16 (3) The selection of a person to fill a public office,
17 as defined in this Act, including a vacancy in a public
18 office, when the public body is given power to appoint
19 under law or ordinance, or the discipline, performance or
20 removal of the occupant of a public office, when the
21 public body is given power to remove the occupant under
22 law or ordinance.
23 (4) Evidence or testimony presented in open hearing,
24 or in closed hearing where specifically authorized by law,
25 to a quasi-adjudicative body, as defined in this Act,
26 provided that the body prepares and makes available for

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1 public inspection a written decision setting forth its
2 determinative reasoning.
3 (5) The purchase or lease of real property for the use
4 of the public body, including meetings held for the
5 purpose of discussing whether a particular parcel should
6 be acquired.
7 (6) The setting of a price for sale or lease of
8 property owned by the public body.
9 (7) The sale or purchase of securities, investments,
10 or investment contracts. This exception shall not apply to
11 the investment of assets or income of funds deposited into
12 the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund.
13 (8) Security procedures, school building safety and
14 security, and the use of personnel and equipment to
15 respond to an actual, a threatened, or a reasonably
16 potential danger to the safety of employees, students,
17 staff, the public, or public property.
18 (9) Student disciplinary cases.
19 (10) The placement of individual students in special
20 education programs and other matters relating to
21 individual students.
22 (11) Litigation, when an action against, affecting or
23 on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and
24 is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or
25 when the public body finds that an action is probable or
26 imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be

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1 recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed
2 meeting.
3 (12) The establishment of reserves or settlement of
4 claims as provided in the Local Governmental and
5 Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act, if otherwise the
6 disposition of a claim or potential claim might be
7 prejudiced, or the review or discussion of claims, loss or
8 risk management information, records, data, advice or
9 communications from or with respect to any insurer of the
10 public body or any intergovernmental risk management
11 association or self insurance pool of which the public
12 body is a member.
13 (13) Conciliation of complaints of discrimination in
14 the sale or rental of housing, when closed meetings are
15 authorized by the law or ordinance prescribing fair
16 housing practices and creating a commission or
17 administrative agency for their enforcement.
18 (14) Informant sources, the hiring or assignment of
19 undercover personnel or equipment, or ongoing, prior or
20 future criminal investigations, when discussed by a public
21 body with criminal investigatory responsibilities.
22 (15) Professional ethics or performance when
23 considered by an advisory body appointed to advise a
24 licensing or regulatory agency on matters germane to the
25 advisory body's field of competence.
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1 professional ethics, when meeting with a representative of
2 a statewide association of which the public body is a
3 member.
4 (17) The recruitment, credentialing, discipline or
5 formal peer review of physicians or other health care
6 professionals, or for the discussion of matters protected
7 under the federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
8 Act of 2005, and the regulations promulgated thereunder,
9 including 42 C.F.R. Part 3 (73 FR 70732), or the federal
10 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of
11 1996, and the regulations promulgated thereunder,
12 including 45 C.F.R. Parts 160, 162, and 164, by a
13 hospital, or other institution providing medical care,
14 that is operated by the public body.
15 (18) Deliberations for decisions of the Prisoner
16 Review Board.
17 (19) Review or discussion of applications received
18 under the Experimental Organ Transplantation Procedures
19 Act.
20 (20) The classification and discussion of matters
21 classified as confidential or continued confidential by
22 the State Government Suggestion Award Board.
23 (21) Discussion of minutes of meetings lawfully closed
24 under this Act, whether for purposes of approval by the
25 body of the minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes
26 as mandated by Section 2.06.

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1 (22) Deliberations for decisions of the State
2 Emergency Medical Services Disciplinary Review Board.
3 (23) The operation by a municipality of a municipal
4 utility or the operation of a municipal power agency or
5 municipal natural gas agency when the discussion involves
6 (i) contracts relating to the purchase, sale, or delivery
7 of electricity or natural gas or (ii) the results or
8 conclusions of load forecast studies.
9 (24) Meetings of a residential health care facility
10 resident sexual assault and death review team or the
11 Executive Council under the Abuse Prevention Review Team
12 Act.
13 (25) Meetings of an independent team of experts under
14 Brian's Law.
15 (26) Meetings of a mortality review team appointed
16 under the Department of Juvenile Justice Mortality Review
17 Team Act.
18 (27) (Blank).
19 (28) Correspondence and records (i) that may not be
20 disclosed under Section 11-9 of the Illinois Public Aid
21 Code or (ii) that pertain to appeals under Section 11-8 of
22 the Illinois Public Aid Code.
23 (29) Meetings between internal or external auditors
24 and governmental audit committees, finance committees, and
25 their equivalents, when the discussion involves internal
26 control weaknesses, identification of potential fraud risk

