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 Bill Status of HB5623  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  LOCAL GOVT-OFFICER EMAIL

House Sponsors
Rep. Ron Sandack - Anthony DeLuca - Scott Drury

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Don Harmon - Michael Connelly - Thomas Cullerton)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/15/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0930

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Governmental Officer Online Accessibility Act. Provides that every unit of local government and school district that maintains an electronic mail system and an Internet website shall: (1) provide an electronic mail address for the use of each of its elected officials, including board members, and appointed officers, to be used in the course of their official duties; and (2) provide a means for the public to transmit correspondence directly by electronic mail to each elected and appointed official, including board members, through its official website.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
New Act
Adds reference to:
50 ILCS 205/20 new
30 ILCS 805/8.38 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Local Records Act. Provides that a unit of local government or school district that serves a population of less than 1,000,000 that maintains an Internet website other than a social media or social networking website shall post to its website for the current calendar year a mechanism, such as a uniform, single email address, for members of the public to electronically communicate with elected officials of that unit of local government or school district. Requires the information to be easily accessible from the unit of local government's or school district's home page through a hyperlink. Limits home rule powers. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/13/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ron Sandack
  2/14/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/19/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  2/27/2014HouseAssigned to Counties & Townships Committee
  3/21/2014HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Counties & Townships Committee; 005-000-000
  3/21/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/24/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/24/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/25/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Scott Drury
  4/1/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Ron Sandack
  4/1/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/3/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Ron Sandack
  4/3/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/7/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Counties & Townships Committee
  4/8/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Counties & Townships Committee; 005-000-000
  4/9/2014HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/9/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/9/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2014HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 101-000-000
  4/10/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  4/11/2014SenateArrive in Senate
  4/11/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 29, 2014
  4/29/2014SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  4/29/2014SenateFirst Reading
  4/29/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/30/2014SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/8/2014SenateDo Pass Executive; 013-000-000
  5/8/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 12, 2014
  5/12/2014SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 13, 2014
  5/23/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  5/23/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/23/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  5/23/2014HousePassed Both Houses
  6/20/2014HouseSent to the Governor
  8/15/2014HouseGovernor Approved
  8/15/2014HouseEffective Date January 1, 2015
  8/15/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0930

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