Deletes everything. Creates the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act and amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, the Open Meetings Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Election Code, the General Assembly Operations Act, the General Assembly Compensation Act, the General Assembly Staff Assistants Act, the Legislative Commission Reorganization Act of 1984, the Lobbyist Registration Act, the Illinois Procurement Code, the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act, the Raffles Act, and the State Lawsuit Immunity Act. Makes changes with respect to State executive and legislative branch officers, candidates, appointees, and employees concerning the following ethical matters: prohibited gifts; gubernatorial late term appointments; disclosures by appointees; public service advertisements; constituent correspondence; solicitation, use, and reporting of campaign contributions; political activities by employees; lobbying; whistle blower protection; and procurement of State contracts. Provides for the appointment of ethics commissions and inspectors general for the executive branch and legislative branch, except the Auditor General. Requires the Auditor General to appoint an inspector general. Requires units of local government and school districts to adopt similar gift and political activity restrictions. Preempts home rule. Repeals the State Employees Political Activity Act, the Whistle Blower Protection Act, and the State Gift Ban Act. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Changes the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act to permit fundraising functions in Sangamon County from June 1 until the first day of fall veto session each year by General Assembly members or candidates from districts entirely within the county. Removes the provision that the investigation methods of the Executive and Legislative Inspectors General are subject to the approval of the Attorney General. Removes the provision that subpoena issuance by the Legislative Inspector General is subject to approval of the Attorney General. In the Lobbyist Registration Act, removes the exception for entities that make non-binding recommendations to local governments, school districts, and community college districts from the prohibition against lobbyists serving on State boards and commissions. Provides that the lobbyist fee increase is in addition to any other fee increase enacted by the 93rd or any subsequent General Assembly.