A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney:
McSweeney’s Open Meetings Act Reform Bill Signed Into Law
Springfield, IL – Legislation, which will amend the Open Meetings Act to make reporting violations of the law easier, was signed into law today.
Previously, the Open Meetings Act only allowed the reporting of violations within 60 days from the alleged violation itself.
“I want to thank Senator Duffy for leading the effort in the Senate to pass this common sense piece of legislation that will make it easier for citizens to report government transparency violations,” Rep. McSweeney said.
House Bill 175 unanimously passed both legislative chambers this past spring. It is effective immediately.