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Full Text of SB3112  99th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Freedom of Information Act is amended by
5changing Section 7 as follows:
6    (5 ILCS 140/7)  (from Ch. 116, par. 207)
7    Sec. 7. Exemptions.
8    (1) When a request is made to inspect or copy a public
9record that contains information that is exempt from disclosure
10under this Section, but also contains information that is not
11exempt from disclosure, the public body may elect to redact the
12information that is exempt. The public body shall make the
13remaining information available for inspection and copying.
14Subject to this requirement, the following shall be exempt from
15inspection and copying:
16        (a) Information specifically prohibited from
17    disclosure by federal or State law or rules and regulations
18    implementing federal or State law.
19        (b) Private information, unless disclosure is required
20    by another provision of this Act, a State or federal law or
21    a court order.
22        (b-5) Files, documents, and other data or databases
23    maintained by one or more law enforcement agencies and



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1    specifically designed to provide information to one or more
2    law enforcement agencies regarding the physical or mental
3    status of one or more individual subjects.
4        (c) Personal information contained within public
5    records, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly
6    unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, unless the
7    disclosure is consented to in writing by the individual
8    subjects of the information. "Unwarranted invasion of
9    personal privacy" means the disclosure of information that
10    is highly personal or objectionable to a reasonable person
11    and in which the subject's right to privacy outweighs any
12    legitimate public interest in obtaining the information.
13    The disclosure of information that bears on the public
14    duties of public employees and officials shall not be
15    considered an invasion of personal privacy.
16        (d) Records in the possession of any public body
17    created in the course of administrative enforcement
18    proceedings, and any law enforcement or correctional
19    agency for law enforcement purposes, but only to the extent
20    that disclosure would:
21            (i) interfere with pending or actually and
22        reasonably contemplated law enforcement proceedings
23        conducted by any law enforcement or correctional
24        agency that is the recipient of the request;
25            (ii) interfere with active administrative
26        enforcement proceedings conducted by the public body



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1        that is the recipient of the request;
2            (iii) create a substantial likelihood that a
3        person will be deprived of a fair trial or an impartial
4        hearing;
5            (iv) unavoidably disclose the identity of a
6        confidential source, confidential information
7        furnished only by the confidential source, or persons
8        who file complaints with or provide information to
9        administrative, investigative, law enforcement, or
10        penal agencies; except that the identities of
11        witnesses to traffic accidents, traffic accident
12        reports, and rescue reports shall be provided by
13        agencies of local government, except when disclosure
14        would interfere with an active criminal investigation
15        conducted by the agency that is the recipient of the
16        request;
17            (v) disclose unique or specialized investigative
18        techniques other than those generally used and known or
19        disclose internal documents of correctional agencies
20        related to detection, observation or investigation of
21        incidents of crime or misconduct, and disclosure would
22        result in demonstrable harm to the agency or public
23        body that is the recipient of the request;
24            (vi) endanger the life or physical safety of law
25        enforcement personnel or any other person; or
26            (vii) obstruct an ongoing criminal investigation



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1        by the agency that is the recipient of the request.
2        (d-5) A law enforcement record created for law
3    enforcement purposes and contained in a shared electronic
4    record management system if the law enforcement agency that
5    is the recipient of the request did not create the record,
6    did not participate in or have a role in any of the events
7    which are the subject of the record, and only has access to
8    the record through the shared electronic record management
9    system.
10        (e) Records that relate to or affect the security of
11    correctional institutions and detention facilities.
12        (e-5) Records requested by persons committed to the
13    Department of Corrections or a county jail if those
14    materials are available in the library of the correctional
15    facility or jail where the inmate is confined.
16        (e-6) Records requested by persons committed to the
17    Department of Corrections or a county jail if those
18    materials include records from staff members' personnel
19    files, staff rosters, or other staffing assignment
20    information.
21        (e-7) Records requested by persons committed to the
22    Department of Corrections if those materials are available
23    through an administrative request to the Department of
24    Corrections.
25        (e-8) Records requested by a person committed to the
26    Department of Corrections or a county jail, the disclosure



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1    of which would result in the risk of harm to any person or
2    the risk of an escape from a jail or correctional
3    institution or facility.
4        (e-9) Records requested by a person in a county jail or
5    committed to the Department of Corrections containing
6    personal information pertaining to the person's victim or
7    the victim's family, including, but not limited to, a
8    victim's home address, home telephone number, work or
9    school address, work telephone number, social security
10    account number, or any other identifying information,
11    except as may be relevant to a requester's current or
12    potential case or claim.
13        (e-10) Law enforcement records of other persons
14    requested by a person committed to the Department of
15    Corrections or a county jail, including, but not limited
16    to, arrest and booking records, mug shots, and crime scene
17    photographs, except as these records may be relevant to the
18    requester's current or potential case or claim.
19        (f) Preliminary drafts, notes, recommendations,
20    memoranda and other records in which opinions are
21    expressed, or policies or actions are formulated, except
22    that a specific record or relevant portion of a record
23    shall not be exempt when the record is publicly cited and
24    identified by the head of the public body. The exemption
25    provided in this paragraph (f) extends to all those records
26    of officers and agencies of the General Assembly that



