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Rep. Connor-sponsored law amending the Freedom of Information Act now in effect

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 10, 2019


A new law sponsored by Rep. John Connor (D-85) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Freedom of Information Act went into effect on Aug. 9, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.

The legislation was introduced in bill HB120 on Dec. 10, 2018, when Rep. Michael J. Madigan (D-22) filed it with the House clerk.

According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Freedom of Information Act" and "make a technical change in a section concerning the short title".

After debate, the House passed the bill on April 4 and it arrived in the House on May 23, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 29. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on Aug. 9. The law went into effect immediately.

Illinois legislature enacts laws through bills that can be introduced in either the state House of Representatives or the state Senate. Either chamber of the legislature can reject or amend a bill before it becomes law. Legislators sometimes sponsor "shell bills" devoid of substantive provisions, introduced with the intention of being amended later to include actual legislation.

The following table shows the full history of actions on HB120.

Date
Chamber
Action
12/10/2018
House
Prefiled with Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Madigan
1/9/2019
House
First Reading
1/9/2019
House
Referred to Rules Committee
1/29/2019
House
Assigned to Executive Committee
2/6/2019
House
Do Pass / Short Debate Executive Committee; 007-005-000
2/7/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate **
3/18/2019
House
Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
3/19/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Veterans' Affairs Committee
3/19/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
3/19/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
3/19/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
3/29/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Veterans' Affairs Committee; 013-000-000
4/2/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Murphy
4/2/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
4/2/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy E. Frese
4/2/2019
House
Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Jerry Costello, II
4/2/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
4/3/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
4/3/2019
House
Second Reading - Short Debate
4/3/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
4/3/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
4/3/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
4/3/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
4/3/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
4/3/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
4/4/2019
House
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
4/4/2019
Senate
Arrive in Senate
4/4/2019
Senate
First Reading
4/4/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
4/4/2019
Senate
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
4/4/2019
Senate
Referred to Assignments
4/23/2019
Senate
Alternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Cristina Castro
4/24/2019
Senate
Assigned to Veterans Affairs
5/2/2019
Senate
Do Pass Veterans Affairs; 006-000-000
5/2/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
5/2/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
5/2/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 7, 2019
5/2/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
5/7/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Veterans Affairs
5/7/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
5/8/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
5/8/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
5/9/2019
Senate
Second Reading
5/9/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2019
5/14/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
5/14/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
5/14/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Veterans Affairs
5/16/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
5/17/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
5/17/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
5/20/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
5/20/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Craig Wilcox
5/20/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Paul Schimpf
5/21/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason Plummer
5/21/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
5/21/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Brian W. Stewart
5/22/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Veterans Affairs; 006-000-000
5/22/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Veterans Affairs; 006-000-000
5/22/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
5/23/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 2
5/23/2019
House
Arrived in House
5/23/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
5/23/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Castro
5/23/2019
Senate
Recalled to Second Reading
5/23/2019
Senate
Third Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
5/23/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Castro
5/23/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
5/24/2019
House
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
5/24/2019
House
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
5/24/2019
House
Remove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
5/24/2019
House
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Veterans' Affairs Committee
5/24/2019
House
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
5/24/2019
House
Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
5/24/2019
House
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
5/24/2019
House
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Veterans' Affairs Committee
5/27/2019
House
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Veterans' Affairs Committee; 011-000-000
5/27/2019
House
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Veterans' Affairs Committee; 011-000-000
5/28/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
5/29/2019
House
Passed Both Houses
5/29/2019
House
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 118-000-000
5/29/2019
House
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 118-000-000
5/29/2019
House
House Concurs
5/31/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
6/27/2019
House
Sent to the Governor
8/9/2019
House
Effective Date August 9, 2019
8/9/2019
House
Governor Approved
8/9/2019
House
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0225

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