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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The General Assembly Compensation Act is amended
5by adding Section 5 as follows:
6    (25 ILCS 115/5 new)
7    Sec. 5. Prohibition on sexual harassment payoffs.
8Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no public funds,
9including, but not limited to, funds appropriated for office
10allowances under Section 4, shall be paid to any person in
11exchange for his or her silence or inaction related to an
12allegation or investigation of sexual harassment, as defined in
13Section 5-65 of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act,
14committed or allegedly committed by a member of the General
16    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17becoming law.