Open Meetings Act 

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Open Meetings Act ensures that the actions and deliberations of public bodies are conducted openly;

WHEREAS, the Illinois State Board of Investment (Board) acknowledges its responsibility to hold open meetings in compliance with the Open Meetings Act;

WHEREAS, the Board must adopt rules to govern an individual's right to record the proceedings at meetings required to be open under the Open Meetings Act.[1]

WHEREAS, the Board must adopt rules to govern an individual's right to address public officials at meetings required to be open under the Open Meetings Act.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, if an individual wishes to record the proceedings at a meeting required to be open under the Open Meetings Act, the individual shall submit a written statement, prior to the meeting, which sets forth the individual's intent to record the meeting and the means by which the meeting will be recorded.  If an individual wishes to address public officials at a meeting required to be open under the Open Meetings Act, the individual shall submit a written statement, prior to the meeting, which sets forth the individual's intent to address public officials.  Such statements shall be submitted to the Board's General Counsel.

ADOPTED this 25th day of June, 2010.
AMENDED:  September 24, 2010

[1]Although no standards for such rules are set forth in the Act, it has been advised by the Attorney General that taping "should not be allowed to interfere with the overall decorum and proceedings of the matter."  1975 Ill. Att'y Gen. Op. No. 17.

 
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