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Full Text of HB0695  100th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Legislative Information System Act is
5amended by changing Section 5.09 as follows:
6    (25 ILCS 145/5.09)
7    Sec. 5.09. Public computer access; legislative
8information. To make available to the public all of the
9following information in electronic form:
10        (1) On or before July 1, 1999, the weekly schedule of
11    legislative floor sessions for each of the 2 houses of the
12    General Assembly together with a list of matters pending
13    before them and the weekly schedule of legislative
14    committee hearings together with matters scheduled for
15    their consideration.
16        (2) On or before July 1, 1999, a list of the committees
17    of the General Assembly and their members.
18        (3) On or before July 1, 1999, the text of each bill
19    and resolution introduced and of each engrossed, enrolled,
20    and re-enrolled bill and resolution and the text of each
21    adopted amendment and conference committee report.
22        (4) On or before July 1, 1999, a synopsis of items
23    specified in paragraph (3) of this Section, together with a



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1    summary of legislative and gubernatorial actions regarding
2    each bill and resolution introduced.
3        (5) On or before July 1, 1999, the Rules of the House
4    and the Senate of the General Assembly.
5        (6) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second General
6    Assembly, the text of Public Acts.
7        (7) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second General
8    Assembly, the Illinois Compiled Statutes.
9        (8) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second General
10    Assembly, the Constitution of the United States and the
11    Constitution of the State of Illinois.
12        (9) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second General
13    Assembly, the text of the Illinois Administrative Code.
14        (10) Before the conclusion of the Ninety-second
15    General Assembly, the most current issue of the Illinois
16    Register published on or after the effective date of this
17    amendatory Act of 1998.
18        (11) Any other information that the Joint Committee on
19    Legislative Support Services elects to make available.
20    The information shall be made available to the public
21through a website maintained by the System the World Wide Web.
22The information may also be made available by any other means
23of access that would facilitate public access to the
25    Any documentation that describes the electronic digital
26formats of the information shall be made available through a



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1website maintained by the System the World Wide Web.
2    Personal information concerning a person who accesses this
3public information may be maintained only for the purpose of
4providing service to the person.
5    No fee or other charge may be imposed by the Legislative
6Information System as a condition of accessing the information,
7except that a reasonable fee may be charged for any customized
8services and shall be deposited into the General Assembly
9Computer Equipment Revolving Fund.
10    The electronic public access provided through the System's
11website World Wide Web shall be in addition to any other
12electronic or print distribution of the information.
13    Within one-year after the effective date of this amendatory
14Act of the 100th General Assembly, to the extent practicable,
15the System shall create a Spanish-language version of its
16website. The System's Spanish-language website shall, at a
17minimum, provide all the information described in paragraphs
18(1), (2), (4), (5), and (8) of this Section. The System may, in
19its discretion, make additional information available on its
20Spanish-language website.
21    No action taken under this Section shall be deemed to alter
22or relinquish any copyright or other proprietary interest or
23entitlement of the State of Illinois relating to any of the
24information made available under this Section.
25    The information shall be made available as provided in this
26Section in the shortest practicable time after it is publicly



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1available in any other form; provided that the System may make
2information available under this Section only if the
3availability in no way reduces the quality and timeliness of
4service available to and required under this Act for
5legislative users and does not unduly burden the General
6Assembly or its support services agencies. Failure to provide
7information under this Section does not affect the validity of
8any action of the General Assembly. The General Assembly and
9the State of Illinois are not liable for the accuracy,
10availability, or use of the information provided under this
12(Source: P.A. 90-666, eff. 7-30-98.)
13    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
14becoming law.