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1 areas, known or suspected frauds, and fraud interviews
2 conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing
3 standards of the United States of America.
4 (30) Those meetings or portions of meetings of a
5 fatality review team or the Illinois Fatality Review Team
6 Advisory Council during which a review of the death of an
7 eligible adult in which abuse or neglect is suspected,
8 alleged, or substantiated is conducted pursuant to Section
9 15 of the Adult Protective Services Act.
10 (31) Meetings and deliberations for decisions of the
11 Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board under the Firearm
12 Concealed Carry Act.
13 (32) Meetings between the Regional Transportation
14 Authority Board and its Service Boards when the discussion
15 involves review by the Regional Transportation Authority
16 Board of employment contracts under Section 28d of the
17 Metropolitan Transit Authority Act and Sections 3A.18 and
18 3B.26 of the Regional Transportation Authority Act.
19 (33) Those meetings or portions of meetings of the
20 advisory committee and peer review subcommittee created
21 under Section 320 of the Illinois Controlled Substances
22 Act during which specific controlled substance prescriber,
23 dispenser, or patient information is discussed.
24 (34) Meetings of the Tax Increment Financing Reform
25 Task Force under Section 2505-800 of the Department of
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1 (35) Meetings of the group established to discuss
2 Medicaid capitation rates under Section 5-30.8 of the
3 Illinois Public Aid Code.
4 (36) Those deliberations or portions of deliberations
5 for decisions of the Illinois Gaming Board in which there
6 is discussed any of the following: (i) personal,
7 commercial, financial, or other information obtained from
8 any source that is privileged, proprietary, confidential,
9 or a trade secret; or (ii) information specifically
10 exempted from the disclosure by federal or State law.
11 (38) Meetings of the Ad Hoc Statewide Domestic
12 Violence Fatality Review Committee of the Illinois
13 Criminal Justice Information Authority Board that occur in
14 closed executive session under subsection (d) of Section
15 35 of the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Act.
16 (39) Meetings of the regional review teams under
17 subsection (a) of Section 75 of the Domestic Violence
18 Fatality Review Act.
19 (d) Definitions. For purposes of this Section:
20 "Employee" means a person employed by a public body whose
21relationship with the public body constitutes an
22employer-employee relationship under the usual common law
23rules, and who is not an independent contractor.
24 "Public office" means a position created by or under the
25Constitution or laws of this State, the occupant of which is
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1power of this State. The term "public office" shall include
2members of the public body, but it shall not include
3organizational positions filled by members thereof, whether
4established by law or by a public body itself, that exist to
5assist the body in the conduct of its business.
6 "Quasi-adjudicative body" means an administrative body
7charged by law or ordinance with the responsibility to conduct
8hearings, receive evidence or testimony and make
9determinations based thereon, but does not include local
10electoral boards when such bodies are considering petition
11challenges.
12 (e) Final action. No final action may be taken at a closed
13meeting. Final action shall be preceded by a public recital of
14the nature of the matter being considered and other
15information that will inform the public of the business being
16conducted.
17(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-465, eff. 8-31-17;
18100-646, eff. 7-27-18; 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 101-459, eff.
198-23-19; revised 9-27-19.)
20 (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 101-652)
21 Sec. 2. Open meetings.
22 (a) Openness required. All meetings of public bodies shall
23be open to the public unless excepted in subsection (c) and
24closed in accordance with Section 2a.
25 (b) Construction of exceptions. The exceptions contained

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1in subsection (c) are in derogation of the requirement that
2public bodies meet in the open, and therefore, the exceptions
3are to be strictly construed, extending only to subjects
4clearly within their scope. The exceptions authorize but do
5not require the holding of a closed meeting to discuss a
6subject included within an enumerated exception.
7 (c) Exceptions. A public body may hold closed meetings to
8consider the following subjects:
9 (1) The appointment, employment, compensation,
10 discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific
11 employees, specific individuals who serve as independent
12 contractors in a park, recreational, or educational
13 setting, or specific volunteers of the public body or
14 legal counsel for the public body, including hearing
15 testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee, a
16 specific individual who serves as an independent
17 contractor in a park, recreational, or educational
18 setting, or a volunteer of the public body or against
19 legal counsel for the public body to determine its
20 validity. However, a meeting to consider an increase in
21 compensation to a specific employee of a public body that
22 is subject to the Local Government Wage Increase
23 Transparency Act may not be closed and shall be open to the
24 public and posted and held in accordance with this Act.
25 (2) Collective negotiating matters between the public
26 body and its employees or their representatives, or

