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90_HB0071 5 ILCS 140/7 from Ch. 116, par. 207 Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that an individual's date of birth, driver's license number, and social security number are exempt from inspection and copying. Effective immediately. LRB9000470MWpc LRB9000470MWpc 1 AN ACT to amend the Freedom of Information Act by 2 changing Section 7. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Freedom of Information Act is amended by 6 changing Section 7 as follows: 7 (5 ILCS 140/7) (from Ch. 116, par. 207) 8 Sec. 7. Exemptions. 9 (1) The following shall be exempt from inspection and 10 copying: 11 (a) Information specifically prohibited from 12 disclosure by federal or State law or rules and 13 regulations adopted under federal or State law. 14 (b) Information that, if disclosed, would 15 constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal 16 privacy, unless the disclosure is consented to in writing 17 by the individual subjects of the information. The 18 disclosure of information that bears on the public duties 19 of public employees and officials shall not be considered 20 an invasion of personal privacy. Information exempted 21 under this subsection (b) shall include but is not 22 limited to: 23 (i) files and personal information maintained 24 with respect to clients, patients, residents, 25 students or other individuals receiving social, 26 medical, educational, vocational, financial, 27 supervisory or custodial care or services directly 28 or indirectly from federal agencies or public 29 bodies; 30 (ii) personnel files and personal information 31 maintained with respect to employees, appointees or -2- LRB9000470MWpc 1 elected officials of any public body or applicants 2 for those positions; 3 (iii) files and personal information 4 maintained with respect to any applicant, registrant 5 or licensee by any public body cooperating with or 6 engaged in professional or occupational 7 registration, licensure or discipline; 8 (iv) information required of any taxpayer in 9 connection with the assessment or collection of any 10 tax unless disclosure is otherwise required by State 11 statute;
and12 (v) information revealing the identity of 13 persons who file complaints with or provide 14 information to administrative, investigative, law 15 enforcement or penal agencies; provided, however, 16 that identification of witnesses to traffic 17 accidents, traffic accident reports, and rescue 18 reports may be provided by agencies of local 19 government, except in a case for which a criminal 20 investigation is ongoing, without constituting a 21 clearly unwarranted per se invasion of personal 22 privacy under this subsection; and .23 (vi) an individual's date of birth, driver's 24 license number, and social security number. 25 (c) Records compiled by any public body for 26 administrative enforcement proceedings and any law 27 enforcement or correctional agency for law enforcement 28 purposes or for internal matters of a public body, but 29 only to the extent that disclosure would: 30 (i) interfere with pending or actually and 31 reasonably contemplated law enforcement proceedings 32 conducted by any law enforcement or correctional 33 agency; 34 (ii) interfere with pending administrative -3- LRB9000470MWpc 1 enforcement proceedings conducted by any public 2 body; 3 (iii) deprive a person of a fair trial or an 4 impartial hearing; 5 (iv) unavoidably disclose the identity of a 6 confidential source or confidential information 7 furnished only by the confidential source; 8 (v) disclose unique or specialized 9 investigative techniques other than those generally 10 used and known or disclose internal documents of 11 correctional agencies related to detection, 12 observation or investigation of incidents of crime 13 or misconduct; 14 (vi) constitute an invasion of personal 15 privacy under subsection (b) of this Section; 16 (vii) endanger the life or physical safety of 17 law enforcement personnel or any other person; or 18 (viii) obstruct an ongoing criminal 19 investigation. 20 (d) Criminal history record information maintained 21 by State or local criminal justice agencies, except the 22 following which shall be open for public inspection and 23 copying: 24 (i) chronologically maintained arrest 25 information, such as traditional arrest logs or 26 blotters; 27 (ii) the name of a person in the custody of a 28 law enforcement agency and the charges for which 29 that person is being held; 30 (iii) court records that are public; 31 (iv) records that are otherwise available 32 under State or local law; or 33 (v) records in which the requesting party is 34 the individual identified, except as provided under -4- LRB9000470MWpc 1 part (vii) of paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of 2 this Section. 3 "Criminal history record information" means data 4 identifiable to an individual and consisting of 5 descriptions or notations of arrests, detentions, 6 indictments, informations, pre-trial proceedings, trials, 7 or other formal events in the criminal justice system or 8 descriptions or notations of criminal charges (including 9 criminal violations of local municipal ordinances) and 10 the nature of any disposition arising therefrom, 11 including sentencing, court or correctional supervision, 12 rehabilitation and release. The term does not apply to 13 statistical records and reports in which individuals are 14 not identified and from which their identities are not 15 ascertainable, or to information that is for criminal 16 investigative or intelligence purposes. 17 (e) Records that relate to or affect the security 18 of correctional institutions and detention facilities. 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 26 records of officers and agencies of the General Assembly 27 that pertain to the preparation of legislative documents. 28 (g) Trade secrets and commercial or financial 29 information obtained from a person or business where the 30 trade secrets or information are proprietary, privileged 31 or confidential, or where disclosure of the trade secrets 32 or information may cause competitive harm, including all 33 information determined to be confidential under Section 34 4002 of the Technology Advancement and Development Act. -5- LRB9000470MWpc 1 Nothing contained in this paragraph (g) shall be 2 construed to prevent a person or business from consenting 3 to disclosure. 