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.