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1 deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more
2 classes of employees.
3 (3) The selection of a person to fill a public office,
4 as defined in this Act, including a vacancy in a public
5 office, when the public body is given power to appoint
6 under law or ordinance, or the discipline, performance or
7 removal of the occupant of a public office, when the
8 public body is given power to remove the occupant under
9 law or ordinance.
10 (4) Evidence or testimony presented in open hearing,
11 or in closed hearing where specifically authorized by law,
12 to a quasi-adjudicative body, as defined in this Act,
13 provided that the body prepares and makes available for
14 public inspection a written decision setting forth its
15 determinative reasoning.
16 (5) The purchase or lease of real property for the use
17 of the public body, including meetings held for the
18 purpose of discussing whether a particular parcel should
19 be acquired.
20 (6) The setting of a price for sale or lease of
21 property owned by the public body.
22 (7) The sale or purchase of securities, investments,
23 or investment contracts. This exception shall not apply to
24 the investment of assets or income of funds deposited into
25 the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund.
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1 security, and the use of personnel and equipment to
2 respond to an actual, a threatened, or a reasonably
3 potential danger to the safety of employees, students,
4 staff, the public, or public property.
5 (9) Student disciplinary cases.
6 (10) The placement of individual students in special
7 education programs and other matters relating to
8 individual students.
9 (11) Litigation, when an action against, affecting or
10 on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and
11 is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or
12 when the public body finds that an action is probable or
13 imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be
14 recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed
15 meeting.
16 (12) The establishment of reserves or settlement of
17 claims as provided in the Local Governmental and
18 Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act, if otherwise the
19 disposition of a claim or potential claim might be
20 prejudiced, or the review or discussion of claims, loss or
21 risk management information, records, data, advice or
22 communications from or with respect to any insurer of the
23 public body or any intergovernmental risk management
24 association or self insurance pool of which the public
25 body is a member.
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1 the sale or rental of housing, when closed meetings are
2 authorized by the law or ordinance prescribing fair
3 housing practices and creating a commission or
4 administrative agency for their enforcement.
5 (14) Informant sources, the hiring or assignment of
6 undercover personnel or equipment, or ongoing, prior or
7 future criminal investigations, when discussed by a public
8 body with criminal investigatory responsibilities.
9 (15) Professional ethics or performance when
10 considered by an advisory body appointed to advise a
11 licensing or regulatory agency on matters germane to the
12 advisory body's field of competence.
13 (16) Self evaluation, practices and procedures or
14 professional ethics, when meeting with a representative of
15 a statewide association of which the public body is a
16 member.
17 (17) The recruitment, credentialing, discipline or
18 formal peer review of physicians or other health care
19 professionals, or for the discussion of matters protected
20 under the federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
21 Act of 2005, and the regulations promulgated thereunder,
22 including 42 C.F.R. Part 3 (73 FR 70732), or the federal
23 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of
24 1996, and the regulations promulgated thereunder,
25 including 45 C.F.R. Parts 160, 162, and 164, by a
26 hospital, or other institution providing medical care,

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1 that is operated by the public body.
2 (18) Deliberations for decisions of the Prisoner
3 Review Board.
4 (19) Review or discussion of applications received
5 under the Experimental Organ Transplantation Procedures
6 Act.
7 (20) The classification and discussion of matters
8 classified as confidential or continued confidential by
9 the State Government Suggestion Award Board.
10 (21) Discussion of minutes of meetings lawfully closed
11 under this Act, whether for purposes of approval by the
12 body of the minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes
13 as mandated by Section 2.06.
14 (22) Deliberations for decisions of the State
15 Emergency Medical Services Disciplinary Review Board.
16 (23) The operation by a municipality of a municipal
17 utility or the operation of a municipal power agency or
18 municipal natural gas agency when the discussion involves
19 (i) contracts relating to the purchase, sale, or delivery
20 of electricity or natural gas or (ii) the results or
21 conclusions of load forecast studies.
22 (24) Meetings of a residential health care facility
23 resident sexual assault and death review team or the
24 Executive Council under the Abuse Prevention Review Team
25 Act.
26 (25) Meetings of an independent team of experts under

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1 Brian's Law.
2 (26) Meetings of a mortality review team appointed
3 under the Department of Juvenile Justice Mortality Review
4 Team Act.
5 (27) (Blank).
6 (28) Correspondence and records (i) that may not be
7 disclosed under Section 11-9 of the Illinois Public Aid
8 Code or (ii) that pertain to appeals under Section 11-8 of
9 the Illinois Public Aid Code.
10 (29) Meetings between internal or external auditors
11 and governmental audit committees, finance committees, and
12 their equivalents, when the discussion involves internal
13 control weaknesses, identification of potential fraud risk
14 areas, known or suspected frauds, and fraud interviews
15 conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing
16 standards of the United States of America.
17 (30) Those meetings or portions of meetings of a
18 fatality review team or the Illinois Fatality Review Team
19 Advisory Council during which a review of the death of an
20 eligible adult in which abuse or neglect is suspected,
21 alleged, or substantiated is conducted pursuant to Section
22 15 of the Adult Protective Services Act.
23 (31) Meetings and deliberations for decisions of the
24 Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board under the Firearm
25 Concealed Carry Act.
26 (32) Meetings between the Regional Transportation

