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Full Text of SB4015  101st General Assembly




State of Illinois
2019 and 2020


Introduced 1/4/2021, by Sen. Jil Tracy - John F. Curran - Dan McConchie - Dale A. Righter, Paul Schimpf, et al.


5 ILCS 420/1-109  from Ch. 127, par. 601-109
5 ILCS 420/2-101  from Ch. 127, par. 602-101

    Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Provides limitations concerning lobbying by a member of the General Assembly or his or her spouse or any immediate family member living with that member of the General Assembly. Expands the definition of "lobbying" for purposes of the Act. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Governmental Ethics Act is amended
5by changing Sections 1-109 and 2-101 as follows:
6    (5 ILCS 420/1-109)  (from Ch. 127, par. 601-109)
7    Sec. 1-109. "Lobbying" means: (1) promoting or opposing in
8any manner the passage by the General Assembly of any
9legislative matter affecting the interests of any individual,
10association or corporation as distinct from those of the people
11of the State as a whole; (2) any communication with an official
12of the executive or legislative branch of State government, as
13defined under subsection (c) of Section 2 of the Lobbyist
14Registration Act, for the ultimate purpose of influencing any
15executive, legislative, or administrative action; or (3) any
16communication with an official of a unit of local government
17for the ultimate purpose of influencing any official action of
18the unit of local government.
19(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3401.)
20    (5 ILCS 420/2-101)  (from Ch. 127, par. 602-101)
21    Sec. 2-101. No member of the General Assembly, his or her
22spouse, or any immediate family member living with that member



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1of the General Assembly legislator may engage in lobbying, as
2that term is defined in Section 1-109, if he or she accepts
3compensation specifically attributable to such lobbying, other
4than that provided by law for members of the General Assembly.
5Nothing in this Section prohibits a member of the General
6Assembly, his or her spouse, or any immediate family member
7living with that member of the General Assembly legislator from
8lobbying without compensation or lobbying as part of his or her
9official duties as a member of the General Assembly.
10    A violation of this Section shall constitute a Class 3
11felony A misdemeanor.
12(Source: P.A. 77-2830.)
13    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
14becoming law.