Bill Text: IL SB1869 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Legislative Information System Act. Provides that within one-year after the effective date of this amendatory Act, the Legislative Information System shall create a Spanish-language version of its website to provide legislative information. Specifies the legislative information to be placed on the Spanish-language website, and allows for the placement of additional unspecified information. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 53-22)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-25 - Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo [SB1869 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB1869-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning State government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Legislative Information System Act is
5amended by changing Section 5.09 as follows:
6 (25 ILCS 145/5.09)
7 Sec. 5.09. Public computer access; legislative
8information. To make available to the public all of the
9following information in electronic form:
10 (1) On or before July 1, 1999, the weekly schedule of
11 legislative floor sessions for each of the 2 houses of the
12 General Assembly together with a list of matters pending
13 before them and the weekly schedule of legislative
14 committee hearings together with matters scheduled for
15 their consideration.
16 (2) On or before July 1, 1999, a list of the committees
17 of the General Assembly and their members.
18 (3) On or before July 1, 1999, the text of each bill
19 and resolution introduced and of each engrossed, enrolled,
20 and re-enrolled bill and resolution and the text of each
21 adopted amendment and conference committee report.
22 (4) On or before July 1, 1999, a synopsis of items
23 specified in paragraph (3) of this Section, together with a

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1 summary of legislative and gubernatorial actions regarding
2 each bill and resolution introduced.
3 (5) On or before July 1, 1999, the Rules of the House
4 and the Senate of the General Assembly.
5 (6) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second General
6 Assembly, the text of Public Acts.
7 (7) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second General
8 Assembly, the Illinois Compiled Statutes.
9 (8) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second General
10 Assembly, the Constitution of the United States and the
11 Constitution of the State of Illinois.
12 (9) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second General
13 Assembly, the text of the Illinois Administrative Code.
14 (10) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second
15 General Assembly, the most current issue of the Illinois
16 Register published on or after the effective date of this
17 amendatory Act of 1998.
18 (11) Any other information that the Joint Committee on
19 Legislative Support Services elects to make available.
20 The information shall be made available to the public
21through a website maintained by the System the World Wide Web.
22The information may also be made available by any other means
23of access that would facilitate public access to the
24information.
25 Any documentation that describes the electronic digital
26formats of the information shall be made available through a

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1website maintained by the System the World Wide Web.
2 Personal information concerning a person who accesses this
3public information may be maintained only for the purpose of
4providing service to the person.
5 No fee or other charge may be imposed by the Legislative
6Information System as a condition of accessing the information,
7except that a reasonable fee may be charged for any customized
8services and shall be deposited into the General Assembly
9Computer Equipment Revolving Fund.
10 The electronic public access provided through the System's
11website World Wide Web shall be in addition to any other
12electronic or print distribution of the information.
13 Within one-year after the effective date of this amendatory
14Act of the 100th General Assembly, to the extent practicable,
15the System shall use a free translation tool to enable
16translation into multiple languages of the information made
17available to the public through the website maintained by the
18System. The translation tool shall, at a minimum, translate the
19following content on the website maintained by the System: the
20home page; information regarding the members of the House of
21Representatives and the Senate, including, but not limited to,
22each member's biography, committee assignments, and sponsored
23bills; information regarding the membership of, bills assigned
24to, and meeting schedules of each standing and special
25committee of the House of Representatives and the Senate;
26information on the procedural status of each bill and

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1resolution, together with any amendments thereto, and
2appointment message filed in the House of Representatives or
3the Senate, including both general information and
4user-selected information (through the "My Legislation"
5function or otherwise), but not including the synopsis or text
6of any bill or resolution, or any amendment thereto, or any
7appointment message, Public Act, or Executive Order;
8information regarding previous General Assemblies, not
9including the synopsis or text of any bill or resolution, or
10any amendment thereto, or any appointment message, Public Act,
11or Executive Order; contact information for the General
12Assembly, legislative support service agencies, and other
13related offices in the Capitol Complex; and information
14regarding access for persons with disabilities. The System may,
15in its discretion, provide for additional content to be
16translated. The languages available for translation shall be
17those provided by the translation tool. Before a user accesses
18translated information, the System shall ensure that a
19disclaimer is first displayed, stating that: the translated
20information is offered as a convenience and should not be
21considered accurate as to the translation of the text in
22question; and the English language version is the official and
23authoritative version of the text in question.
24 No action taken under this Section shall be deemed to alter
25or relinquish any copyright or other proprietary interest or
26entitlement of the State of Illinois relating to any of the

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1information made available under this Section.
2 The information shall be made available as provided in this
3Section in the shortest practicable time after it is publicly
4available in any other form; provided that the System may make
5information available under this Section only if the
6availability in no way reduces the quality and timeliness of
7service available to and required under this Act for
8legislative users and does not unduly burden the General
9Assembly or its support services agencies. Failure to provide
10information under this Section does not affect the validity of
11any action of the General Assembly. The General Assembly and
12the State of Illinois are not liable for the accuracy,
13availability, or use of the information provided under this
14Section.
15(Source: P.A. 90-666, eff. 7-30-98.)
16 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17becoming law.
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