Senate bill enhances notice requirements for local governments

As noted in last week’s State Capitol Report, IAR supports Senate Bill 26 (as amended) which moves language currently in the Local Records Act to the more appropriate Open Meetings Act. The bill requires public bodies outside Cook County to give members of the public an electronic means to communicate with local officials if they do not have an individual email address.

In addition, the bill adds the requirement that public bodies post any required public notice on their website in addition to posting it in a newspaper. A link to the required information must be put on the public body’s home page.

The bill was unanimously approved by the Senate Local Government Committee and is pending on the Senate floor.

Watch future issues of the State Capitol Report for updates.

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About Julie Sullivan

Julie Sullivan is Director of Legislative and Political Affairs for Illinois REALTORS®. She assists in carrying out the legislative programs and policies of the Association, monitors and provides research and analysis on local, state, and federal legislation impacting the real estate industry, and represents the Association before the General Assembly, other elected officials, and other interest groups. She also prepares and coordinates materials related to the election of candidates for public office. Sullivan writes and edits State Capitol Report, the legislative newsletter of the Association, and contributes to the Illinois REALTOR® Magazine on governmental affairs issues. She also advises and provides staff support to the Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Member Involvement Group, the Realtors® Political Action Committee and various task forces and working groups which are appointed from time to time.

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