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Full Text of SB0663  102nd General Assembly

SB0663 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB0663

 

Introduced 2/24/2021, by Sen. Ann Gillespie

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
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    Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Creates a uniform statement of economic interest form that must be completed by all persons who are required to file that form under the Act. Changes the nature of the required disclosures that must be made. Requires the Secretary of State to adjust specified amounts that prompt disclosure under the Act for purposes of inflation, and requires the Secretary to make conforming changes to the statement of economic interest form. Requires candidates filing for supreme court justice, appellate court judge, circuit court judge, or judicial retention to file his or her statement of economic interests in written or printed form. Modifies requirements concerning legislator restricted activities and code of conduct. Prohibits a person appointed to an affected office from serving as an officer of a candidate political committee under specified circumstances. Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Further restricts fundraising in Sangamon County during sessions of the General Assembly. Modifies provisions concerning procurement and revolving door prohibitions concerning the fiscal administration of State contracts. Modifies requirements concerning the Legislative Inspector General. Amends the Election Code. Prohibits a member of the State Board of Elections from contributing to a political committee, serving as an officer of a political committee, or being a candidate supported by a candidate political committee. Prohibits a limited activity committee from accepting contributions except under specified circumstances. Provides that a limited activity committee may only make specified expenditures. Amends the General Assembly Compensation Act. Provides that the compensation to be paid per year to members of the General Assembly shall be paid bi-monthly. Provides for member compensation on a prorated basis. Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act. Applies the requirements of the Act to municipalities, counties, and officials thereof, and other specified State officials. Defines terms. Makes conforming changes. Adds applicability clause. Effective January 1, 2022.


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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 1-109, 1-110, 2-101, 3A-50 4A-102,
64A-103, 4A-107, and 4A-108 and by adding Sections 1-102.5,
71-104.3, 1-104.4, 1-104.5, 1-105.2, 1-105.3, 1-105.5, 1-105.6,
81-105.7, 1-112.5, 1-113.6, and 1-113.7 as follows:
 
9    (5 ILCS 420/1-102.5 new)
10    Sec. 1-102.5. Asset. "Asset" means, for the purposes of
11Sections 4A-102 and 4A-103, an item that is owned and has
12monetary value. For the purposes of Sections 4A-102 and
134A-103, assets include, but are not limited to: stocks, bonds,
14sector mutual funds, sector exchange traded funds, commodity
15futures, investment real estate, beneficial interests in
16trusts, business interests, and partnership interests. For the
17purposes of Sections 4A-102 and 4A-103, assets do not include:
18personal residences; personal vehicles; savings or checking
19accounts; bonds, notes, or securities issued by any branch of
20federal, state, or local government; Medicare benefits;
21inheritances or bequests, other than beneficial interests in
22trusts; diversified funds; annuities; pensions (including
23government pensions); retirement accounts; college savings

 

 

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1plans that are qualified tuition plans; qualified
2tax-advantaged savings programs that allow individuals to save
3for disability-related expenses; or tangible personal
4property.
 
5    (5 ILCS 420/1-104.3 new)
6    Sec. 1-104.3. Creditor. "Creditor" means, for the purposes
7of Sections 4A-102 and 4A-103, an individual, organization, or
8other business entity to whom money or its equivalent is owed,
9no matter whether that obligation is secured or unsecured,
10except that if a filer makes a loan to members of his or her
11family, then that filer does not, by making such a loan, become
12a creditor of that individual for the purposes of Sections
134A-102 and 4A-103 of this Act.
 
14    (5 ILCS 420/1-104.4 new)
15    Sec. 1-104.4. Debt. "Debt" means, for the purposes of
16Sections 4A-102 and 4A-103, any money or monetary obligation
17owed at any time during the preceding calendar year to an
18individual, company, or other organization, other than a loan
19that is from a financial institution, government agency, or
20business entity and that is granted on terms made available to
21the general public. For the purposes of Sections 4A-102 and
224A-103, "debt" includes, but is not limited to: personal loans
23from friends or business associates, business loans made
24outside the lender's regular course of business, and loans

 

 

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1made at below market rates. For the purposes of Sections
24A-102 and 4A-103, "debt" does not include: (i) debts to or
3from financial institutions or government entities, such as
4mortgages, student loans, credit card debts, or loans secured
5by automobiles, household furniture, or appliances, as long as
6those loans were made on terms available to the general public
7and do not exceed the purchase price of the items securing
8them; (ii) debts to or from a political committee registered
9with the Illinois State Board of Elections or political
10committees, principal campaign committees, or authorized
11committees registered with the Federal Election Commission; or
12(iii) a loan from a member of the filer's family not known by
13the filer to be registered to lobby under the Lobbyist
14Registration Act.
 
