(25 ILCS 170/10)
(from Ch. 63, par. 180)
(a) Any person who violates any of the provisions of this Act, except for a violation of Section 4.7 or paragraph (d) of Section 5, shall be
guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not more than $10,000 for each violation. Every day that a report or registration is late shall constitute a separate violation. In determining the appropriate fine for each violation, the trier of fact shall consider the scope of the entire lobbying project, the nature of activities conducted during the time the person was in violation of this Act, and whether or not the violation was intentional or unreasonable.
(a-5) A violation of Section 4.7 or paragraph (d) of Section 5 shall be considered a violation of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, subject to the jurisdiction of the Executive Ethics Commission and to all penalties under Section 50-5 of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.
(b) In addition to the penalties provided for in subsections (a)
and (a-5) of this Section, any person convicted of any violation of any provision of
this Act is prohibited for a period of three years from the date of such
conviction from lobbying.
(c) There is created in the State treasury a special fund to be known as
the Lobbyist Registration Administration Fund. All fines collected in the
enforcement of this Section shall be deposited into the Fund. These funds
shall, subject to appropriation, be used by the Office of the Secretary of
State for implementation and administration of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-554, eff. 11-16-17.)