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Legislative Update: Freedom of Information Act Updated

Illinois House Bill 47 amends the Freedom of Information Act to create another exemption from the Act. It prohibits inspecting or copying files or databases maintained by law enforcement regarding the physical or mental status of one or more individual subjects. Physical or mental status means any disability, defect, or malady that would or could present a danger to a responding law enforcement officer or the general public. This will have an effect on Illinois lawyers looking for discovery.