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 Bill Status of HB1717  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  GOVT ETHICS - CAMPAIGN FUNDS

House Sponsors
Rep. Jim Durkin - Jim Watson - Sidney H. Mathias - Patricia R. Bellock - Michael W. Tryon and Chris Nybo

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Don Harmon - Edward D. Maloney - Jeffrey M. Schoenberg)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 430/5-57 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that any member of a board or commission whose appointment requires the advice and consent of the Senate and who receives a salary from the State must either (1) divest himself or herself of any funds supporting his or her candidacy for any federal, State, or local public office by (A) a direct return of funds to contributors in amounts not to exceed his or her individual contributions, (B) a transfer of funds to a charitable organization or organizations, or (C) a combination of items (A) and (B), or (2) have the funds placed in an account that is frozen for the duration of his or her term as a member of the board or commission, except for account activity related to covering the reasonable costs of maintaining the account. Provides that failure to comply with this Section shall render the office vacant. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
10 ILCS 5/9-8.7 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act and the Election Code. Provides that any member of a board or commission (i) whose appointment requires the advice and consent of the Senate, (ii) who is confirmed by the Senate, who holds office by a temporary appointment made under Section 9 of Article V of the Illinois Constitution, or who is appointed by the Governor as an acting member, and (iii) who receives a salary from the State for serving on that board or commission must divest or freeze the funds in any candidate political committee maintained or controlled by the member and may not establish a candidate political committee for the duration of his or her term on the board or commission. Provides that failure to divest or freeze those funds will result in forfeiture of those funds. Provides that an appointed member of a board or commission who establishes a candidate political committee during his or her term on the board or commission shall be subject to a $5,000 fine. Provides that a member may maintain his or her committee for the purpose of paying any debt owed by that member's committee if the debt was incurred by the committee prior to the member's appointment. Provides that the committee may make payments on the committee's outstanding debt, pay reasonable costs of maintaining the account or preparing reports, and accept certain contributions from the member and the member's spouse, parent, sibling, or child. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Adds reference to:
5 ILCS 430/5-45

Further amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that the revolving door prohibition does not apply to former officers, members, or State employees who accept employment from any federal, State, or local governmental unit.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jim Durkin
  2/16/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/16/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2011HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  3/2/2011HouseDo Pass / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 016-000-000
  3/3/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  3/3/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Watson
  3/3/2011HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Jim Watson
  4/11/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jim Durkin
  4/11/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/12/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to State Government Administration Committee
  4/12/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/12/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/14/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2011HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000
  4/15/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  4/15/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/15/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael W. Tryon
  4/15/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Nybo
  4/22/2011SenateArrive in Senate
  4/22/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading May 3, 2011
  4/25/2011SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  4/27/2011SenateFirst Reading
  4/27/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/4/2011SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/11/2011SenateDo Pass Executive; 013-000-000
  5/11/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 12, 2011
  5/12/2011SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 13, 2011
  5/26/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  5/26/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/26/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  5/26/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 013-000-000
  5/27/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  5/27/2011SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2011
  5/28/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jeffrey M. Schoenberg
  5/31/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  5/31/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/31/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Executive
  5/31/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 015-000-000
  5/31/2011SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/31/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Harmon
  5/31/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Harmon
  5/31/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/31/2011SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  5/31/2011HouseArrived in House
  5/31/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 2
  5/31/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Jim Durkin; MOTION #1
  5/31/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Jim Durkin; MOTION #1
  5/31/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee; MOTION #1
  5/31/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee; MOTION #1
  6/17/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Jim Durkin; MOTION #2
  6/17/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee; MOTION #2
  6/17/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Non-Concur Rep. Jim Durkin; MOTION #3
  6/21/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Executive Committee; MOTION #2
  6/22/2011HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Jack D. Franks
  6/22/2011HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Jack D. Franks
  6/22/2011HouseJudicial Note Requested by Rep. Jack D. Franks
  6/22/2011HouseState Debt Impact Note Requested by Rep. Jack D. Franks
  7/23/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(b) / Motion Referred to Rules Committee; MOTION #2
  7/23/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Rule 19(b) / Motion Referred to Rules Committee; MOTION #3
  7/23/2011HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  2/7/2012HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  2/7/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 2
  2/7/2012HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Executive Committee; MOTION #2
  2/7/2012HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Approved for Consideration Rules Committee; 004-000-000; Motion to Non-Concur; MOTION #3
  7/27/2012HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  7/27/2012HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(b) / Motion Referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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