15    (5 ILCS 420/1-104.5 new)
16    Sec. 1-104.5. Diversified funds. "Diversified funds" means
17investment products, such as mutual funds, exchange traded
18funds, or unit investment trusts, that invest in a wide
19variety of securities across multiple sectors or asset
20classes. "Diversified funds" does not include sector funds.
 
21    (5 ILCS 420/1-105.2 new)
22    Sec. 1-105.2. Economic relationship. "Economic
23relationship" means, for the purposes of Sections 4A-102 and
244A-103, any joint or shared ownership interests in businesses

 

 

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1and creditor-debtor relationships with third parties, other
2than commercial lending institutions, where: (a) the filer is
3entitled to receive (i) more than 7.5% of the total
4distributable income, or (ii) an amount in excess of the
5salary of the Governor; or (b) the filer together with his or
6her spouse or minor children is entitled to receive (i) more
7than 15%, in the aggregate, of the total distributable income,
8or (ii) an amount in excess of 2 times the salary of the
9Governor.
 
10    (5 ILCS 420/1-105.3 new)
11    Sec. 1-105.3. Family. "Family" means, for the purposes of
12Sections 4A-102 and 4A-103, a filer's spouse, children,
13step-children, parents, step-parents, siblings,
14step-siblings, half-siblings, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law,
15grandparents, and grandchildren, as well as the parents and
16grandparents of the filer's spouse, and any person living with
17the filer.
 
18    (5 ILCS 420/1-105.5 new)
19    Sec. 1-105.5. Filer. "Filer" means, for the purposes of
20Section 4A-102 and 4A-103, a person required to file a
21statement of economic interests pursuant to this Act.
 
22    (5 ILCS 420/1-105.6 new)
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1Sections 4A-102 and 4A-103, pension income and any income from
2whatever source derived, required to be reported on the
3filer's federal income tax return, including, but not limited
4to: compensation received for services rendered or to be
5rendered (as required to be reported on any Internal Revenue
6Service forms, including, but not limited to, Forms W-2, 1099,
7or K-1); earnings or capital gains from the sale of assets;
8profit; interest or dividend income from all assets; revenue
9from leases and rentals, royalties, prizes, awards, or barter;
10forgiveness of debt; and earnings derived from annuities or
11trusts other than testamentary trusts. "Income" does not
12include compensation earned for service in the position that
13necessitates the filing of the statement of economic
14interests, or investment or interest returns on items excluded
15from the definition of "asset", or income from the sale of a
16personal residence or personal vehicle.
 
17    (5 ILCS 420/1-105.7 new)
18    Sec. 1-105.7. Investment real estate. "Investment real
19estate" means any real property, other than a filer's personal
20residences, purchased to produce a profit, whether from income
21or resale. Investment real estate may be described by the city
22and state where the real estate is located.
 
23    (5 ILCS 420/1-109)  (from Ch. 127, par. 601-109)
24    Sec. 1-109. "Lobbying" means engaging in activities that

 

 

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1require registration under the Lobbyist Registration
2Act promoting or opposing in any manner the passage by the
3General Assembly of any legislative matter affecting the
4interests of any individual, association or corporation as
5distinct from those of the people of the State as a whole.
6(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3401.)
 
7    (5 ILCS 420/1-110)  (from Ch. 127, par. 601-110)
8    Sec. 1-110. "Lobbyist" means an individual who is required
9to be registered to engage in lobbying activities pursuant to
10the Lobbyist Registration Act any person required to be
11registered under "An Act concerning lobbying and providing a
12penalty for violation thereof", approved July 10, 1957, as
13amended.
14(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3401.)
 
