House Bill 5315, Alternative Open Meetings Act Training for Drainage Commissioners, passed the Senate State Government and Veterans Affairs yesterday afternoon. The bill now moves to the Senate Floor. IADD members are asked to contact his or her Senator to vote “yes” on HB 5315.
H.B. 5315 allows the Illinois Association of Drainage Districts to provide on-site training at educational meeting instead of completing the training online. The alternative training would meet the new state requirement that all appointed and elected officials must complete the open meeting act training. If the legislation passes, The alternative training conduct by a certified instructor would be completed at IADD hosted meetings at no extra cost to Attorney General Office.