4 (h) Proposals and bids for any contract, grant, or 5 agreement, including information which if it were 6 disclosed would frustrate procurement or give an 7 advantage to any person proposing to enter into a 8 contractor agreement with the body, until an award or 9 final selection is made. Information prepared by or for 10 the body in preparation of a bid solicitation shall be 11 exempt until an award or final selection is made. 12 (i) Valuable formulae, designs, drawings and 13 research data obtained or produced by any public body 14 when disclosure could reasonably be expected to produce 15 private gain or public loss. 16 (j) Test questions, scoring keys and other 17 examination data used to administer an academic 18 examination or determined the qualifications of an 19 applicant for a license or employment. 20 (k) Architects' plans and engineers' technical 21 submissions for projects not constructed or developed in 22 whole or in part with public funds and for projects 23 constructed or developed with public funds, to the extent 24 that disclosure would compromise security. 25 (l) Library circulation and order records 26 identifying library users with specific materials. 27 (m) Minutes of meetings of public bodies closed to 28 the public as provided in the Open Meetings Act until the 29 public body makes the minutes available to the public 30 under Section 2.06 of the Open Meetings Act. 31 (n) Communications between a public body and an 32 attorney or auditor representing the public body that 33 would not be subject to discovery in litigation, and 34 materials prepared or compiled by or for a public body in -6- LRB9000470MWpc 1 anticipation of a criminal, civil or administrative 2 proceeding upon the request of an attorney advising the 3 public body, and materials prepared or compiled with 4 respect to internal audits of public bodies. 5 (o) Information received by a primary or secondary 6 school, college or university under its procedures for 7 the evaluation of faculty members by their academic 8 peers. 9 (p) Administrative or technical information 10 associated with automated data processing operations, 11 including but not limited to software, operating 12 protocols, computer program abstracts, file layouts, 13 source listings, object modules, load modules, user 14 guides, documentation pertaining to all logical and 15 physical design of computerized systems, employee 16 manuals, and any other information that, if disclosed, 17 would jeopardize the security of the system or its data 18 or the security of materials exempt under this Section. 19 (q) Documents or materials relating to collective 20 negotiating matters between public bodies and their 21 employees or representatives, except that any final 22 contract or agreement shall be subject to inspection and 23 copying. 24 (r) Drafts, notes, recommendations and memoranda 25 pertaining to the financing and marketing transactions of 26 the public body. The records of ownership, registration, 27 transfer, and exchange of municipal debt obligations, and 28 of persons to whom payment with respect to these 29 obligations is made. 30 (s) The records, documents and information relating 31 to real estate purchase negotiations until those 32 negotiations have been completed or otherwise terminated. 33 With regard to a parcel involved in a pending or actually 34 and reasonably contemplated eminent domain proceeding -7- LRB9000470MWpc 1 under Article VII of the Code of Civil Procedure, 2 records, documents and information relating to that 3 parcel shall be exempt except as may be allowed under 4 discovery rules adopted by the Illinois Supreme Court. 5 The records, documents and information relating to a real 6 estate sale shall be exempt until a sale is consummated. 7 (t) Any and all proprietary information and records 8 related to the operation of an intergovernmental risk 9 management association or self-insurance pool or jointly 10 self-administered health and accident cooperative or 11 pool. 12 (u) Information concerning a university's 13 adjudication of student or employee grievance or 14 disciplinary cases, to the extent that disclosure would 15 reveal the identity of the student or employee and 16 information concerning any public body's adjudication of 17 student or employee grievances or disciplinary cases, 18 except for the final outcome of the cases. 19 (v) Course materials or research materials used by 20 faculty members. 21 (w) Information related solely to the internal 22 personnel rules and practices of a public body. 23 (x) 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 27 institutions or insurance companies, unless disclosure is 28 otherwise required by State law. 29 (y) Information the disclosure of which is 30 restricted under Section 5-108 of the Public Utilities 31 Act. 32 (z) Manuals or instruction to staff that relate to 33 establishment or collection of liability for any State 34 tax or that relate to investigations by a public body to -8- LRB9000470MWpc 1 determine violation of any criminal law. 2 (aa) Applications, related documents, and medical 3 records received by the Experimental Organ 4 Transplantation Procedures Board and any and all 5 documents or other records prepared by the Experimental 6 Organ Transplantation Procedures Board or its staff 7 relating to applications it has received. 8 (bb) Insurance or self insurance (including any 9 intergovernmental risk management association or self 10 insurance pool) claims, loss or risk management 11 information, records, data, advice or communications. 12 (cc) Information and records held by the Department 13 of Public Health and its authorized representatives 14 relating to known or suspected cases of sexually 15 transmissible disease or any information the disclosure 16 of which is restricted under the Illinois Sexually 17 Transmissible Disease Control Act. 18 (dd) Information the disclosure of which is 19 exempted under Section 7 of the Radon Mitigation Act. 20 (ee) Firm performance evaluations under Section 55 21 of the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying 22 Qualifications Based Selection Act. 23 (2) This Section does not authorize withholding of 24 information or limit the availability of records to the 25 public, except as stated in this Section or otherwise 26 provided in this Act. 27 (Source: P.A. 87-241; 87-673; 87-895; 88-444.) 28 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 29 becoming law.
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