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1 Authority Board and its Service Boards when the discussion
2 involves review by the Regional Transportation Authority
3 Board of employment contracts under Section 28d of the
4 Metropolitan Transit Authority Act and Sections 3A.18 and
5 3B.26 of the Regional Transportation Authority Act.
6 (33) Those meetings or portions of meetings of the
7 advisory committee and peer review subcommittee created
8 under Section 320 of the Illinois Controlled Substances
9 Act during which specific controlled substance prescriber,
10 dispenser, or patient information is discussed.
11 (34) Meetings of the Tax Increment Financing Reform
12 Task Force under Section 2505-800 of the Department of
13 Revenue Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
14 (35) Meetings of the group established to discuss
15 Medicaid capitation rates under Section 5-30.8 of the
16 Illinois Public Aid Code.
17 (36) Those deliberations or portions of deliberations
18 for decisions of the Illinois Gaming Board in which there
19 is discussed any of the following: (i) personal,
20 commercial, financial, or other information obtained from
21 any source that is privileged, proprietary, confidential,
22 or a trade secret; or (ii) information specifically
23 exempted from the disclosure by federal or State law.
24 (37) Deliberations for decisions of the Illinois Law
25 Enforcement Training Standards Board, the Certification
26 Review Panel, and the Illinois State Police Merit Board

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1 regarding certification and decertification.
2 (38) Meetings of the Ad Hoc Statewide Domestic
3 Violence Fatality Review Committee of the Illinois
4 Criminal Justice Information Authority Board that occur in
5 closed executive session under subsection (d) of Section
6 35 of the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Act.
7 (39) Meetings of the regional review teams under
8 subsection (a) of Section 75 of the Domestic Violence
9 Fatality Review Act.
10 (d) Definitions. For purposes of this Section:
11 "Employee" means a person employed by a public body whose
12relationship with the public body constitutes an
13employer-employee relationship under the usual common law
14rules, and who is not an independent contractor.
15 "Public office" means a position created by or under the
16Constitution or laws of this State, the occupant of which is
17charged with the exercise of some portion of the sovereign
18power of this State. The term "public office" shall include
19members of the public body, but it shall not include
20organizational positions filled by members thereof, whether
21established by law or by a public body itself, that exist to
22assist the body in the conduct of its business.
23 "Quasi-adjudicative body" means an administrative body
24charged by law or ordinance with the responsibility to conduct
25hearings, receive evidence or testimony and make
26determinations based thereon, but does not include local

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1electoral boards when such bodies are considering petition
2challenges.
3 (e) Final action. No final action may be taken at a closed
4meeting. Final action shall be preceded by a public recital of
5the nature of the matter being considered and other
6information that will inform the public of the business being
7conducted.
8(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-465, eff. 8-31-17;
9100-646, eff. 7-27-18; 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 101-459, eff.
108-23-19; 101-652, eff. 1-1-22.)
11 Section 905. The Freedom of Information Act is amended by
12changing Section 7.5 as follows:
13 (5 ILCS 140/7.5)
14 (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 101-652)
15 Sec. 7.5. Statutory exemptions. To the extent provided for
16by the statutes referenced below, the following shall be
17exempt from inspection and copying:
18 (a) All information determined to be confidential
19 under Section 4002 of the Technology Advancement and
20 Development Act.
21 (b) Library circulation and order records identifying
22 library users with specific materials under the Library
23 Records Confidentiality Act.
24 (c) Applications, related documents, and medical

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1 records received by the Experimental Organ Transplantation
2 Procedures Board and any and all documents or other
3 records prepared by the Experimental Organ Transplantation
4 Procedures Board or its staff relating to applications it
5 has received.
6 (d) Information and records held by the Department of
7 Public Health and its authorized representatives relating
8 to known or suspected cases of sexually transmissible
9 disease or any information the disclosure of which is
10 restricted under the Illinois Sexually Transmissible
11 Disease Control Act.
12 (e) Information the disclosure of which is exempted
13 under Section 30 of the Radon Industry Licensing Act.
14 (f) Firm performance evaluations under Section 55 of
15 the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying
16 Qualifications Based Selection Act.
17 (g) Information the disclosure of which is restricted
18 and exempted under Section 50 of the Illinois Prepaid
19 Tuition Act.
20 (h) Information the disclosure of which is exempted
21 under the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, and
22 records of any lawfully created State or local inspector
23 general's office that would be exempt if created or
24 obtained by an Executive Inspector General's office under
25 that Act.
26 (i) Information contained in a local emergency energy

