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 Bill Status of HB4583  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  OPEN MEETINGS-SPECIAL MEETINGS

House Sponsors
Rep. Brad Halbrook - David McSweeney - Grant Wehrli - Margo McDermed - Mark Batinick, Nick Sauer, Jeanne M Ives, Keith R. Wheeler and Patricia R. Bellock

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Pamela J. Althoff  and Chapin Rose)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/31/2018SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 120/2.02from Ch. 102, par. 42.02
5 ILCS 120/2.06from Ch. 102, par. 42.06
5 ILCS 120/3from Ch. 102, par. 43


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that certain notice provisions that currently apply to regular meetings of a public body shall also apply to special meetings of a public body. Requires a public body that has a website maintained by a full-time staff to post the agenda and notice of meetings for both the governing body and all subsidiary bodies of the public body. Removes a provision stating that the failure of a public body to post on its website notice of any meeting or the agenda of any meeting shall not invalidate any meeting or any actions taken at a meeting. Requires a public body that has a website to post the minutes of a regular, special, or emergency meeting of its governing body (currently, only regular meeting). Allows a court to declare null and void any final action taken at a meeting in violation of the Act, regardless of whether or not the meeting was a closed meeting. Provides that a court shall (rather than may) assess against any party, except a State's Attorney, reasonable attorney's fees and other litigation costs reasonably incurred by any other party who substantially prevails in any action brought under specified provisions of the Act.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Reinserts a stricken provision stating that the failure of a public body to post on its website notice of any meeting or the agenda of any meeting shall not invalidate any meeting or any actions taken at a meeting, and provides that such provision shall apply unless the failure to post notice was the result of bad faith on the part of the public body. Adds a provision requiring a court to consider the degree to which the relief obtained relates to the relief sought when determining reasonable attorney's fees.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/6/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Brad Halbrook
  2/6/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/6/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/5/2018HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  4/12/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 005-001-000
  4/13/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David McSweeney
  4/13/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
  4/13/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
  4/19/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  4/20/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nick Sauer
  4/20/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeanne M Ives
  4/20/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
  4/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Brad Halbrook
  4/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/24/2018HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/24/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/24/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/25/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 108-001-001
  4/25/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/25/2018SenateArrive in Senate
  4/25/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 26, 2018
  5/1/2018SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/1/2018SenateFirst Reading
  5/1/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/2/2018SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  5/8/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/8/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/8/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Chapin Rose
  5/8/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  5/8/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Judiciary
  5/9/2018SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  5/11/2018SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 31, 2018
  5/15/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 To Subcommittee on Civil Rights
  5/16/2018SenateTo Subcommittee on Civil Rights
  5/31/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/31/2018SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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