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GENERAL PROVISIONS
(5 ILCS 430/) State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.

5 ILCS 430/50-5

    (5 ILCS 430/50-5)
    Sec. 50-5. Penalties.
    (a) A person is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor if that person intentionally violates any provision of Section 5-15, 5-30, 5-40, or 5-45 or Article 15.
    (a-1) An ethics commission may levy an administrative fine for a violation of Section 5-45 of this Act of up to 3 times the total annual compensation that would have been obtained in violation of Section 5-45.
    (b) A person who intentionally violates any provision of Section 5-20, 5-35, 5-50, or 5-55 is guilty of a business offense subject to a fine of at least $1,001 and up to $5,000.
    (c) A person who intentionally violates any provision of Article 10 is guilty of a business offense and subject to a fine of at least $1,001 and up to $5,000.
    (d) Any person who intentionally makes a false report alleging a violation of any provision of this Act to an ethics commission, an inspector general, the State Police, a State's Attorney, the Attorney General, or any other law enforcement official is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (e) An ethics commission may levy an administrative fine of up to $5,000 against any person who violates this Act, who intentionally obstructs or interferes with an investigation conducted under this Act by an inspector general, or who intentionally makes a false, frivolous, or bad faith allegation.
    (f) In addition to any other penalty that may apply, whether criminal or civil, a State employee who intentionally violates any provision of Section 5-5, 5-15, 5-20, 5-30, 5-35, 5-45, or 5-50, Article 10, Article 15, or Section 20-90 or 25-90 is subject to discipline or discharge by the appropriate ultimate jurisdictional authority.
(Source: P.A. 96-555, eff. 8-18-09.)

5 ILCS 430/50-10

    (5 ILCS 430/50-10)
    Sec. 50-10. Injunctive relief.
    (a) For a violation of any Section of this Act, an ethics commission may issue appropriate injunctive relief up to and including discharge of a State employee.
    (b) Any injunctive relief issued pursuant to this Section must comport with the requirements of Section 20-40.
(Source: P.A. 96-555, eff. 8-18-09.)

5 ILCS 430/Art. 70

 
    (5 ILCS 430/Art. 70 heading)
ARTICLE 70
GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES
(Source: P.A. 93-615, eff. 11-19-03.)

5 ILCS 430/70-5

    (5 ILCS 430/70-5)
    Sec. 70-5. Adoption by governmental entities.
    (a) Within 6 months after the effective date of this Act, each governmental entity other than a community college district, and each community college district within 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, shall adopt an ordinance or resolution that regulates, in a manner no less restrictive than Section 5-15 and Article 10 of this Act, (i) the political activities of officers and employees of the governmental entity and (ii) the soliciting and accepting of gifts by and the offering and making of gifts to officers and employees of the governmental entity.
    (b) Within 3 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, the Attorney General shall develop model ordinances and resolutions for the purpose of this Article. The Attorney General shall advise governmental entities on their contents and adoption.
    (c) As used in this Article, (i) an "officer" means an elected or appointed official; regardless of whether the official is compensated, and (ii) an "employee" means a full-time, part-time, or contractual employee.
(Source: P.A. 95-880, eff. 8-19-08.)