15    (5 ILCS 420/1-112.5 new)
16    Sec. 1-112.5. Personal residence. "Personal residence"
17means, for the purposes of Sections 4A-102 and 4A-103, a
18filer's primary home residence and any residential real
19property held by the filer and used by the filer for
20residential rather than commercial or income generating
21purposes.
 
22    (5 ILCS 420/1-113.6 new)
23    Sec. 1-113.6. Sector funds. "Sector funds" means mutual

 

 

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1funds or exchange traded funds invested in a particular
2industry or business.
 
3    (5 ILCS 420/1-113.7 new)
4    Sec. 1-113.7. Spouse. "Spouse" means a party to a
5marriage, a party to a civil union, or a registered domestic
6partner.
 
7    (5 ILCS 420/2-101)  (from Ch. 127, par. 602-101)
8    Sec. 2-101. Government official lobbying.
9    (a) No legislator may engage in promoting or opposing in
10any manner the passage by General Assembly of any legislative
11matter affecting the interests of any individual, association,
12or corporation as distinct from those of the people of the
13State as a whole lobbying, as that term is defined in Section
141-109, if he or she accepts compensation specifically
15attributable to such lobbying, other than that provided by law
16for members of the General Assembly. Nothing in this Section
17prohibits a legislator from lobbying without compensation.
18    No legislator or executive branch constitutional officer
19shall engage in compensated lobbying of the governing body of
20a municipality, county, or township, or an official thereof,
21on behalf of any lobbyist or lobbying entity that is
22registered to lobby the General Assembly or the executive
23branch of the State of Illinois.
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1legislative official shall engage in compensated lobbying of
2the governing body of a county, municipality, township, the
3General Assembly, a State executive branch office or agency,
4or an official thereof, on behalf of any lobbyist or lobbying
5entity that is registered to lobby the county in which the
6official is elected or appointed.
7    (c) No elected or appointed municipal executive or
8legislative official shall engage in compensated lobbying of
9the governing body of a county, municipality, township, the
10General Assembly, a State executive branch office or agency,
11or an official thereof, on behalf of any lobbyist or lobbying
12entity that is registered to lobby the municipality in which
13the official is elected or appointed.
14    (d) No elected or appointed township executive or
15legislative official shall engage in compensated lobbying of
16the governing body of a county, municipality, township, the
17General Assembly, a State executive branch office or agency,
18or an official thereof, on behalf of any lobbyist or lobbying
19entity that is registered to lobby the township in which the
20official is elected or appointed.
21    (e) A violation of this Section shall constitute a Class A
22misdemeanor.
23(Source: P.A. 77-2830.)
 
24    (5 ILCS 420/3A-50 new)
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1    (a) No person who is appointed to an affected office
2shall: (i) serve as an officer of a candidate political
3committee; or (ii) be a candidate who is designated as the
4candidate to be supported by a candidate political committee.
5    (b) A person appointed to an affected office who is either
6an officer of a candidate political committee or a candidate
7who is designated as the candidate to be supported by a
8candidate political committee shall within 30 days after
9confirmation by the Senate: (i) resign as an officer of the
10candidate political committee; (ii) have his or her name
11removed as the candidate to be supported by a candidate
12political committee; (iii) notify the State Board of Elections
13of the person's intent to convert the candidate political
14committee to a limited activity committee under Section 9-1.8
15of the Election Code and complete the transition to a limited
16activity committee within 60 days after confirmation; or (iv)
17dissolve the candidate political committee. A person appointed
18to an affected office who is in violation of this subsection
19(b) on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd
20General Assembly must come into compliance within 30 days
21after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd
22General Assembly.
23    (c) As used in this Section:
24    "Affected office" means any office in which the appointee
25receives any form of compensation, other than the
26reimbursement of expenses, and whose appointment requires

 

 

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1advise and consent of the Senate.
2    "Candidate political committee" has the meaning given to
3that term in Section 9-1.8 of the Election Code in which the
4person subject to confirmation by the Senate is designated as
5the candidate to be supported by the candidate political
6committee under Section 9-2 of the Code.
 
