On August 26, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed Illinois SB 1941, our state’s version of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA), into law as Public Act 98-1097. This makes Illinois the 11th state to enact UELMA into law (a complete list of states which have enacted UELMA is available on the AALL Government Relations Committee’s UELMA Resources Page). As we’ve noted in previous posts, the enactment of UELMA will help to ensure that electronically-published official primary law documents in Illinois are authenticated, preserved, and made permanently available to the public.
Thanks to all of the members of CALL and the AALL Government Relations Committee who helped make this happen. Special thanks go out to Keith Ann Stiverson and to Kip Kolkmeier, Lobbyist for the Illinois Library Association, for their efforts in getting the bill through the Illinois General Assembly.