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GENERAL PROVISIONS
(5 ILCS 420/) Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.

5 ILCS 420/Art. 1

 
    (5 ILCS 420/Art. 1 heading)
ARTICLE 1. SHORT TITLE. DEFINITIONS

5 ILCS 420/1-101

    (5 ILCS 420/1-101) (from Ch. 127, par. 601-101)
    Sec. 1-101. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Illinois Governmental Ethics Act."
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3401.)

5 ILCS 420/1-102

    (5 ILCS 420/1-102) (from Ch. 127, par. 601-102)
    Sec. 1-102. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms described in this Article have the meanings ascribed to them in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 88-605, eff. 9-1-94.)

5 ILCS 420/1-104

    (5 ILCS 420/1-104) (from Ch. 127, par. 601-104)
    Sec. 1-104. "Compensation" means any money, thing of value, or economic benefit conferred on, or received by, any person in return for services rendered, or to be rendered, by himself or another.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3401.)

5 ILCS 420/1-105

    (5 ILCS 420/1-105) (from Ch. 127, par. 601-105)
    Sec. 1-105. "Economic opportunity" means any purchase, sale, lease, contract, option, or other transaction or arrangement involving property or services wherein a legislator may gain an economic benefit. The term shall not include gifts.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3401.)

5 ILCS 420/1-106

    (5 ILCS 420/1-106) (from Ch. 127, par. 601-106)
    Sec. 1-106. "Legislative interest" means a substantial economic interest, distinct from that of the general public, in one or more legislative matters.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3401.)

5 ILCS 420/1-107

    (5 ILCS 420/1-107) (from Ch. 127, par. 601-107)
    Sec. 1-107. "Legislative matter" means any bill, resolution, nomination, or other issue or proposal pending before the General Assembly or any committee, sub-committee, or commission thereof.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3401.)

5 ILCS 420/1-108

    (5 ILCS 420/1-108) (from Ch. 127, par. 601-108)
    Sec. 1-108. "Legislator" means a member or member-elect of the General Assembly.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3401.)

5 ILCS 420/1-109

    (5 ILCS 420/1-109) (from Ch. 127, par. 601-109)
    Sec. 1-109. "Lobbying" means promoting or opposing in any manner the passage by the General Assembly of any legislative matter affecting the interests of any individual, association or corporation as distinct from those of the people of the State as a whole.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3401.)

5 ILCS 420/1-110

    (5 ILCS 420/1-110) (from Ch. 127, par. 601-110)
    Sec. 1-110. "Lobbyist" means any person required to be registered under "An Act concerning lobbying and providing a penalty for violation thereof", approved July 10, 1957, as amended.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3401.)

5 ILCS 420/1-111

    (5 ILCS 420/1-111) (from Ch. 127, par. 601-111)
    Sec. 1-111. "Person" or "entity" means an individual, proprietorship, partnership, association, trust, estate, business trust, group, or corporation, whether or not operated for profit, or a governmental agency, unit, or subdivision.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3401.)

5 ILCS 420/1-112

    (5 ILCS 420/1-112) (from Ch. 127, par. 601-112)
    Sec. 1-112. "Person with whom the legislator maintains a close economic association" means a person associated with the legislator in a partnership, association or professional service corporation, whether as partner, officer, employee, associate, or otherwise.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3401.)

5 ILCS 420/1-113

    (5 ILCS 420/1-113) (from Ch. 127, par. 601-113)
    Sec. 1-113. "Representation case" means the professional representation of any person, client or principal, with or without compensation, in any matter before any State agency where the action or non-action of the State agency involves the exercise of substantial discretion. However, the term shall not include inquiries for information or other services rendered in a legislative capacity on behalf of a constituent or other member of the public.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3401.)

5 ILCS 420/1-114

    (5 ILCS 420/1-114) (from Ch. 127, par. 601-114)
    Sec. 1-114. "State agency" means any department, office, commission, board or authority within the Executive Department, and includes State-supported universities and colleges and the Illinois Building Authority.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3401.)

5 ILCS 420/1-115

    (5 ILCS 420/1-115) (from Ch. 127, par. 601-115)
    Sec. 1-115. "Instrument of Ownership" means deeds, common or preferred stock certificates, rights, warrants, options, bills of sale, contracts, interests in proprietorships, partnerships and joint ventures, and beneficial interests in trusts or land trusts.
(Source: P.A. 77-1806.)

5 ILCS 420/1-116

    (5 ILCS 420/1-116) (from Ch. 127, par. 601-116)
    Sec. 1-116. "Professional services" means services rendered in the practice of law, accounting, engineering, medicine, architecture, dentistry or clinical psychology.
(Source: P.A. 77-1806.)

5 ILCS 420/1-120

    (5 ILCS 420/1-120)
    Sec. 1-120. Unit of local government. "Unit of local government" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 1 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution and also includes school districts and community college districts.
(Source: P.A. 88-605, eff. 9-1-94.)