7    (5 ILCS 420/4A-102)  (from Ch. 127, par. 604A-102)
8    Sec. 4A-102. The statement of economic interests required
9by this Article shall include the economic interests of the
10person making the statement as provided in this Section.
11    (a) The interest (if constructively controlled by the
12person making the statement) of a spouse or any other party,
13shall be considered to be the same as the interest of the
14person making the statement. Campaign receipts shall not be
15included in this statement. The following interests shall be
16listed by all persons required to file:
17        (1) each asset that has a value of more than $5,000 as
18    of the end of the preceding calendar year and is: (i) held
19    in the filer's name, (ii) held jointly by the filer with
20    his or her spouse, or (iii) held jointly by the filer with
21    his or her minor child or children. For a beneficial
22    interest in a trust, the value is based on the total value
23    of the assets either subject to the beneficial interest,
24    or from which income is to be derived for the benefit of
25    the beneficial interest, regardless of whether any

 

 

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1    distributions have been made for the benefit of the
2    beneficial interest;
3        (2) excluding the income from the position that
4    requires the filing of a statement of economic interests
5    under this Act, each source of income in excess of $1,200
6    during the preceding calendar year (as required to be
7    reported on the filer's federal income tax return covering
8    the preceding calendar year) for the filer and his or her
9    spouse and, if the sale or transfer of an asset produced
10    more than $5,000 in capital gains during the preceding
11    calendar year, the transaction date on which that asset
12    was sold or transferred;
13        (3) each creditor of a debt in excess of $5,000 that,
14    during the preceding calendar year, was: (i) owed by the
15    filer, (ii) owed jointly by the filer with his or her
16    spouse or (iii) owed jointly by the filer with his or her
17    minor child or children;
18        (4) the name of each unit of government of which the
19    filer or his or her spouse was an employee, contractor, or
20    office holder during the preceding calendar year other
21    than the unit or units of government in relation to which
22    the person is required to file and the title of the
23    position or nature of the contractual services;
24        (5) each person known to the filer to be registered as
25    a lobbyist with any unit of government in the State of
26    Illinois: (i) with whom the filer maintains an economic

 

 

