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sufficient to toll this limitations period,
there must be an affirmative act or
calculated to prevent discovery of the fact that a
has occurred. The
Legislative Inspector General
shall have the discretion to determine the
means of investigation as permitted by law.
(1.5) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the
contrary, the Legislative Inspector General, whether
appointed by the Legislative Ethics Commission or the
General Assembly, may initiate an investigation based on
information provided to the Office of the Legislative
Inspector General or the Legislative Ethics Commission
during the period from December 1, 2014 through November 3,
2017. Any investigation initiated under this paragraph
(1.5) must be initiated within one year after the effective
date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
(2) To request information relating to an
investigation from any
person when the Legislative
Inspector General deems that information necessary
conducting an investigation.
(3) To issue subpoenas, with the advance approval of
to compel the attendance of witnesses for
purposes of testimony and production of documents and
other items for
inspection and copying and to make service
of those subpoenas and subpoenas
issued under item (7) of
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(4) To submit reports as required by this Act.
(5) To file
pleadings in the name of
Inspector General with the Legislative Ethics
through the Attorney General, as provided in this Article
Attorney General finds that reasonable cause exists
to believe that a violation
(6) To assist and coordinate the ethics officers
State agencies under the jurisdiction of the
Inspector General and to work with those ethics officers.
(7) To participate in or conduct, when appropriate,
(8) To request, as the Legislative Inspector General
from ethics officers
of State agencies
under his or her jurisdiction, reports or information
(i) the content of a State agency's ethics
and (ii) the percentage of new officers and
have completed ethics training.
(9) To establish a policy that ensures the appropriate
handling and correct recording of all investigations of
allegations and to ensure that the policy is accessible via
the Internet in order that those seeking to report those
allegations are familiar with the process and that the
subjects of those allegations are treated fairly.
(Source: P.A. 96-555, eff. 8-18-09.)
This Act takes effect upon