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1 plan submitted to a municipality in accordance with a
2 local emergency energy plan ordinance that is adopted
3 under Section 11-21.5-5 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
4 (j) Information and data concerning the distribution
5 of surcharge moneys collected and remitted by carriers
6 under the Emergency Telephone System Act.
7 (k) Law enforcement officer identification information
8 or driver identification information compiled by a law
9 enforcement agency or the Department of Transportation
10 under Section 11-212 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
11 (l) Records and information provided to a residential
12 health care facility resident sexual assault and death
13 review team or the Executive Council under the Abuse
14 Prevention Review Team Act.
15 (m) Information provided to the predatory lending
16 database created pursuant to Article 3 of the Residential
17 Real Property Disclosure Act, except to the extent
18 authorized under that Article.
19 (n) Defense budgets and petitions for certification of
20 compensation and expenses for court appointed trial
21 counsel as provided under Sections 10 and 15 of the
22 Capital Crimes Litigation Act. This subsection (n) shall
23 apply until the conclusion of the trial of the case, even
24 if the prosecution chooses not to pursue the death penalty
25 prior to trial or sentencing.
26 (o) Information that is prohibited from being

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1 disclosed under Section 4 of the Illinois Health and
2 Hazardous Substances Registry Act.
3 (p) Security portions of system safety program plans,
4 investigation reports, surveys, schedules, lists, data, or
5 information compiled, collected, or prepared by or for the
6 Regional Transportation Authority under Section 2.11 of
7 the Regional Transportation Authority Act or the St. Clair
8 County Transit District under the Bi-State Transit Safety
9 Act.
10 (q) Information prohibited from being disclosed by the
11 Personnel Record Review Act.
12 (r) Information prohibited from being disclosed by the
13 Illinois School Student Records Act.
14 (s) Information the disclosure of which is restricted
15 under Section 5-108 of the Public Utilities Act.
16 (t) All identified or deidentified health information
17 in the form of health data or medical records contained
18 in, stored in, submitted to, transferred by, or released
19 from the Illinois Health Information Exchange, and
20 identified or deidentified health information in the form
21 of health data and medical records of the Illinois Health
22 Information Exchange in the possession of the Illinois
23 Health Information Exchange Office due to its
24 administration of the Illinois Health Information
25 Exchange. The terms "identified" and "deidentified" shall
26 be given the same meaning as in the Health Insurance

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1 Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law
2 104-191, or any subsequent amendments thereto, and any
3 regulations promulgated thereunder.
4 (u) Records and information provided to an independent
5 team of experts under the Developmental Disability and
6 Mental Health Safety Act (also known as Brian's Law).
7 (v) Names and information of people who have applied
8 for or received Firearm Owner's Identification Cards under
9 the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act or applied for
10 or received a concealed carry license under the Firearm
11 Concealed Carry Act, unless otherwise authorized by the
12 Firearm Concealed Carry Act; and databases under the
13 Firearm Concealed Carry Act, records of the Concealed
14 Carry Licensing Review Board under the Firearm Concealed
15 Carry Act, and law enforcement agency objections under the
16 Firearm Concealed Carry Act.
17 (w) Personally identifiable information which is
18 exempted from disclosure under subsection (g) of Section
19 19.1 of the Toll Highway Act.
20 (x) Information which is exempted from disclosure
21 under Section 5-1014.3 of the Counties Code or Section
22 8-11-21 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
23 (y) Confidential information under the Adult
24 Protective Services Act and its predecessor enabling
25 statute, the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act, including
26 information about the identity and administrative finding

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1 against any caregiver of a verified and substantiated
2 decision of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of
3 an eligible adult maintained in the Registry established
4 under Section 7.5 of the Adult Protective Services Act.
5 (z) Records and information provided to a fatality
6 review team or the Illinois Fatality Review Team Advisory
7 Council under Section 15 of the Adult Protective Services
8 Act.
9 (aa) Information which is exempted from disclosure
10 under Section 2.37 of the Wildlife Code.
11 (bb) Information which is or was prohibited from
12 disclosure by the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
13 (cc) Recordings made under the Law Enforcement
14 Officer-Worn Body Camera Act, except to the extent
15 authorized under that Act.
16 (dd) Information that is prohibited from being
17 disclosed under Section 45 of the Condominium and Common
18 Interest Community Ombudsperson Act.
19 (ee) Information that is exempted from disclosure
20 under Section 30.1 of the Pharmacy Practice Act.
21 (ff) Information that is exempted from disclosure
22 under the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act.
23 (gg) Information that is prohibited from being
24 disclosed under Section 7-603.5 of the Illinois Vehicle
25 Code.
26 (hh) Records that are exempt from disclosure under

