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Full Text of HB5798  95th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2007 and 2008


Introduced , by Rep. Tom Cross


5 ILCS 120/1.02   from Ch. 102, par. 41.02

    Amends the Open Meetings Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning definitions.

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1     AN ACT concerning government.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Open Meetings Act is amended by changing
5 Section 1.02 as follows:
6     (5 ILCS 120/1.02)  (from Ch. 102, par. 41.02)
7     Sec. 1.02. For the the purposes of this Act:
8     "Meeting" means any gathering, whether in person or by
9 video or audio conference, telephone call, electronic means
10 (such as, without limitation, electronic mail, electronic
11 chat, and instant messaging), or other means of contemporaneous
12 interactive communication, of a majority of a quorum of the
13 members of a public body held for the purpose of discussing
14 public business or, for a 5-member public body, a quorum of the
15 members of a public body held for the purpose of discussing
16 public business.
17     Accordingly, for a 5-member public body, 3 members of the
18 body constitute a quorum and the affirmative vote of 3 members
19 is necessary to adopt any motion, resolution, or ordinance,
20 unless a greater number is otherwise required.
21     "Public body" includes all legislative, executive,
22 administrative or advisory bodies of the State, counties,
23 townships, cities, villages, incorporated towns, school



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1 districts and all other municipal corporations, boards,
2 bureaus, committees or commissions of this State, and any
3 subsidiary bodies of any of the foregoing including but not
4 limited to committees and subcommittees which are supported in
5 whole or in part by tax revenue, or which expend tax revenue,
6 except the General Assembly and committees or commissions
7 thereof. "Public body" includes tourism boards and convention
8 or civic center boards located in counties that are contiguous
9 to the Mississippi River with populations of more than 250,000
10 but less than 300,000. "Public body" includes the Health
11 Facilities Planning Board. "Public body" does not include a
12 child death review team or the Illinois Child Death Review
13 Teams Executive Council established under the Child Death
14 Review Team Act or an ethics commission acting under the State
15 Officials and Employees Ethics Act.
16 (Source: P.A. 94-1058, eff. 1-1-07; 95-245, eff. 8-17-07.)