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1    pertain to the preparation of legislative documents.
2        (g) Trade secrets and commercial or financial
3    information obtained from a person or business where the
4    trade secrets or commercial or financial information are
5    furnished under a claim that they are proprietary,
6    privileged or confidential, and that disclosure of the
7    trade secrets or commercial or financial information would
8    cause competitive harm to the person or business, and only
9    insofar as the claim directly applies to the records
10    requested.
11        The information included under this exemption includes
12    all trade secrets and commercial or financial information
13    obtained by a public body, including a public pension fund,
14    from a private equity fund or a privately held company
15    within the investment portfolio of a private equity fund as
16    a result of either investing or evaluating a potential
17    investment of public funds in a private equity fund. The
18    exemption contained in this item does not apply to the
19    aggregate financial performance information of a private
20    equity fund, nor to the identity of the fund's managers or
21    general partners. The exemption contained in this item does
22    not apply to the identity of a privately held company
23    within the investment portfolio of a private equity fund,
24    unless the disclosure of the identity of a privately held
25    company may cause competitive harm.
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1    construed to prevent a person or business from consenting
2    to disclosure.
3        (h) Proposals and bids for any contract, grant, or
4    agreement, including information which if it were
5    disclosed would frustrate procurement or give an advantage
6    to any person proposing to enter into a contractor
7    agreement with the body, until an award or final selection
8    is made. Information prepared by or for the body in
9    preparation of a bid solicitation shall be exempt until an
10    award or final selection is made.
11        (i) Valuable formulae, computer geographic systems,
12    designs, drawings and research data obtained or produced by
13    any public body when disclosure could reasonably be
14    expected to produce private gain or public loss. The
15    exemption for "computer geographic systems" provided in
16    this paragraph (i) does not extend to requests made by news
17    media as defined in Section 2 of this Act when the
18    requested information is not otherwise exempt and the only
19    purpose of the request is to access and disseminate
20    information regarding the health, safety, welfare, or
21    legal rights of the general public.
22        (j) The following information pertaining to
23    educational matters:
24            (i) test questions, scoring keys and other
25        examination data used to administer an academic
26        examination;



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1            (ii) information received by a primary or
2        secondary school, college, or university under its
3        procedures for the evaluation of faculty members by
4        their academic peers;
5            (iii) information concerning a school or
6        university's adjudication of student disciplinary
7        cases, but only to the extent that disclosure would
8        unavoidably reveal the identity of the student; and
9            (iv) course materials or research materials used
10        by faculty members.
11        (k) Architects' plans, engineers' technical
12    submissions, and other construction related technical
13    documents for projects not constructed or developed in
14    whole or in part with public funds and the same for
15    projects constructed or developed with public funds,
16    including but not limited to power generating and
17    distribution stations and other transmission and
18    distribution facilities, water treatment facilities,
19    airport facilities, sport stadiums, convention centers,
20    and all government owned, operated, or occupied buildings,
21    but only to the extent that disclosure would compromise
22    security.
23        (l) Minutes of meetings of public bodies closed to the
24    public as provided in the Open Meetings Act until the
25    public body makes the minutes available to the public under
26    Section 2.06 of the Open Meetings Act.



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1        (m) Communications between a public body and an
2    attorney or auditor representing the public body that would
3    not be subject to discovery in litigation, and materials
4    prepared or compiled by or for a public body in
5    anticipation of a criminal, civil or administrative
6    proceeding upon the request of an attorney advising the
7    public body, and materials prepared or compiled with
8    respect to internal audits of public bodies.
9        (n) Records relating to a public body's adjudication of
10    employee grievances or disciplinary cases; however, this
11    exemption shall not extend to the final outcome of cases in
12    which discipline is imposed.
13        (o) Administrative or technical information associated
14    with automated data processing operations, including but
15    not limited to software, operating protocols, computer
16    program abstracts, file layouts, source listings, object
17    modules, load modules, user guides, documentation
18    pertaining to all logical and physical design of
19    computerized systems, employee manuals, and any other
20    information that, if disclosed, would jeopardize the
21    security of the system or its data or the security of
22    materials exempt under this Section.
23        (p) Records relating to collective negotiating matters
24    between public bodies and their employees or
25    representatives, except that any final contract or
26    agreement shall be subject to inspection and copying.



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1        (q) Test questions, scoring keys, and other
2    examination data used to determine the qualifications of an
3    applicant for a license or employment.
4        (r) The records, documents, and information relating
5    to real estate purchase negotiations until those
6    negotiations have been completed or otherwise terminated.
7    With regard to a parcel involved in a pending or actually
8    and reasonably contemplated eminent domain proceeding
9    under the Eminent Domain Act, records, documents and
10    information relating to that parcel shall be exempt except
11    as may be allowed under discovery rules adopted by the
12    Illinois Supreme Court. The records, documents and
13    information relating to a real estate sale shall be exempt
14    until a sale is consummated.
15        (s) Any and all proprietary information and records
16    related to the operation of an intergovernmental risk
17    management association or self-insurance pool or jointly
18    self-administered health and accident cooperative or pool.
19    Insurance or self insurance (including any
20    intergovernmental risk management association or self
21    insurance pool) claims, loss or risk management
22    information, records, data, advice or communications.
23        (t) Information contained in or related to
24    examination, operating, or condition reports prepared by,
25    on behalf of, or for the use of a public body responsible
26    for the regulation or supervision of financial