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1 Section 1A-16.7 of the Election Code.
2 (ii) Information which is exempted from disclosure
3 under Section 2505-800 of the Department of Revenue Law of
4 the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
5 (jj) Information and reports that are required to be
6 submitted to the Department of Labor by registering day
7 and temporary labor service agencies but are exempt from
8 disclosure under subsection (a-1) of Section 45 of the Day
9 and Temporary Labor Services Act.
10 (kk) Information prohibited from disclosure under the
11 Seizure and Forfeiture Reporting Act.
12 (ll) Information the disclosure of which is restricted
13 and exempted under Section 5-30.8 of the Illinois Public
14 Aid Code.
15 (mm) Records that are exempt from disclosure under
16 Section 4.2 of the Crime Victims Compensation Act.
17 (nn) Information that is exempt from disclosure under
18 Section 70 of the Higher Education Student Assistance Act.
19 (oo) Communications, notes, records, and reports
20 arising out of a peer support counseling session
21 prohibited from disclosure under the First Responders
22 Suicide Prevention Act.
23 (pp) Names and all identifying information relating to
24 an employee of an emergency services provider or law
25 enforcement agency under the First Responders Suicide
26 Prevention Act.

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1 (qq) Information and records held by the Department of
2 Public Health and its authorized representatives collected
3 under the Reproductive Health Act.
4 (rr) Information that is exempt from disclosure under
5 the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.
6 (ss) Data reported by an employer to the Department of
7 Human Rights pursuant to Section 2-108 of the Illinois
8 Human Rights Act.
9 (tt) Recordings made under the Children's Advocacy
10 Center Act, except to the extent authorized under that
11 Act.
12 (uu) Information that is exempt from disclosure under
13 Section 50 of the Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act.
14 (vv) Information that is exempt from disclosure under
15 subsections (f) and (j) of Section 5-36 of the Illinois
16 Public Aid Code.
17 (ww) Information that is exempt from disclosure under
18 Section 16.8 of the State Treasurer Act.
19 (xx) Information that is exempt from disclosure or
20 information that shall not be made public under the
21 Illinois Insurance Code.
22 (yy) Information prohibited from being disclosed under
23 the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act.
24 (zz) Information prohibited from being disclosed under
25 the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act.
26 (aaa) Information prohibited from being disclosed

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1 under Section 1-167 of the Illinois Pension Code.
2 (bbb) Information that is exempt from disclosure under
3 subsection (k) of Section 11 of the Equal Pay Act of 2003.
4 (ddd) Information prohibited from being disclosed
5 under subsection (b) of Section 75 of the Domestic
6 Violence Fatality Review Act.
7(Source: P.A. 100-20, eff. 7-1-17; 100-22, eff. 1-1-18;
8100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-373, eff. 1-1-18; 100-464, eff.
98-28-17; 100-465, eff. 8-31-17; 100-512, eff. 7-1-18; 100-517,
10eff. 6-1-18; 100-646, eff. 7-27-18; 100-690, eff. 1-1-19;
11100-863, eff. 8-14-18; 100-887, eff. 8-14-18; 101-13, eff.
126-12-19; 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19; 101-221,
13eff. 1-1-20; 101-236, eff. 1-1-20; 101-375, eff. 8-16-19;
14101-377, eff. 8-16-19; 101-452, eff. 1-1-20; 101-466, eff.
151-1-20; 101-600, eff. 12-6-19; 101-620, eff 12-20-19; 101-649,
16eff. 7-7-20; 101-656, eff. 3-23-21.)
17 (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 101-652)
18 Sec. 7.5. Statutory exemptions. To the extent provided for
19by the statutes referenced below, the following shall be
20exempt from inspection and copying:
21 (a) All information determined to be confidential
22 under Section 4002 of the Technology Advancement and
23 Development Act.
24 (b) Library circulation and order records identifying
25 library users with specific materials under the Library