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1    relationship, or (ii) who is a member of the filer's
2    family; and
3        67) each source and type of gift or gifts, or
4    honorarium or honoraria, valued singly or in the aggregate
5    in excess of $500 that was received during the preceding
6    calendar year, excluding any gift or gifts from a member
7    of the filer's family that was not known to the filer to be
8    registered as a lobbyist with any unit of government in
9    the State of Illinois.
10    For the purposes of this Section, the unit of local
11government in relation to which a person is required to file
12under item (e) of Section 4A-101.5 shall be the unit of local
13government that contributes to the pension fund of which such
14person is a member of the board.
15    (b) Beginning December 1, 2025, and for every 5 years
16thereafter, the Secretary of State shall adjust the amounts
17specified under this Section that prompt disclosure under this
18Act for purposes of inflation as determined by the Consumer
19Price Index for All Urban Consumers as issued by the United
20States Department of Labor and rounded to the nearest $100.
21The Secretary shall publish this information on the official
22website of the Secretary of State, and make changes to the
23statement of economic interest form to be completed for the
24following year.
25    (c) The Secretary of State shall develop and make publicly
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1the completion and filing of the statement of economic
2interests upon which a filer may reasonably and in good faith
3rely.
4The interest (if constructively controlled by the person
5making the statement) of a spouse or any other party, shall be
6considered to be the same as the interest of the person making
7the statement. Campaign receipts shall not be included in this
8statement.
9        (a) The following interests shall be listed by all
10    persons required to file:
11            (1) The name, address and type of practice of any
12        professional organization or individual professional
13        practice in which the person making the statement was
14        an officer, director, associate, partner or
15        proprietor, or served in any advisory capacity, from
16        which income in excess of $1200 was derived during the
17        preceding calendar year;
18            (2) The nature of professional services (other
19        than services rendered to the unit or units of
20        government in relation to which the person is required
21        to file) and the nature of the entity to which they
22        were rendered if fees exceeding $5,000 were received
23        during the preceding calendar year from the entity for
24        professional services rendered by the person making
25        the statement.
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1        description of real estate) of any capital asset from
2        which a capital gain of $5,000 or more was realized in
3        the preceding calendar year.
4            (4) The name of any unit of government which has
5        employed the person making the statement during the
6        preceding calendar year other than the unit or units
7        of government in relation to which the person is
8        required to file.
9            (5) The name of any entity from which a gift or
10        gifts, or honorarium or honoraria, valued singly or in
11        the aggregate in excess of $500, was received during
12        the preceding calendar year.
13        (b) The following interests shall also be listed by
14    persons listed in items (a) through (f), item (l), item
15    (n), and item (p) of Section 4A-101:
16            (1) The name and instrument of ownership in any
17        entity doing business in the State of Illinois, in
18        which an ownership interest held by the person at the
19        date of filing is in excess of $5,000 fair market value
20        or from which dividends of in excess of $1,200 were
21        derived during the preceding calendar year. (In the
22        case of real estate, location thereof shall be listed
23        by street address, or if none, then by legal
24        description). No time or demand deposit in a financial
25        institution, nor any debt instrument need be listed;
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1        name of any entity and any position held therein from
2        which income of in excess of $1,200 was derived during
3        the preceding calendar year, if the entity does
4        business in the State of Illinois. No time or demand
5        deposit in a financial institution, nor any debt
6        instrument need be listed.
7            (3) The identity of any compensated lobbyist with
8        whom the person making the statement maintains a close
9        economic association, including the name of the
10        lobbyist and specifying the legislative matter or
11        matters which are the object of the lobbying activity,
12        and describing the general type of economic activity
13        of the client or principal on whose behalf that person
14        is lobbying.
15        (c) The following interests shall also be listed by
16    persons listed in items (a) through (c) and item (e) of
17    Section 4A-101.5:
18            (1) The name and instrument of ownership in any
19        entity doing business with a unit of local government
20        in relation to which the person is required to file if
21        the ownership interest of the person filing is greater
22        than $5,000 fair market value as of the date of filing
23        or if dividends in excess of $1,200 were received from
24        the entity during the preceding calendar year. (In the
25        case of real estate, location thereof shall be listed
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1        description). No time or demand deposit in a financial
2        institution, nor any debt instrument need be listed.
3            (2) Except for professional service entities, the
4        name of any entity and any position held therein from
5        which income in excess of $1,200 was derived during
6        the preceding calendar year if the entity does
7        business with a unit of local government in relation
8        to which the person is required to file. No time or
9        demand deposit in a financial institution, nor any
10        debt instrument need be listed.
11            (3) The name of any entity and the nature of the
12        governmental action requested by any entity which has
13        applied to a unit of local government in relation to
14        which the person must file for any license, franchise
15        or permit for annexation, zoning or rezoning of real
16        estate during the preceding calendar year if the
17        ownership interest of the person filing is in excess
18        of $5,000 fair market value at the time of filing or if
19        income or dividends in excess of $1,200 were received
20        by the person filing from the entity during the
21        preceding calendar year.
22    For the purposes of this Section, the unit of local
23government in relation to which a person required to file
24under item (e) of Section 4A-101.5 shall be the unit of local
25government that contributes to the pension fund of which such
26person is a member of the board.

 

 

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1(Source: P.A. 101-221, eff. 8-9-19.)
 
2    (5 ILCS 420/4A-103)  (from Ch. 127, par. 604A-103)
3    Sec. 4A-103. The statement of economic interests required
4by this Article to be filed with the Secretary of State or
5county clerk shall be filled in by typewriting or hand
6printing, shall be verified, dated, and signed by the person
7making the statement and shall contain substantially the
8following:
 
9
STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS

 
10INSTRUCTIONS:
11    You may find the following documents helpful to you in
12completing this form:
13        (1) federal income tax returns, including any related
14    schedules, attachments, and forms; and
15        (2) investment and brokerage statements.
16    To complete this form, you do not need to disclose
17specific amounts or values or report interests relating either
18to political committees registered with the Illinois State
19Board of Elections or to political committees, principal
20campaign committees, or authorized committees registered with
21the Federal Election Commission.
22    The information you disclose will be available to the
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1    You must answer all 6 questions. Certain questions will
2ask you to report any applicable assets or debts held in, or
3payable to, your name; held jointly by, or payable to, you with
4your spouse; or held jointly by, or payable to, you with your
5minor child. If you have any concerns about whether an
6interest should be reported, please consult your department's
7ethics officer, if applicable.
8    Please ensure that the information you provide is complete
9and accurate. If you need more space than the form allows,
10please attach additional pages for your response. If you are
11subject to the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, your
12ethics officer must review your statement of economic
13interests before you file it. Failure to complete the
14statement in good faith and within the prescribed deadline may
15subject you to fines, imprisonment, or both.
 
