102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/31/2022, by Rep. Daniel Didech
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that a public body may hold a
closed meeting to consider security procedures, school building safety and
security, and the use of personnel, equipment, reporting to law
enforcement, or legal action to respond to an actual, a threatened, or a
potential danger to the safety of employees, students, staff,
the public, or
property. Amends the Freedom of Information Act.
Exempts from inspection and copying records concerning a school employee's
determination about whether an individual poses a clear and present
danger, a school district's report of a threat to law enforcement, or an
action by a school district under the Firearms Restraining Order Act.
Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Provides
that when the Illinois State Police is notified that a person has been
determined to pose a clear and present danger, it shall determine whether
to file an action under the Firearms Restraining Order Act with that person
as the respondent. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act.
Provides that when the Illinois State Police is notified that a person has
been determined to pose a clear and present danger, the Illinois State
Police shall determine whether to revoke the person's Firearm Owner's
Identification Card and whether to file an action under the Firearms
Restraining Order Act with that person as the respondent. Provides that
any information disclosed under this provision shall remain privileged and
confidential, and shall not be redisclosed, except as required under the
provisions reporting a person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm
to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Index, Denied
Persons Files or for the purpose of an action under the Firearms
Restraining Order Act. Amends the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Provides
that a school district board of directors or board of education may by
policy or resolution authorize a designee or designees to file petitions
for firearms restraining orders on its behalf with or without prior board
approval of a specific petition. Provides that for any petition filed by a
designee without prior board approval, the board must approve a resolution
ratifying the specific petition as soon as possible after the filing of the
petition, but no later than 30 days after the filing of the petition.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning firearms.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Open Meetings Act is amended by changing
Section 2 as follows:
(5 ILCS 120/2)
(from Ch. 102, par. 42)
(a) Openness required. All meetings of public
be open to the public unless excepted in subsection (c)
closed in accordance with Section 2a.
(b) Construction of exceptions. The exceptions contained
(c) are in derogation of the requirement that
meet in the open, and therefore, the exceptions
are to be strictly
construed, extending only to subjects
clearly within their scope.
The exceptions authorize but do
not require the holding of
a closed meeting to discuss a
subject included within an enumerated exception.
(c) Exceptions. A public body may hold closed meetings to
(1) The appointment, employment, compensation,
or dismissal of specific
employees, specific individuals who serve as independent
contractors in a park, recreational, or educational