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1 Records Confidentiality Act.
2 (c) Applications, related documents, and medical
3 records received by the Experimental Organ Transplantation
4 Procedures Board and any and all documents or other
5 records prepared by the Experimental Organ Transplantation
6 Procedures Board or its staff relating to applications it
7 has received.
8 (d) Information and records held by the Department of
9 Public Health and its authorized representatives relating
10 to known or suspected cases of sexually transmissible
11 disease or any information the disclosure of which is
12 restricted under the Illinois Sexually Transmissible
13 Disease Control Act.
14 (e) Information the disclosure of which is exempted
15 under Section 30 of the Radon Industry Licensing Act.
16 (f) Firm performance evaluations under Section 55 of
17 the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying
18 Qualifications Based Selection Act.
19 (g) Information the disclosure of which is restricted
20 and exempted under Section 50 of the Illinois Prepaid
21 Tuition Act.
22 (h) Information the disclosure of which is exempted
23 under the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, and
24 records of any lawfully created State or local inspector
25 general's office that would be exempt if created or
26 obtained by an Executive Inspector General's office under

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1 that Act.
2 (i) Information contained in a local emergency energy
3 plan submitted to a municipality in accordance with a
4 local emergency energy plan ordinance that is adopted
5 under Section 11-21.5-5 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
6 (j) Information and data concerning the distribution
7 of surcharge moneys collected and remitted by carriers
8 under the Emergency Telephone System Act.
9 (k) Law enforcement officer identification information
10 or driver identification information compiled by a law
11 enforcement agency or the Department of Transportation
12 under Section 11-212 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
13 (l) Records and information provided to a residential
14 health care facility resident sexual assault and death
15 review team or the Executive Council under the Abuse
16 Prevention Review Team Act.
17 (m) Information provided to the predatory lending
18 database created pursuant to Article 3 of the Residential
19 Real Property Disclosure Act, except to the extent
20 authorized under that Article.
21 (n) Defense budgets and petitions for certification of
22 compensation and expenses for court appointed trial
23 counsel as provided under Sections 10 and 15 of the
24 Capital Crimes Litigation Act. This subsection (n) shall
25 apply until the conclusion of the trial of the case, even
26 if the prosecution chooses not to pursue the death penalty

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1 prior to trial or sentencing.
2 (o) Information that is prohibited from being
3 disclosed under Section 4 of the Illinois Health and
4 Hazardous Substances Registry Act.
5 (p) Security portions of system safety program plans,
6 investigation reports, surveys, schedules, lists, data, or
7 information compiled, collected, or prepared by or for the
8 Regional Transportation Authority under Section 2.11 of
9 the Regional Transportation Authority Act or the St. Clair
10 County Transit District under the Bi-State Transit Safety
11 Act.
12 (q) Information prohibited from being disclosed by the
13 Personnel Record Review Act.
14 (r) Information prohibited from being disclosed by the
15 Illinois School Student Records Act.
16 (s) Information the disclosure of which is restricted
17 under Section 5-108 of the Public Utilities Act.
18 (t) All identified or deidentified health information
19 in the form of health data or medical records contained
20 in, stored in, submitted to, transferred by, or released
21 from the Illinois Health Information Exchange, and
22 identified or deidentified health information in the form
23 of health data and medical records of the Illinois Health
24 Information Exchange in the possession of the Illinois
25 Health Information Exchange Office due to its
26 administration of the Illinois Health Information

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1 Exchange. The terms "identified" and "deidentified" shall
2 be given the same meaning as in the Health Insurance
3 Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law
4 104-191, or any subsequent amendments thereto, and any
5 regulations promulgated thereunder.
6 (u) Records and information provided to an independent
7 team of experts under the Developmental Disability and
8 Mental Health Safety Act (also known as Brian's Law).
9 (v) Names and information of people who have applied
10 for or received Firearm Owner's Identification Cards under
11 the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act or applied for
12 or received a concealed carry license under the Firearm
13 Concealed Carry Act, unless otherwise authorized by the
14 Firearm Concealed Carry Act; and databases under the
15 Firearm Concealed Carry Act, records of the Concealed
16 Carry Licensing Review Board under the Firearm Concealed
17 Carry Act, and law enforcement agency objections under the
18 Firearm Concealed Carry Act.
19 (w) Personally identifiable information which is
20 exempted from disclosure under subsection (g) of Section
21 19.1 of the Toll Highway Act.
22 (x) Information which is exempted from disclosure
23 under Section 5-1014.3 of the Counties Code or Section
24 8-11-21 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
25 (y) Confidential information under the Adult
26 Protective Services Act and its predecessor enabling

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1 statute, the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act, including
2 information about the identity and administrative finding
3 against any caregiver of a verified and substantiated
4 decision of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of
5 an eligible adult maintained in the Registry established
6 under Section 7.5 of the Adult Protective Services Act.
7 (z) Records and information provided to a fatality
8 review team or the Illinois Fatality Review Team Advisory
9 Council under Section 15 of the Adult Protective Services
10 Act.
11 (aa) Information which is exempted from disclosure
12 under Section 2.37 of the Wildlife Code.
13 (bb) Information which is or was prohibited from
14 disclosure by the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
15 (cc) Recordings made under the Law Enforcement
16 Officer-Worn Body Camera Act, except to the extent
17 authorized under that Act.
18 (dd) Information that is prohibited from being
19 disclosed under Section 45 of the Condominium and Common
20 Interest Community Ombudsperson Act.
21 (ee) Information that is exempted from disclosure
22 under Section 30.1 of the Pharmacy Practice Act.
23 (ff) Information that is exempted from disclosure
24 under the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act.
25 (gg) Information that is prohibited from being
26 disclosed under Section 7-603.5 of the Illinois Vehicle

