Bill Text: IL SB1647 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the Judicial Privacy Act. Provides that "judicial officer" includes retired justices and judges. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Enrolled) 2017-05-19 - Passed Both Houses [SB1647 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB1647-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning courts.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Judicial Privacy Act is amended by changing
5Section 1-10 as follows:
6 (705 ILCS 90/1-10)
7 Sec. 1-10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
8 "Government agency" includes all agencies, authorities,
9boards, commissions, departments, institutions, offices, and
10any other bodies politic and corporate of the State created by
11the constitution or statute, whether in the executive,
12judicial, or legislative branch; all units and corporate
13outgrowths created by executive order of the Governor or any
14constitutional officer, by the Supreme Court, or by resolution
15of the General Assembly; or agencies, authorities, boards,
16commissions, departments, institutions, offices, and any other
17bodies politic and corporate of a unit of local government, or
18school district.
19 "Home address" includes a judicial officer's permanent
20residence and any secondary residences affirmatively
21identified by the judicial officer, but does not include a
22judicial officer's work address.
23 "Immediate family" includes a judicial officer's spouse,

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1child, parent, or any blood relative of the judicial officer or
2the judicial officer's spouse who lives in the same residence.
3 "Judicial officer" includes actively employed and former
4or deceased:
5 (1) Justices of the United States Supreme Court and the
6 Illinois Supreme Court;
7 (2) Judges of the United States Court of Appeals;
8 (3) Judges and magistrate judges of the United States
9 District Court;
10 (4) Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court;
11 (5) Judges of the Illinois Appellate Court; and
12 (6) Judges and associate judges of the Illinois Circuit
13 Courts.
14 "Personal information" means a home address, home
15telephone number, mobile telephone number, pager number,
16personal email address, social security number, federal tax
17identification number, checking and savings account numbers,
18credit card numbers, marital status, and identity of children
19under the age of 18.
20 "Publicly available content" means any written, printed,
21or electronic document or record that provides information or
22that serves as a document or record maintained, controlled, or
23in the possession of a government agency that may be obtained
24by any person or entity, from the Internet, from the government
25agency upon request either free of charge or for a fee, or in
26response to a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

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1 "Publicly post" or "publicly display" means to communicate
2to another or otherwise make available to the general public.
3 "Written request" means written notice signed by a judicial
4officer or a representative of the judicial officer's employer
5requesting a government agency, person, business, or
6association to refrain from posting or displaying publicly
7available content that includes the judicial officer's
8personal information.
9(Source: P.A. 97-847, eff. 9-22-12.)
10 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
11becoming law.
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