16BASIC INFORMATION:
17Name:........................................................
18Job title:...................................................
19Office, department, or agency that requires you to file this
20form:........................................................
21Other offices, departments, or agencies that require you to
22file a Statement of Economic Interests form: ................
23Full mailing address:........................................
24Preferred e-mail address (optional):.........................
 

 

 

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1QUESTIONS:
2    1. If you have any single asset that was worth more than
3$5,000 as of the end of the preceding calendar year and is held
4in, or payable to, your name, held jointly by, or payable to,
5you with your spouse, or held jointly by, or payable to, you
6with your minor child, list such assets below. In the case of
7investment real estate, list the city and state where the
8investment real estate is located. If you do not have any such
9assets, list "none" below.
10.............................................................
11.............................................................
12.............................................................
13.............................................................
14.............................................................
15    2. Excluding the position for which you are required to
16file this form, list the source of any income in excess of
17$1,200 required to be reported during the preceding calendar
18year. If you sold an asset that produced more than $5,000 in
19capital gains in the preceding calendar year, list the name of
20the asset and the transaction date on which the sale or
21transfer took place. If you had no such sources of income or
22assets, list "none" below.
 
23Source of Income / Name of Date Sold (if applicable)
24Asset
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1............................... ...............................
2............................... ...............................
3    3. Excluding debts incurred on terms available to the
4general public, such as mortgages, student loans, and credit
5card debts, if you owed any single debt in the preceding
6calendar year exceeding $5,000, list the creditor of the debt
7below. If you had no such debts, list "none" below.
8    List the creditor for all applicable debts owed by you,
9owed jointly by you with your spouse, or owed jointly by you
10with your minor child. In addition to the types of debts listed
11above, you do not need to report any debts to or from financial
12institutions or government agencies, such as debts secured by
13automobiles, household furniture or appliances, as long as the
14debt was made on terms available to the general public, debts
15to members of your family, or debts to or from a political
16committee registered with the Illinois State Board of
17Elections or any political committee, principal campaign
18committee, or authorized committee registered with the Federal
19Election Commission.
20.............................................................
21.............................................................
22.............................................................
23.............................................................
24    4. List the name of each unit of government of which you or
25your spouse were an employee, contractor, or office holder
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1units of government in relation to which the person is
2required to file and the title of the position or nature of the
3contractual services.
 
4Name of Unit of GovernmentTitle or Nature of Services
5............................... ...............................
6............................... ...............................
7............................... ...............................
8    5. If you maintain an economic relationship with a
9lobbyist or if a member of your family is known to you to be a
10lobbyist registered with any unit of government in the State
11of Illinois, list the name of the lobbyist below and identify
12the nature of your relationship with the lobbyist. If you do
13not have an economic relationship with a lobbyist or a family
14member known to you to be a lobbyist registered with any unit
15of government in the State of Illinois, list "none" below.
 
16Name of LobbyistRelationship to Filer
17............................... ...............................
18............................... ...............................
19............................... ...............................
20    6. List the name of each person, organization, or entity
21that was the source of a gift or gifts, or honorarium or
22honoraria, valued singly or in the aggregate in excess of $500
23received during the preceding calendar year and the type of
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1or gifts from a member of your family that was not known to be
2a lobbyist registered with any unit of government in the State
3of Illinois. If you had no such gifts, list "none" below.
4.............................................................
5.............................................................
6.............................................................
 
7VERIFICATION:
8    "I declare that this statement of economic interests
9(including any attachments) has been examined by me and to the
10best of my knowledge and belief is a true, correct and complete
11statement of my economic interests as required by the Illinois
12Governmental Ethics Act. I understand that the penalty for
13willfully filing a false or incomplete statement is a fine not
14to exceed $2,500 or imprisonment in a penal institution other
15than the penitentiary not to exceed one year, or both fine and
16imprisonment."
17Printed Name of Filer:.......................................
18Date:........................................................
19Signature:...................................................
 
