Dear [Decision Maker], The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is essential for ensuring accountability and transparency

in our government. There are currently four bills in the Illinois General Assembly that would weaken FOIA and make it more difficult to obtain public records and information. Please oppose HB5154 and all other attempts to undermine Illinois' FOIA. HB5154 Engrossed LRB096 18039 RLC 33411 b

1 AN ACT concerning employment. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in
the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Personnel Record Review Act is amended by 5 changing Section 11 as follows: 6 (820 ILCS 40/11) (from Ch. 48, par. 2011) 7 Sec. 11. This Act shall not be construed to diminish a 8 right of access to records already otherwise provided by law, 9 provided that disclosure of performance evaluations under the 10 Freedom of Information Act shall be prohibited. 11 (Source: P.A. 83-1104.) 12 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 13 becoming law.

Passed the IL House 70-39 HB 5154 Exempts the performance evaluations of many state employees from disclosure. Not assigned to committee HB 5069 Increases the cost of obtaining records and documents. Update: Dead SB 2978 Makes it harder to obtain records about police techiniques and discipline, and harder for plaintiffs to obtain attorney fees. Update: Dead SB 3040 Exempts the performance evaluations of police officers from disclosure. Only last year, the Illinois General Assembly passed sweeping legislation to strengthen and modernize Illinois' FOIA statute, and already this bill would weaken its provisions and make it harder and more expensive for Illinoisans to access information about their government. NO. 30 STATE OF ILLINOIS NINETY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

HOUSE ROLL CALL HOUSE BILL 5154 PERSONNEL RECORD-EVALUATION THIRD READING PASSED Mar 11, 2010 70 YEAS 39 NAYS 0 PRESENT
HOUSE BILL 5154. Introduced by Representative Chapa LaVia, AN ACT concerning employment.

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John E. Bradley Dan Brady Rich Brauer James D. Brosnahan* Daniel J. Burke William D. Burns Michael J. Carberry John D. Cavaletto Linda Chapa LaVia Franco Coladipietro Sandy Cole Annazette Collins Marlow H. Colvin Michael G. Connelly Elizabeth Coulson Fred Crespo Tom Cross Shane Cultra Barbara Flynn Currie John D'Amico Monique D. Davis William Davis Anthony DeLuca Lisa M. Dugan Kenneth Dunkin Jim Durkin Roger L. Eddy

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Keith Farnham Sara Feigenholtz Robert F. Flider Mary E. Flowers LaShawn K. Ford Mike Fortner Jack D. Franks John A. Fritchey Paul D. Froehlich Esther Golar Careen M. Gordon Jehan A. Gordon Deborah L. Graham* Julie Hamos Betsy Hannig Gary Hannig* Greg Harris Kay Hatcher Elizabeth Hernandez Jay C. Hoffman Thomas Holbrook Constance A. Howard Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr. Naomi D. Jakobsson Charles E. Jefferson Kevin Joyce Renée Kosel

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Lou Lang David R. Leitch Joseph M. Lyons Michael J. Madigan Sidney H. Mathias Frank J. Mautino Karen May Emily McAsey Michael P. McAuliffe Kevin A. McCarthy Jack McGuire Deborah Mell Susana A. Mendoza David E. Miller Bill Mitchell Jerry L. Mitchell Donald L. Moffitt Rosemary Mulligan Richard P. Myers Elaine Nekritz JoAnn D. Osmond Harry Osterman Brandon W. Phelps Sandra M. Pihos Raymond Poe Robert W. Pritchard Randy Ramey, Jr.

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Dennis M. Reboletti David Reis Dan Reitz Al Riley Robert Rita Chapin Rose Kathleen A. Ryg* Jim Sacia Angelo Saviano Timothy L. Schmitz George Scully, Jr.* Darlene J. Senger Carol A. Sente Michael K. Smith Keith P. Sommer Cynthia Soto Ron Stephens Ed Sullivan, Jr. André M. Thapedi Jil Tracy Michael W. Tryon Arthur L. Turner Patrick J. Verschoore Ronald A. Wait Mark L. Walker Eddie Washington Jim Watson

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Legislative Information System Board Members Senator Pamela Althoff (R) Senator Tim Bivins (R) Senator Michael Bond (D) Senator Dan Duffy (Co-Chair) (R) Senator Toi Hutchinson (D) Senator David Koehler (D) Representative Michael Connelly (R) Representative Jill Tracy (R) Representative Jim Sacia (R) Representative (D) (awaiting appointment) Representative (D) (awaiting appointment) Representative (D) (awaiting appointment)