DART-CURRIE-BLACK-RYDER, COWLISHAW, JOHNSON,
SCOTT, O'CONNOR, YARBROUGH, MCCARTHY, BROSNAHAN,
FRANKS, KLINGLER AND MCGUIRE.
OPEN MEET-CLOSED MEET CERTIFY
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Open Meetings Act. Removes the requirement that
minutes of a closed meeting be written, and permits that the minutes
be recorded by an audio or video method or by a court reporter.
Requires that a public body keep verbatim minutes of a closed meeting.
Permits disclosure of those minutes only as the public body determines
or for a court's in camera review when the meeting is alleged to have
violated the Act. Effective immediately.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that minutes of closed meetings shall be disclosed upon
direction by a court as well as by the public body.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that the Act's provisions regarding availability of
minutes at closed meetings do not supersede privacy or confidentiality
interests of existing State or federal law.
STATE MANDATES NOTE, H-AM 1, 2
(Department of Commerce and Community Affairs)
In the opinion of the DCCA, HB 3098 (H-am 1, 2) creates a due
process mandate for which reimbursement of the increased costs
to local governments is not required under the State Mandates
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
5 ILCS 120/2.06
Adds reference to:
5 ILCS 120/2a from Ch. 102, par. 42a
Deletes everything. Amends the Open Meetings Act. Requires that
the presiding officer of a closed meeting certify that the closed
meeting did not violate the Act. Provides the form for the
certification and that the certification be available for inspection
and copying within 7 working days after the meeting. Effective
July 1, 2002.
GOVERNOR'S AMENDATORY VETO MESSAGE
Recommends providing that the presiding officer of a closed
meeting must certify that he or she believes the Open Meetings Act
was not violated only if that is his or her belief. Provides that
the officer must certify that he or she has read (instead of
understands) certain provisions of the Act.
Last action on Bill: BILL DEAD-AMENDATORY VETO
Last action date: MAR-06-2002
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 1
END OF INQUIRY
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