20If this statement of economic interests requires ethics
21officer review prior to filing, the applicable ethics officer
22must complete the following:
 
23CERTIFICATION OF ETHICS OFFICER REVIEW:

 

 

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1    "In accordance with law, as Ethics Officer, I reviewed
2this statement of economic interests prior to its filing."
 
3Printed Name of Ethics Officer:..............................
4Date:........................................................
5Signature:...................................................
6Preferred e-mail address (optional):.........................
7
STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTEREST
8
(TYPE OR HAND PRINT)
9.............................................................
10(name)
11.............................................................
12(each office or position of employment for which this
13statement is filed)
14.............................................................
15(full mailing address)
16GENERAL DIRECTIONS:
17    The interest (if constructively controlled by the person
18making the statement) of a spouse or any other party, shall be
19considered to be the same as the interest of the person making
20the statement.
21    Campaign receipts shall not be included in this statement.
22    If additional space is needed, please attach supplemental
23listing.
24    1. List the name and instrument of ownership in any entity
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1ownership interest held by the person at the date of filing is
2in excess of $5,000 fair market value or from which dividends
3in excess of $1,200 were derived during the preceding calendar
4year. (In the case of real estate, location thereof shall be
5listed 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.
8Business EntityInstrument of Ownership
9..............................................................
10..............................................................
11..............................................................
12..............................................................
13    2. List the name, address and type of practice of any
14professional organization in which the person making the
15statement was an officer, director, associate, partner or
16proprietor or served in any advisory capacity, from which
17income in excess of $1,200 was derived during the preceding
18calendar year.
19NameAddressType of Practice
20.............................................................
21.............................................................
22.............................................................
23    3. List the nature of professional services rendered
24(other than to the State of Illinois) to each entity from which
25income exceeding $5,000 was received for professional services
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1making the statement.
2.............................................................
3.............................................................
4    4. List the identity (including the address or legal
5description of real estate) of any capital asset from which a
6capital gain of $5,000 or more was realized during the
7preceding calendar year.
8.............................................................
9.............................................................
10    5. List the identity of any compensated lobbyist with whom
11the person making the statement maintains a close economic
12association, including the name of the lobbyist and specifying
13the legislative matter or matters which are the object of the
14lobbying activity, and describing the general type of economic
15activity of the client or principal on whose behalf that
16person is lobbying.
17LobbyistLegislative MatterClient or Principal
18.............................................................
19.............................................................
20    6. List the name of any entity doing business in the State
21of Illinois from which income in excess of $1,200 was derived
22during the preceding calendar year other than for professional
23services and the title or description of any position held in
24that entity. (In the case of real estate, location thereof
25shall be listed by street address, or if none, then by legal
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1institution nor any debt instrument need be listed.
2EntityPosition Held
3..............................................................
4..............................................................
5..............................................................
6    7. List the name of any unit of government which employed
7the person making the statement during the preceding calendar
8year other than the unit or units of government in relation to
9which the person is required to file.
10.............................................................
11.............................................................
12    8. List the name of any entity from which a gift or gifts,
13or honorarium or honoraria, valued singly or in the aggregate
14in excess of $500, was received during the preceding calendar
15year.
16.............................................................
17VERIFICATION:
18    "I declare that this statement of economic interests
19(including any accompanying schedules and statements) has been
20examined by me and to the best of my knowledge and belief is a
21true, correct and complete statement of my economic interests
22as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. I
23understand that the penalty for willfully filing a false or
24incomplete statement shall be a fine not to exceed $1,000 or
25imprisonment in a penal institution other than the
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1imprisonment."
2................ ..........................................
3(date of filing) (signature of person making the statement)
4(Source: P.A. 95-173, eff. 1-1-08.)
 
