(5 ILCS 340/5)
(from Ch. 15, par. 505)
Rules; Advisory Committee.
The State Comptroller shall
promulgate and issue reasonable rules and regulations as deemed necessary for
the administration of this Act.
However, all solicitations of State employees for contributions at their
workplace and all solicitations of State annuitants for contributions
shall be in accordance with rules promulgated by the Governor or his
or her designee or other agency as may be designated by the Governor.
All solicitations of State annuitants for contributions shall also be in
accordance with the rules promulgated by the applicable retirement system.
The rules promulgated by the Governor or his or her designee or other
agency as designated by the Governor shall include a Code of Campaign Conduct
that all qualified organizations and United Funds shall subscribe to in
writing, sanctions for violations of the Code of Campaign Conduct,
provision for the handling of cash contributions, provision for an Advisory
Committee, provisions for the allocation of expenses among the participating
organizations, an organizational plan and structure whereby responsibilities
are set forth for the appropriate State employees or State annuitants and
the participating organizations, and any other matters that are necessary to
accomplish the purposes of this Act.
The Governor or the Governor's designee shall promulgate rules to establish
the composition and the duties of the Advisory Committee. The Governor or the
Governor's designee shall make appointments to the Advisory Committee. The
powers of the Advisory Committee shall include, at a minimum, the ability to
impose the sanctions authorized by rule. Each State agency and each
retirement system shall file an annual report that sets
forth, for the prior calendar year, (i) the total amount of money
contributed to each qualified organization and united fund through both
payroll deductions and cash contributions, (ii) the number of employees or
State annuitants who have contributed to each qualified organization and
united fund, and (iii) any other information required by the rules. The report
shall not include the names of any contributing or non-contributing employees
or State annuitants. The report shall be filed with the
Advisory Committee no later than March 15. The report shall be available for
Other constitutional officers, retirement systems, the University of
Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago State University, Eastern
Illinois University, Governors State University, Illinois State University,
Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, and Western
Illinois University shall be governed by the rules promulgated pursuant to this
Section, unless such entities adopt their own rules governing solicitation of
contributions at the workplace.
All rules promulgated pursuant to this Section shall not discriminate
against one or more qualified organizations or United Funds.
(Source: P.A. 90-799, eff. 6-1-99; 91-896, eff. 7-6-00.)