92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB4938
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STATE RECORDS-VARIOUS                                                      

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the State Records Act. Adds a legislative policy. Includes      
   "digitized electronic material" and "databases" in the  definition  of      
   "record".  Exempts  "blank  forms"  from  the  definition of "record".      
   Removes the  exemptions  of  "processed  documents"  and  "reports  of      
   impaired  physicians"  from  the definition of "record". Provides that      
   records created or received by or coming under  the  authority  of  or      
   coming  into  the  custody, control, or possession of public officials      
   are public property and may not be destroyed except as provided by law      
   and must be available for public  inspection.  Deletes  the  provision      
   that  the  person  in  charge  of records may require a 24-hour notice      
   before inspection.  Deletes the provision allowing access  through  an      
   affidavit  to  information that is not defined as "public records" but      
   that  is  open  to  the  public.  Provides  requirements  for  storing      
   electronic records. Provides that the State Archives Board shall  also      
   serve  as  the  Illinois  State  Historical Records Advisory Board and      
   provides requirements for the Board. Repeals Sections  concerning  the      
   confidentially  of  foster  placement records, arrests, penalties, and      
   agency  procedures  for  record  destruction.  Makes  other   changes.      
   Effective immediately.                                                      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Allows the State Historian to authorize a representative to serve      
   on the State Records Commission. Makes other grammatical changes.           
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
        Restores the provision that reports of impaired physicians  under      
   Section 16.04 of the Medical Practice Act or Section 23 of the Medical      
   Practice  Act  of  1987  are  not  included  within  the definition of      
        GOVERNOR'S AMENDATORY VETO MESSAGE                                     
        Recommends that: further amends the State Records Act. Provides        
   that the violation of provisions governing the accessibility of public      
   financial records remains a Class B misdemeanor.                            
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0866

   Last action date: JAN-03-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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