Full Text of SB1670 100th General Assembly
SB1670enr 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Gubernatorial Boards and Commissions Act is
amended by changing Sections 5, 10, and 25 as follows:
(15 ILCS 50/5)
As used in this Act:
"Board" means a board authorized or created by executive
order of the Governor, statute, or the Illinois Constitution to
which the Governor has authority (whether or not exercised) to
appoint one or more members.
"Commission" means a commission or other body authorized or
created by executive order of the Governor, statute, or the
Illinois Constitution to which the Governor has authority
(whether or not exercised) to appoint one or more members.
"Office" means the Governor's Office of Boards and
Commissions, or a successor entity within the Governor's
"Sexual orientation" shall have the same meaning as in
Section 1-103 of the Illinois Human Rights Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-543, eff. 8-17-09.)
(15 ILCS 50/10)
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Repository of board and commission membership;
(a) The Office shall establish and maintain on the Internet
a centralized, searchable database, freely accessible to the
public, of information relating to appointed positions on the
State's boards and commissions.
The database shall include, at a minimum:
(1) The qualifications for, and the powers, duties, and
responsibilities of, each appointed position on each of the
State's boards and commissions.
(2) The name and term of each current appointed member
of a board or commission.
(3) Each current vacancy in appointed membership of
each of the State's boards and commissions.
(4) Information as to how a person may apply for
appointment to a board or commission, including a uniform
application that may be downloaded and printed or that may
be submitted electronically. Such application shall
include a data field where an applicant shall disclose his
or her ethnicity, gender and disability status for
Additionally, such application shall
include a data field where an applicant may optionally
disclose his or her sexual orientation for reporting
(5) A link to that section of the Secretary of State's
website that allows the public to search Statements of
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Economic Interest filed with the Secretary of State.
(b) In addition to the requirements of subsection (a) of
this Section, the Office shall establish and maintain on the
(1) a centralized location for an electronic mail
listserv for subscribers to receive notices of the meetings
of each board and commission and the meeting's agenda; and
(2) a listing of the meeting times and agendas for each
board and commission.
The Office shall send and post meeting notices and agendas
pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) at least 48 hours before
each meeting. For the purposes of this subsection (b),
"electronic mail listserv" means an automatic mailing list
server used to manage electronic mail transmissions to a list
(Source: P.A. 98-1087, eff. 1-1-15; 99-218, eff. 1-1-16
(15 ILCS 50/25)
Demographic composition; report.
October 1, 2015 and for each year thereafter, the Governor
shall file a report with the General Assembly detailing the
(1) the demographic information (ethnicity, gender,
and disability status) of each appointment made by the
Governor between July 1 of the prior year through June 30
of the reporting year
. Such demographic information shall
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also include the voluntarily and publicly disclosed sexual
orientation of each appointment
(2) the aggregate demographic information for those
persons who applied for an appointment with the Governor's
office, but were not appointed between July 1 of the prior
year through June 30 of the reporting year
. Such aggregate
demographic information shall also include the voluntarily
and publicly disclosed sexual orientation of those
(3) the demographic composition of the gubernatorial
appointees on each board, commission, and task force as of
June 30 of the reporting year.
Such demographic composition
information shall also include the voluntarily and
publicly disclosed sexual orientation of each appointee.
The Governor shall electronically publish an annual report
detailing the demographic composition of the gubernatorial
appointees on each board, commission, and task force as of the
date of the report.
(Source: P.A. 98-1087, eff. 1-1-15