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Full Text of SB1597  102nd General Assembly

SB1597 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB1597

 

Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
5 ILCS 420/4A-102  from Ch. 127, par. 604A-102
5 ILCS 420/4A-103  from Ch. 127, par. 604A-103

    Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Provides for the listing of additional interests on the statement of economic interests for members of the General Assembly and candidates for nomination or election to the General Assembly. Makes conforming changes.


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A BILL FOR

 

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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 4A-102 and 4A-103 as follows:
 
6    (5 ILCS 420/4A-102)  (from Ch. 127, par. 604A-102)
7    Sec. 4A-102. The statement of economic interests required
8by this Article shall include the economic interests of the
9person making the statement as provided in this Section. The
10interest (if constructively controlled by the person making
11the statement) of a spouse or any other party, shall be
12considered to be the same as the interest of the person making
13the statement. Campaign receipts shall not be included in this
14statement.
15        (a) The following interests shall be listed by all
16    persons required to file:
17            (1) The name, address and type of practice of any
18        professional organization or individual professional
19        practice in which the person making the statement was
20        an officer, director, associate, partner or
21        proprietor, or served in any advisory capacity, from
22        which income in excess of $1200 was derived during the
23        preceding calendar year;

 

 

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1            (2) The nature of professional services (other
2        than services rendered to the unit or units of
3        government in relation to which the person is required
4        to file) and the nature of the entity to which they
5        were rendered if fees exceeding $5,000 were received
6        during the preceding calendar year from the entity for
7        professional services rendered by the person making
8        the statement.
9            (3) The identity (including the address or legal
10        description of real estate) of any capital asset from
11        which a capital gain of $5,000 or more was realized in
12        the preceding calendar year.
13            (4) The name of any unit of government which has
14        employed the person making the statement during the
15        preceding calendar year other than the unit or units
16        of government in relation to which the person is
17        required to file.
18            (5) The name of any entity from which a gift or
19        gifts, or honorarium or honoraria, valued singly or in
20        the aggregate in excess of $500, was received during
21        the preceding calendar year.
22        (b) The following interests shall also be listed by
23    persons listed in items (a) through (f), item (l), item
24    (n), and item (p) of Section 4A-101:
25            (1) The name and instrument of ownership in any
26        entity doing business in the State of Illinois, in

 

 

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1        which an ownership interest held by the person at the
2        date of filing is in excess of $5,000 fair market value
3        or from which dividends of in excess of $1,200 were
4        derived during the preceding calendar year. (In the
5        case of real estate, location thereof shall be listed
6        by street address, or if none, then by legal
7        description). No time or demand deposit in a financial
8        institution, nor any debt instrument need be listed;
9            (2) Except for professional service entities, the
10        name of any entity and any position held therein from
11        which income of in excess of $1,200 was derived during
12        the preceding calendar year, if the entity does
13        business in the State of Illinois. No time or demand
14        deposit in a financial institution, nor any debt
15        instrument need be listed.
16            (3) The identity of any compensated lobbyist with
17        whom the person making the statement maintains a close
18        economic association, including the name of the
19        lobbyist and specifying the legislative matter or
20        matters which are the object of the lobbying activity,
21        and describing the general type of economic activity
22        of the client or principal on whose behalf that person
23        is lobbying.
24        (c) The following interests shall also be listed by
25    persons listed in items (a) through (c) and item (e) of
26    Section 4A-101.5:

 

 

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1            (1) The name and instrument of ownership in any
2        entity doing business with a unit of local government
3        in relation to which the person is required to file if
4        the ownership interest of the person filing is greater
5        than $5,000 fair market value as of the date of filing
6        or if dividends in excess of $1,200 were received from
7        the entity during the preceding calendar year. (In the
8        case of real estate, location thereof shall be listed
9        by street address, or if none, then by legal
10        description). No time or demand deposit in a financial
11        institution, nor any debt instrument need be listed.
12            (2) Except for professional service entities, the
13        name of any entity and any position held therein from
14        which income in excess of $1,200 was derived during
15        the preceding calendar year if the entity does
16        business with a unit of local government in relation
17        to which the person is required to file. No time or
18        demand deposit in a financial institution, nor any
19        debt instrument need be listed.
20            (3) The name of any entity and the nature of the
21        governmental action requested by any entity which has
22        applied to a unit of local government in relation to
23        which the person must file for any license, franchise
24        or permit for annexation, zoning or rezoning of real
25        estate during the preceding calendar year if the
26        ownership interest of the person filing is in excess

 

 

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1        of $5,000 fair market value at the time of filing or if
2        income or dividends in excess of $1,200 were received
3        by the person filing from the entity during the
4        preceding calendar year.
5        (d) The following interests shall also be listed by
6    members of the General Assembly and candidates for
7    nomination or election to the General Assembly, including
8    immediate family members of such persons:
9            (1) The names of all businesses with which he or
10        she is associated.
11            (2) All sources of income, with a description of
12        all income in excess of $1,000.
13            (3) The names of securities in excess of $5,000
14        owned by the person making the statement or a
15        relative.
16            (4) The existence of any known blind trusts.
17            (5) Real property owned by the person making the
18        statement or relative, and its location (exempting
19        primary place of residence).
20            (6) Names of creditors owed debts in excess of
21        $10,000.
22            (7) Contracts between the person making the
23        statement or a relative and the State of Illinois.
24            (8) Any business association between the person
25        making the statement or relative and a registered
26        lobbyist.

