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 Bill Status of HB4242  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  FOIA-HARASSMENT SETTLMENTS

House Sponsors
Rep. David McSweeney - Martin J. Moylan - Thomas Morrison - Mark Batinick - Nick Sauer, Carol Ammons, Jonathan Carroll, Sue Scherer, John Connor, Katie Stuart, Deb Conroy, Sam Yingling, Monica Bristow, Natalie Phelps Finnie, Jerry Costello, II, Grant Wehrli, Al Riley, Emanuel Chris Welch, Tony McCombie, David S. Olsen, Allen Skillicorn, Brian W. Stewart, Litesa E. Wallace and Nicholas K Smith

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Thomas Cullerton - Melinda Bush - Michael Connelly - Andy Manar - Laura M. Murphy, Cristina Castro, Michael E. Hastings, Wm. Sam McCann and Karen McConnaughay)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/29/2018HouseSent to the Governor

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 140/2.25 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that a unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body shall provide notice to the public if the unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body enters into a severance agreement with an employee or contractor accused of sexual harassment or sexual discrimination. Provides that no more than 72 hours after the unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body makes a payment under the severance agreement, the unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body shall publish on its Internet website and cause to be published, for a period of not less than 7 days, in the newspaper of general circulation having the largest circulation within the jurisdiction of the unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body the following information: (1) the name of the person receiving the payment; (2) the amount of the payment; and (3) the fact that the person receiving the payment has been accused of sexual harassment or sexual discrimination, as the case may be. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
5 ILCS 140/2.25 new
Adds reference to:
50 ILCS 205/3c new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Local Records Act. Provides that when a unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body enters a severance agreement with an employee or contractor because the employee or contractor was found to have engaged in sexual harassment or sexual discrimination, the public body shall publish specified information on its Internet website, if one is maintained, and make available such information to the news media for inspection and copying within 72 hours of the taxing body's approval of the severance agreement. Provides exceptions to disclosure of specified information. Provides that no unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body shall incur liability as a result of its compliance with required disclosures, except for willful or wanton misconduct. Provides that disclosure requirements do not supersede the confidentiality provisions of a severance agreement. Provides that nothing in the applicable provisions shall limit disclosure of public records required to be disclosed under the Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Corrects a cross-reference to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/12/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. David McSweeney
  1/16/2018HouseFirst Reading
  1/16/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/19/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  1/19/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  1/19/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  1/22/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
  1/22/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  1/22/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  1/22/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  1/24/2018HouseAssigned to Cities & Villages Committee
  1/26/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monica Bristow
  1/26/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie
  1/26/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  1/29/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  1/29/2018HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  1/29/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
  1/29/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  1/29/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  1/30/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Cities & Villages Committee; 013-000-000
  1/31/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  1/31/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
  2/6/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. David McSweeney
  2/6/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. David McSweeney
  2/26/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  3/1/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/1/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  3/1/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/1/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David S. Olsen
  3/1/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Morrison
  3/1/2018HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Thomas Morrison
  3/7/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/7/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 106-000-000
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Allen Skillicorn
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brian W. Stewart
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Nick Sauer
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K Smith
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/9/2018SenateArrive in Senate
  3/9/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/9/2018SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  3/9/2018SenateFirst Reading
  3/9/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/25/2018SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  4/30/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/1/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/1/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/1/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  5/1/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
  5/1/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/2/2018SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 012-000-000
  5/2/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 3, 2018
  5/2/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  5/2/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments.
  5/8/2018SenateSecond Reading
  5/8/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 9, 2018
  5/8/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  5/9/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
  5/10/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/10/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/15/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  5/16/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 010-000-000
  5/23/2018SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; T. Cullerton
  5/23/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/23/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 059-000-000
  5/24/2018HouseArrived in House
  5/24/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 2
  5/24/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. David McSweeney
  5/24/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/28/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/31/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 108-001-000
  5/31/2018HouseHouse Concurs
  5/31/2018HousePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2018HouseSent to the Governor

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