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1    institutions or insurance companies, unless disclosure is
2    otherwise required by State law.
3        (u) Information that would disclose or might lead to
4    the disclosure of secret or confidential information,
5    codes, algorithms, programs, or private keys intended to be
6    used to create electronic or digital signatures under the
7    Electronic Commerce Security Act.
8        (v) Vulnerability assessments, security measures, and
9    response policies or plans that are designed to identify,
10    prevent, or respond to potential attacks upon a community's
11    population or systems, facilities, or installations, the
12    destruction or contamination of which would constitute a
13    clear and present danger to the health or safety of the
14    community, but only to the extent that disclosure could
15    reasonably be expected to jeopardize the effectiveness of
16    the measures or the safety of the personnel who implement
17    them or the public. Information exempt under this item may
18    include such things as details pertaining to the
19    mobilization or deployment of personnel or equipment, to
20    the operation of communication systems or protocols, or to
21    tactical operations.
22        (w) (Blank).
23        (x) Maps and other records regarding the location or
24    security of generation, transmission, distribution,
25    storage, gathering, treatment, or switching facilities
26    owned by a utility, by a power generator, or by the



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1    Illinois Power Agency.
2        (y) Information contained in or related to proposals,
3    bids, or negotiations related to electric power
4    procurement under Section 1-75 of the Illinois Power Agency
5    Act and Section 16-111.5 of the Public Utilities Act that
6    is determined to be confidential and proprietary by the
7    Illinois Power Agency or by the Illinois Commerce
8    Commission.
9        (z) Information about students exempted from
10    disclosure under Sections 10-20.38 or 34-18.29 of the
11    School Code, and information about undergraduate students
12    enrolled at an institution of higher education exempted
13    from disclosure under Section 25 of the Illinois Credit
14    Card Marketing Act of 2009.
15        (aa) Information the disclosure of which is exempted
16    under the Viatical Settlements Act of 2009.
17        (bb) Records and information provided to a mortality
18    review team and records maintained by a mortality review
19    team appointed under the Department of Juvenile Justice
20    Mortality Review Team Act.
21        (cc) Information regarding interments, entombments, or
22    inurnments of human remains that are submitted to the
23    Cemetery Oversight Database under the Cemetery Care Act or
24    the Cemetery Oversight Act, whichever is applicable.
25        (dd) Correspondence and records (i) that may not be
26    disclosed under Section 11-9 of the Public Aid Code or (ii)



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1    that pertain to appeals under Section 11-8 of the Public
2    Aid Code.
3        (ee) The names, addresses, or other personal
4    information of persons who are minors and are also
5    participants and registrants in programs of park
6    districts, forest preserve districts, conservation
7    districts, recreation agencies, and special recreation
8    associations.
9        (ff) The names, addresses, or other personal
10    information of participants and registrants in programs of
11    park districts, forest preserve districts, conservation
12    districts, recreation agencies, and special recreation
13    associations where such programs are targeted primarily to
14    minors.
15        (gg) Confidential information described in Section
16    1-100 of the Illinois Independent Tax Tribunal Act of 2012.
17        (hh) The report submitted to the State Board of
18    Education by the School Security and Standards Task Force
19    under item (8) of subsection (d) of Section 2-3.160 of the
20    School Code and any information contained in that report.
21        (ii) Records requested by persons committed to or
22    detained by the Department of Human Services under the
23    Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act or committed to the
24    Department of Corrections under the Sexually Dangerous
25    Persons Act if those materials: (i) are available in the
26    library of the facility where the individual is confined;



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1    (ii) include records from staff members' personnel files,
2    staff rosters, or other staffing assignment information;
3    or (iii) are available through an administrative request to
4    the Department of Human Services or the Department of
5    Corrections.
6        (jj) (ii) Confidential information described in
7    Section 5-535 of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
8        (kk) Information or materials received, generated, or
9    maintained by a State's Attorney or other prosecutor,
10    county sheriff, or other law enforcement agency that relate
11    to a criminal case pending at the trial level.
12    (1.5) Any information exempt from disclosure under the
13Judicial Privacy Act shall be redacted from public records
14prior to disclosure under this Act.
15    (2) A public record that is not in the possession of a
16public body but is in the possession of a party with whom the
17agency has contracted to perform a governmental function on
18behalf of the public body, and that directly relates to the
19governmental function and is not otherwise exempt under this
20Act, shall be considered a public record of the public body,
21for purposes of this Act.
22    (3) This Section does not authorize withholding of
23information or limit the availability of records to the public,
24except as stated in this Section or otherwise provided in this
26(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-578, eff. 8-27-13;



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198-695, eff. 7-3-14; 99-298, eff. 8-6-15; 99-346, eff. 1-1-16;
2revised 1-11-16.)
3    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4becoming law.