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 Bill Status of HB0008  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  ETHICS-LOBBYING

House Sponsors
Rep. John A. Fritchey - William B. Black - Jack D. Franks - Elizabeth Coulson - Paul D. Froehlich, Naomi D. Jakobsson, Lisa M. Dugan, Ruth Munson, Sandra M. Pihos, Greg Harris, Deborah L. Graham, Robert W. Pritchard, Fred Crespo, JoAnn D. Osmond, Patricia R. Bellock, Franco Coladipietro, Karen A. Yarbrough, Esther Golar, Suzanne Bassi, Sandy Cole, Carolyn H. Krause, Renée Kosel, Harry R. Ramey, Jr. and Ed Sullivan, Jr.

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 430/5-47 new
5 ILCS 430/50-5
15 ILCS 305/14
25 ILCS 160/3 new
25 ILCS 170/2from Ch. 63, par. 172
25 ILCS 170/3from Ch. 63, par. 173
25 ILCS 170/3.1
25 ILCS 170/5
25 ILCS 170/6from Ch. 63, par. 176
25 ILCS 170/6.5
25 ILCS 170/7from Ch. 63, par. 177
25 ILCS 170/10from Ch. 63, par. 180
25 ILCS 170/11from Ch. 63, par. 181
25 ILCS 170/4 rep.


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act to impose revolving door restrictions on executive branch and legislative branch officers and employees. Amends the Secretary of State Act to give the Secretary of State Inspector General the authority to investigate lobbyist wrongdoing. Amends the General Assembly Staff Assistants Act concerning committee witness slips. Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act with respect to the following: the definition of "official"; lobbying entities; registration under the Act; serving on boards and commissions; reports; gifts; penalties; and other matters. Effective July 1, 2007.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
In the General Assembly Staff Assistants Act, changes the responsibility for posting witness slips from a staff person designated by the committee to the legislative committee clerk, as assigned. Removes the bill's July 1, 2007 effective date.

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Office of the Secretary of State)
 HB 8 (H-AM 1) has a minimal fiscal impact on the Secretary of State's Office.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
In the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, makes the one-year lobbying prohibition apply to executive branch constitutional officers as well as executive branch State employees. Removes the lobbying prohibition applicable to legislative branch employees and rewords the lobbying prohibition applicable to legislative branch members to prohibit them working as registered lobbyists to influence legislative action. In the Lobbyist Registration Act, exempts from registration (i) units of local government and school districts and (ii) elected officers, appointees, and employees of a unit of local government or school district who lobby exclusively for that unit or district in the scope of their duties. With respect to a lobbyist's report, (i) changes the expenditure and transaction itemization threshold from $10 to $75 and (ii) eliminates the required naming of officials known to have attended an event. Corrects a typographical error.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  12/5/2006HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. John A. Fritchey
  1/19/2007HouseFirst Reading
  1/19/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/24/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  1/24/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  1/29/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  1/29/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  1/29/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Jack D. Franks
  1/29/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  1/29/2007HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  1/29/2007HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  1/29/2007HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  1/29/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  1/29/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  1/29/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  1/29/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  1/29/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ruth Munson
  1/29/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  1/29/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  1/29/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Jack D. Franks
  1/29/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Jack D. Franks
  1/29/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  1/29/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  1/31/2007HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  2/6/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  2/7/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  2/7/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah L. Graham
  2/21/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  2/22/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by State Government Administration Committee
  2/22/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in State Government Administration Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/22/2007HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 011-000-000
  2/23/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/23/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  2/27/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  2/28/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  2/28/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  3/5/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. John A. Fritchey
  3/5/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/7/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to State Government Administration Committee
  3/15/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted State Government Administration Committee; 011-000-000
  3/20/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William B. Black
  3/20/2007HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  3/27/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Franco Coladipietro
  4/17/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. John A. Fritchey
  4/17/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/18/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  4/24/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/24/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted by Voice Vote
  4/24/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted by Voice Vote
  4/24/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/24/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  4/24/2007HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/24/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled
  4/24/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  4/27/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 3, 2007
  5/3/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 10, 2007
  5/10/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 18, 2007
  5/18/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 25, 2007
  5/22/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Bassi
  5/25/2007HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/1/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandy Cole
  5/1/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carolyn H. Krause
  5/1/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Renée Kosel
  5/1/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry R. Ramey, Jr.
  5/1/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr.
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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