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Full Text of SB0914  99th General Assembly


Sen. Michael Connelly

Filed: 4/16/2015





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 914 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act is
5amended by adding Section 5 as follows:
6    (50 ILCS 105/5 new)
7    Sec. 5. Ban on promotional materials.
8    (a) This Section applies to all units of local government,
9local officials, school districts, and public institutions of
10higher education, as that term is defined under Section 2 of
11the Higher Education Cooperation Act, which includes community
12colleges. This Section also applies to all employees of a unit
13of local government, a local official, school district, or
14public institution of higher education, and persons or
15contractors working on behalf of a unit of local government, a
16local official, school district, or public institution of



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1higher education.
2    (b) No person or entity to which this Section applies shall
3use public moneys to send any promotional materials to
4residents, except those directly related to course offerings,
5programs of study, or certificate or degree programs, including
6information regarding tuition and expenses, during the
7following periods:
8        (1) For units of local government with offices elected
9    at the consolidated election, during a period beginning
10    January 1 through the day after the consolidated election.
11        (2) For all other units of local government, during a
12    period beginning February 1 of the year of a general
13    primary election and ending the day after the general
14    primary election and during a period beginning September 1
15    of the year of a general election and ending the day after
16    the general election.
17    (c) The restrictions imposed under this Section do not
18apply to bills, schedules of events, or course-related
19materials, including financial aid.
20    (d) Any person who violates this Section is subject to the
21penalties set forth in Section 4 of this Act, including
22termination of employment.".