Rep. Bill Mitchell

Filed: 4/19/2007





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1983 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Lobbyist Registration Act is amended by
5 changing Section 3 as follows:
6     (25 ILCS 170/3)  (from Ch. 63, par. 173)
7     Sec. 3. Persons required to register.
8     (a) Except as provided in Sections 4 and 9, the following
9 persons shall register with the Secretary of State as provided
10 herein:
11         (1) Any person who, for compensation or otherwise,
12     either individually or as an employee or contractual
13     employee of another person, undertakes to influence
14     executive, legislative or administrative action.
15         (2) Any person who employs another person for the
16     purposes of influencing executive, legislative or



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1     administrative action.
2     (a-5) A person may not register under this Act if (i) his
3 or her last day in the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor,
4 Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, Treasurer,
5 State Senator, or State Representative, whether due to
6 conclusion of the term or other event, was less than 24 months
7 earlier or (ii) he or she was an employee or appointee of, or
8 an employee or appointee of a governmental entity under the
9 jurisdiction or control of, the Governor, Lieutenant Governor,
10 Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, or
11 Treasurer less than 24 months earlier. A person subject to this
12 subsection who acts in a manner that would require the person
13 to be registered under this Act violates this Act as provided
14 in subsection (b).
15     (b) It is a violation of this Act to engage in lobbying or
16 to employ any person for the purpose of lobbying who is not
17 registered with the Office of the Secretary of State, except
18 upon condition that the person register and the person does in
19 fact register within 2 business days after being employed or
20 retained for lobbying services.
21 (Source: P.A. 93-615, eff. 11-19-03.)".