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1 Code.
2 (hh) Records that are exempt from disclosure under
3 Section 1A-16.7 of the Election Code.
4 (ii) Information which is exempted from disclosure
5 under Section 2505-800 of the Department of Revenue Law of
6 the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
7 (jj) Information and reports that are required to be
8 submitted to the Department of Labor by registering day
9 and temporary labor service agencies but are exempt from
10 disclosure under subsection (a-1) of Section 45 of the Day
11 and Temporary Labor Services Act.
12 (kk) Information prohibited from disclosure under the
13 Seizure and Forfeiture Reporting Act.
14 (ll) Information the disclosure of which is restricted
15 and exempted under Section 5-30.8 of the Illinois Public
16 Aid Code.
17 (mm) Records that are exempt from disclosure under
18 Section 4.2 of the Crime Victims Compensation Act.
19 (nn) Information that is exempt from disclosure under
20 Section 70 of the Higher Education Student Assistance Act.
21 (oo) Communications, notes, records, and reports
22 arising out of a peer support counseling session
23 prohibited from disclosure under the First Responders
24 Suicide Prevention Act.
25 (pp) Names and all identifying information relating to
26 an employee of an emergency services provider or law

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1 enforcement agency under the First Responders Suicide
2 Prevention Act.
3 (qq) Information and records held by the Department of
4 Public Health and its authorized representatives collected
5 under the Reproductive Health Act.
6 (rr) Information that is exempt from disclosure under
7 the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.
8 (ss) Data reported by an employer to the Department of
9 Human Rights pursuant to Section 2-108 of the Illinois
10 Human Rights Act.
11 (tt) Recordings made under the Children's Advocacy
12 Center Act, except to the extent authorized under that
13 Act.
14 (uu) Information that is exempt from disclosure under
15 Section 50 of the Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act.
16 (vv) Information that is exempt from disclosure under
17 subsections (f) and (j) of Section 5-36 of the Illinois
18 Public Aid Code.
19 (ww) Information that is exempt from disclosure under
20 Section 16.8 of the State Treasurer Act.
21 (xx) Information that is exempt from disclosure or
22 information that shall not be made public under the
23 Illinois Insurance Code.
24 (yy) Information prohibited from being disclosed under
25 the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act.
26 (zz) Information prohibited from being disclosed under

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1 the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act.
2 (aaa) Information prohibited from being disclosed
3 under Section 1-167 of the Illinois Pension Code.
4 (bbb) Information that is exempt from disclosure under
5 subsection (k) of Section 11 of the Equal Pay Act of 2003.
6 (ccc) (bbb) Information that is prohibited from
7 disclosure by the Illinois Police Training Act and the
8 State Police Act.
9 (ddd) Information prohibited from being disclosed
10 under subsection (b) of Section 75 of the Domestic
11 Violence Fatality Review Act.
12(Source: P.A. 100-20, eff. 7-1-17; 100-22, eff. 1-1-18;
13100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-373, eff. 1-1-18; 100-464, eff.
148-28-17; 100-465, eff. 8-31-17; 100-512, eff. 7-1-18; 100-517,
15eff. 6-1-18; 100-646, eff. 7-27-18; 100-690, eff. 1-1-19;
16100-863, eff. 8-14-18; 100-887, eff. 8-14-18; 101-13, eff.
176-12-19; 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19; 101-221,
18eff. 1-1-20; 101-236, eff. 1-1-20; 101-375, eff. 8-16-19;
19101-377, eff. 8-16-19; 101-452, eff. 1-1-20; 101-466, eff.
201-1-20; 101-600, eff. 12-6-19; 101-620, eff 12-20-19; 101-649,
21eff. 7-7-20; 101-652, eff. 1-1-22; 101-656, eff. 3-23-21;
22revised 4-21-21.)
23 Section 995. No acceleration or delay. Where this Act
24makes changes in a statute that is represented in this Act by
25text that is not yet or no longer in effect (for example, a

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1Section represented by multiple versions), the use of that
2text does not accelerate or delay the taking effect of (i) the
3changes made by this Act or (ii) provisions derived from any
4other Public Act.
5 Section 999. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
6becoming law.
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