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

5 ILCS 420/Art. 2

 
    (5 ILCS 420/Art. 2 heading)
ARTICLE 2. RESTRICTED ACTIVITIES

5 ILCS 420/2-101

    (5 ILCS 420/2-101) (from Ch. 127, par. 602-101)
    Sec. 2-101. No legislator may engage in lobbying, as that term is defined in Section 1-109, if he accepts compensation specifically attributable to such lobbying, other than that provided by law for members of the General Assembly. Nothing in this Section prohibits a legislator from lobbying without compensation.
    A violation of this Section shall constitute a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2830.)

5 ILCS 420/2-103

    (5 ILCS 420/2-103) (from Ch. 127, par. 602-103)
    Sec. 2-103. No legislator may accept compensation, other than that provided by law for members of the General Assembly, for performance of his official legislative duties. No person, other than State officials or employees performing their duties in making payments to members of the General Assembly as provided by law, may pay or offer to pay any legislator any compensation for performance of his official legislative duties.
    A violation of this Section is a petty offense.
(Source: P.A. 78-255.)

5 ILCS 420/2-104

    (5 ILCS 420/2-104) (from Ch. 127, par. 602-104)
    Sec. 2-104. No legislator may accept or participate in any way in any representation case, as that term is defined in Section 1-113, before (1) the Court of Claims of this State or (2) before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, when the State of Illinois is the respondent.
    This Section does not prohibit participation in such a representation case by a person with whom the legislator maintains a close economic association, unless the fact of that association is used to influence or attempt to influence the State agency in the rendering of its decision.
    A violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 93-721, eff. 1-1-05.)

5 ILCS 420/2-110

    (5 ILCS 420/2-110)
    Sec. 2-110. Honoraria.
    (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, excluding 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 reasonable 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 Fund.
(Source: P.A. 89-405, eff. 11-8-95.)