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 Bill Status of SB2203  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  FOIA-TECH

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Edward D. Maloney - Pamela J. Althoff - David Koehler

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 140/1from Ch. 116, par. 201
5 ILCS 140/3from Ch. 116, par. 203
5 ILCS 140/3.1
5 ILCS 140/6from Ch. 116, par. 206
5 ILCS 140/7from Ch. 116, par. 207
5 ILCS 140/9from Ch. 116, par. 209
5 ILCS 140/9.5
5 ILCS 140/11.5


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Freedom of Information Act. In the Act's intent provisions, removes references to the lower priority of a public body's financial obligations when considering requests. Changes the deadline by which a public body must act on a records request and provides that that period is to be calculated in accordance with the Statute on Statutes and, with respect to School Code entities, certain provisions of the School Code relating to non-pupil attendance days. Authorizes each public body to charge fees for reproducing and certifying public records. Removes the requirement that a public body provide the first 150 pages of a request at no charge. Removes the requirement that a public body include certain legal bases when denying a request. Permits a public body to seek review of a binding opinion of the Public Access Counselor in the county where the body's principal office is located (now, Cook County or Sangamon County). With respect to the disclosure exemption for personal information, removes the balancing test with respect to an unwarranted invasion of privacy. Exempts from disclosure employment applications and applications for appointments to fill vacancies in public offices. Deletes provisions requiring public bodies to give notice to the Public Access Counselor before asserting exemptions for personal information or preliminary documents. Requires (now, permits) a review when a public body seeks an advisory opinion from the Public Access Counselor. Provides for the effects of a public body seeking and relying upon a binding written opinion of the Public Access Counselor. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
5 ILCS 140/3
5 ILCS 140/3.1
5 ILCS 140/6
5 ILCS 140/7
5 ILCS 140/9
5 ILCS 140/9.5
5 ILCS 140/11.5

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning legislative declarations.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2011SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. David Koehler
  2/10/2011SenateFirst Reading
  2/10/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/2/2011SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/10/2011SenateTo Executive Subcommittee on State Government Operations
  3/11/2011SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/11/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/11/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/14/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  3/16/2011SenateReported Back To Executive; 002-000-000
  3/16/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/17/2011SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 014-000-000
  3/17/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 17, 2011
  4/11/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. David Koehler
  4/11/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/11/2011SenateSecond Reading
  4/11/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 12, 2011
  4/11/2011SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  4/12/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Executive
  4/12/2011SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  4/12/2011SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  4/15/2011SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 4, 2011
  7/23/2011SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  7/23/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Re-referred to Assignments; Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

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