(5 ILCS 420/2-110)
(a) No member of the General Assembly shall accept any honorarium.
(b) As used in this Section:
"Honorarium" means a payment of money
to a member of the General Assembly for an appearance or speech,
any actual and necessary travel expenses incurred by the member of the General
Assembly (and one
relative) to the extent that those expenses are paid by any other person.
"Honorarium" does not include (i) cash payments made on behalf of a member of
the General Assembly to an organization described under Section 501(c)(3) of
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, (ii) an agent's fee or commission, or (iii)
funds reported under Article 9 of the Election Code.
"Travel expense" means the reasonable cost of transportation and the
cost of lodging and meals incurred while a person is away from his or her
residence or principal place of employment.
(c) Any honorarium or honoraria accepted in violation of this Section shall
be surrendered to the State Treasurer and deposited into the General Revenue
(Source: P.A. 89-405, eff. 11-8-95.)