Open Meetings Act
| August 03, 2012
Open Meetings Act. Public Act 97-827 (Pihos, R-Glen Ellyn; Dillard, R-Westmont) makes two changes to the Open Meetings Act. (1) An agenda must set forth the general subject matter of any resolution or ordinance that will be the subject of final action at a meeting. (2) The public body must ensure that at least one copy of any notice and agenda for the meeting is continuously available for public review during the entire 48-hour period before the meeting. Posting on its website satisfies this requirement, but if a notice or agenda is not continuously available for the full 48-hour period because of events outside of the control of the public body, then that lack of availability does not invalidate any meeting or action taken at a meeting. Effective Jan. 1, 2013.