 

 

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1    For the purposes of this Section, the unit of local
2government in relation to which a person required to file
3under item (e) of Section 4A-101.5 shall be the unit of local
4government that contributes to the pension fund of which such
5person is a member of the board.
6(Source: P.A. 101-221, eff. 8-9-19.)
 
7    (5 ILCS 420/4A-103)  (from Ch. 127, par. 604A-103)
8    Sec. 4A-103. The statement of economic interests required
9by this Article to be filed with the Secretary of State shall
10be filled in by typewriting or hand printing, shall be
11verified, dated, and signed by the person making the statement
12and shall contain substantially the following:
13
STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTEREST
14
(TYPE OR HAND PRINT)
15.............................................................
16(name)
17.............................................................
18(each office or position of employment for which this
19statement is filed)
20.............................................................
21(full mailing address)
22GENERAL DIRECTIONS:
23    The interest (if constructively controlled by the person
24making the statement) of a spouse or any other party, shall be
25considered to be the same as the interest of the person making

 

 

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1the statement.
2    Campaign receipts shall not be included in this statement.
3    If additional space is needed, please attach supplemental
4listing.
5    1. List the name and instrument of ownership in any entity
6doing business in the State of Illinois, in which the
7ownership interest held by the person at the date of filing is
8in excess of $5,000 fair market value or from which dividends
9in excess of $1,200 were derived during the preceding calendar
10year. (In the case of real estate, location thereof shall be
11listed by street address, or if none, then by legal
12description.) No time or demand deposit in a financial
13institution, nor any debt instrument need be listed.
14Business EntityInstrument of Ownership
15..............................................................
16..............................................................
17..............................................................
18..............................................................
19    2. List the name, address and type of practice of any
20professional organization in which the person making the
21statement was an officer, director, associate, partner or
22proprietor or served in any advisory capacity, from which
23income in excess of $1,200 was derived during the preceding
24calendar year.
25NameAddressType of Practice
26.............................................................

 

 

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1.............................................................
2.............................................................
3    3. List the nature of professional services rendered
4(other than to the State of Illinois) to each entity from which
5income exceeding $5,000 was received for professional services
6rendered during the preceding calendar year by the person
7making the statement.
8.............................................................
9.............................................................
10    4. List the identity (including the address or legal
11description of real estate) of any capital asset from which a
12capital gain of $5,000 or more was realized during the
13preceding calendar year.
14.............................................................
15.............................................................
16    5. List the identity of any compensated lobbyist with whom
17the person making the statement maintains a close economic
18association, including the name of the lobbyist and specifying
19the legislative matter or matters which are the object of the
20lobbying activity, and describing the general type of economic
21activity of the client or principal on whose behalf that
22person is lobbying.
23LobbyistLegislative MatterClient or Principal
24.............................................................
25.............................................................
26    6. List the name of any entity doing business in the State

 

 

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1of Illinois from which income in excess of $1,200 was derived
2during the preceding calendar year other than for professional
3services and the title or description of any position held in
4that entity. (In the case of real estate, location thereof
5shall be listed by street address, or if none, then by legal
6description). No time or demand deposit in a financial
7institution nor any debt instrument need be listed.
8EntityPosition Held
9..............................................................
10..............................................................
11..............................................................
12    7. List the name of any unit of government which employed
13the person making the statement during the preceding calendar
14year other than the unit or units of government in relation to
15which the person is required to file.
16.............................................................
17.............................................................
18    8. List the name of any entity from which a gift or gifts,
19or honorarium or honoraria, valued singly or in the aggregate
20in excess of $500, was received during the preceding calendar
21year.
22.............................................................
23    9. List the names of all businesses with which he or she is
24associated.
25.............................................................
26.............................................................

 

 

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1    10. List all sources of income, with a description of all
2income in excess of $1,000.
3.............................................................
4.............................................................
5    11. List the names of securities in excess of $5,000 owned
6by the person making the statement or a relative.
7.............................................................
8.............................................................
9    12. List the existence of any known blind trusts.
10.............................................................
11.............................................................
12    13. List the real property owned by the person making the
13statement or relative, and its location (exempting primary
14place of residence).
15.............................................................
16.............................................................
17    14. List the names of creditors owed debts in excess of
18$10,000.
19.............................................................
20.............................................................
21    15. List any contracts between the person making the
22statement or a relative and the State of Illinois.
23.............................................................
24.............................................................
25    16. List any business association between the person
26making the statement or relative and a registered lobbyist.

 

 

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1.............................................................
2.............................................................
3VERIFICATION:
4    "I declare that this statement of economic interests
5(including any accompanying schedules and statements) has been
6examined by me and to the best of my knowledge and belief is a
7true, correct and complete statement of my economic interests
8as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. I
9understand that the penalty for willfully filing a false or
10incomplete statement shall be a fine not to exceed $1,000 or
11imprisonment in a penal institution other than the
12penitentiary not to exceed one year, or both fine and
13imprisonment."
14................  ..........................................
15(date of filing)   (signature of person making the statement)
16(Source: P.A. 95-173, eff. 1-1-08.)