SB 2506

  • Illinois Senate Bill
  • 102nd Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Apr 26, 2021
  • Passed Senate Apr 23, 2021
  • House
  • Governor

Counties-Clerk-Technology

Abstract

Amends the Local Records Act. Provides that a unit of local government, acting through its governing board, may authorize the use of technology to execute its duties, or assist in the execution of certain portions of public duties, where those technologies utilize commonly accepted methods of data storage and cybersecurity, and the unit of local government otherwise continues adherence to the Local Records Act. Provides that, where applicable law requires accepting information in writing, an appearance before an official in person, or requires a signature, the unit of local government may, in place of those requirements, adopt widely used technologies, such as video chat and secure digital signatures, to verify identity and process service requests. Provides that a unit of local government may also adopt a method of certifying paperless digital copies of any record using PDF file delivery if the unit of local government provides for free on its website an upload tool for any person in recipient of a certified digital file to confirm its authenticity. Requires a unit of local government to provide notice before adopting such procedures. Provides that the Act may be referred to as the At Your Service Act. Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes reference to: 50 ILCS 205/25 new Adds reference to: 55 ILCS 5/3-2003.6 new Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Counties Code. Provides that a county clerk may authorize the use of technology to execute the clerk's duties or assist in the execution of certain portions of public duties in specified circumstances. Provides that, where applicable law requires accepting information in writing, an appearance before an official in person, service of official records in paper copy, or requires a signature, the county clerk may, in place of those requirements, adopt widely used technologies such as video chat, secure data transmission portals, and secure digital signatures to verify identity and process service requests. Provides that a county clerk may also adopt a method of certifying paperless digital copies of any record using PDF or similar file delivery in specified circumstances. Provides that a county clerk replacing a previously paper-based process or appearance method must publish notice on the clerk's website, or in a newspaper of general circulation if the county clerk does not have a website, and in the principal office of business 60 days prior to making such a change.

Bill Sponsors (8)

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May 15, 2021

House

Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

May 04, 2021

House

Assigned to Executive Committee

Apr 27, 2021

House

Referred to Rules Committee

House

First Reading

House

Chief House Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita

Apr 26, 2021

House

Arrived in House

Apr 23, 2021

Senate

Third Reading - Passed; 058-000-000

Apr 19, 2021

Senate

Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler

Apr 15, 2021

Senate

Second Reading

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** April 20, 2021

Senate

Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek

Apr 14, 2021

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 15, 2021

Senate

Do Pass as Amended Local Government; 007-000-000

Senate

Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Craig Wilcox

Apr 13, 2021

Senate

Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes

Senate

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted

Senate

Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Terri Bryant

Mar 25, 2021

Senate

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Local Government

Mar 24, 2021

Senate

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dan McConchie

Senate

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments

Mar 23, 2021

Senate

Assigned to Local Government

Senate

Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Brian W. Stewart

Mar 17, 2021

Senate

Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Dan McConchie

Feb 26, 2021

Senate

Filed with Secretary by Sen. Omar Aquino

Senate

Referred to Assignments

Senate

First Reading

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