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 Bill Status of HB1718  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. John E. Bradley - Paul D. Froehlich - Robert W. Pritchard - Mike Fortner and Careen M Gordon

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Deanna Demuzio - Larry K. Bomke - Matt Murphy)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 120/1.02from Ch. 102, par. 41.02

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Open Meetings Act. When the majority of a quorum of a public body numbers fewer than 3 members, redefines that public body's "meeting" as a gathering of a quorum for the purpose of communications pertaining to public business. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that for a 5-member public body, (i) the gathering of a quorum (now, a majority of a quorum) to discuss public business constitutes a meeting, (ii) 3 members constitute a quorum, and (iii) the affirmative votes of 3 members are necessary to adopt a motion, ordinance, or resolution unless a greater number is otherwise required.

DateChamber Action
  2/22/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. John E. Bradley
  2/22/2007HouseFirst Reading
  2/22/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  2/27/2007HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  2/27/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  2/28/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Careen M Gordon
  3/21/2007HouseDo Pass / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 011-000-000
  3/22/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. John E. Bradley
  3/27/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/28/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  4/17/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  4/17/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  4/18/2007HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  4/20/2007SenateArrive in Senate
  4/20/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/20/2007SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Deanna Demuzio
  4/20/2007SenateFirst Reading
  4/20/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  5/2/2007SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Larry K. Bomke
  5/2/2007SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Matt Murphy
  5/15/2008SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 22, 2008; Substantive House Bills Out of Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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