HB1578eng 93rd General Assembly


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 1        AN ACT concerning open meetings.

 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 purposes of this Act:
 8        "Meeting" means any gathering of a majority of  a  quorum
 9    of  the  members  of  a  public  body held for the purpose of
10    discussing public business.
11        "Public  body"  includes  all   legislative,   executive,
12    administrative  or  advisory  bodies  of the State, counties,
13    townships,  cities,  villages,  incorporated  towns,   school
14    districts  and  all  other  municipal  corporations,  boards,
15    bureaus,  committees  or  commissions  of this State, and any
16    subsidiary bodies of any of the foregoing including  but  not
17    limited  to  committees and subcommittees which are supported
18    in whole or in part by  tax  revenue,  or  which  expend  tax
19    revenue,  except  the  General  Assembly  and  committees  or
20    commissions  thereof.  "Public  body" includes tourism boards
21    and convention or civic center  boards  located  in  counties
22    that are contiguous to the Mississippi River with populations
23    of  more  than  250,000 but less than 300,000.  "Public body"
24    includes the Health Facilities Planning Board.  "Public body"
25    does not include a child death review team  or  the  Illinois
26    Child  Death Review Teams Executive Council established under
27    the Child Death Review Team Act;  or  an  ethics  commission,
28    ethics  officer,  or ultimate jurisdictional authority acting
29    under the State Gift Ban Act as provided  by  Section  80  of
30    that  Act;  or  a Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG) Policy
31    Board  established  under  the  Intergovernmental  Drug  Laws
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 1    Enforcement Act.
 2    (Source: P.A. 91-782, eff. 6-9-00; 92-468, eff. 8-22-01.)

 3        Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
 4    becoming law.