5    (5 ILCS 420/4A-107)  (from Ch. 127, par. 604A-107)
6    Sec. 4A-107. Any person required to file a statement of
7economic interests under this Article who willfully files a
8false or incomplete statement shall be guilty of a Class A
9misdemeanor; provided, a filer's statement made in reasonable,
10good faith reliance on the guidance provided by the Secretary
11of State pursuant Section 4A-102 or his or her ethics officer
12shall not constitute a willful false or incomplete statement.
13    Except when the fees and penalties for late filing have
14been waived under Section 4A-105, failure to file a statement
15within the time prescribed shall result in ineligibility for,
16or forfeiture of, office or position of employment, as the
17case may be; provided, however, that if the notice of failure
18to file a statement of economic interests provided in Section
194A-105 of this Act is not given by the Secretary of State or
20the county clerk, as the case may be, no forfeiture shall
21result if a statement is filed within 30 days of actual notice
22of the failure to file. The Secretary of State shall provide
23the Attorney General with the names of persons who failed to
24file a statement. The county clerk shall provide the State's
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1statement of economic interest is required with the name of
2persons who failed to file a statement.
3    The Attorney General, with respect to offices or positions
4described in items (a) through (f) and items (j), (l), (n), and
5(p) of Section 4A-101 of this Act, or the State's Attorney of
6the county of the entity for which the filing of statements of
7economic interests is required, with respect to offices or
8positions described in items (a) through (e) of Section
94A-101.5, shall bring an action in quo warranto against any
10person who has failed to file by either May 31 or June 30 of
11any given year and for whom the fees and penalties for late
12filing have not been waived under Section 4A-105.
13(Source: P.A. 101-221, eff. 8-9-19.)
 
14    (5 ILCS 420/4A-108)
15    Sec. 4A-108. Internet-based systems of filing.
16    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or any
17other law, the Secretary of State and county clerks are
18authorized to institute an Internet-based system for the
19filing of statements of economic interests in their offices.
20With respect to county clerk systems, the determination to
21institute such a system shall be in the sole discretion of the
22county clerk and shall meet the requirements set out in this
23Section. With respect to a Secretary of State system, the
24determination to institute such a system shall be in the sole
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1requirements set out in this Section and those Sections of the
2State Officials and Employees Ethics Act requiring ethics
3officer review prior to filing. The system shall be capable of
4allowing an ethics officer to approve a statement of economic
5interests and shall include a means to amend a statement of
6economic interests. When this Section does not modify or
7remove the requirements set forth elsewhere in this Article,
8those requirements shall apply to any system of Internet-based
9filing authorized by this Section. When this Section does
10modify or remove the requirements set forth elsewhere in this
11Article, the provisions of this Section shall apply to any
12system of Internet-based filing authorized by this Section.
13    (b) In any system of Internet-based filing of statements
14of economic interests instituted by the Secretary of State or
15a county clerk:
16        (1) Any filing of an Internet-based statement of
17    economic interests shall be the equivalent of the filing
18    of a verified, written statement of economic interests as
19    required by Section 4A-101 or 4A-101.5 and the equivalent
20    of the filing of a verified, dated, and signed statement
21    of economic interests as required by Section 4A-103
22    4A-104.
23        (2) The Secretary of State and county clerks who
24    institute a system of Internet-based filing of statements
25    of economic interests shall establish a password-protected
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1    website established under this Section shall set forth and
2    provide a means of responding to the items set forth in
3    Section 4A-103 4A-102 that are required of a person who
4    files a statement of economic interests with that officer.
5    A website established under this Section shall set forth
6    and provide a means of generating a printable receipt page
7    acknowledging filing.
8        (3) The times for the filing of statements of economic
9    interests set forth in Section 4A-105 shall be followed in
10    any system of Internet-based filing of statements of
11    economic interests; provided that a candidate for elective
12    office who is required to file a statement of economic
13    interests in relation to his or her candidacy pursuant to
14    Section 4A-105(a) shall receive a written or printed
15    receipt for his or her filing.
16        A candidate filing for Governor, Lieutenant Governor,
17    Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer,
18    Comptroller, State Senate, or State House of
19    Representatives, Supreme Court Justice, appellate court
20    judge, circuit court judge, or judicial retention shall
21    not use the Internet to file his or her statement of
22    economic interests, but shall file his or her statement of
23    economic interests in a written or printed form and shall
24    receive a written or printed receipt for his or her
25    filing. Annually, the duly appointed ethics officer for
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1    State whether his or her caucus members will file their
2    statements of economic interests electronically or in a
3    written or printed format for that year. If the ethics
4    officer for a caucus certifies that the statements of
5    economic interests shall be written or printed, then
6    members of the General Assembly of that caucus shall not
7    use the Internet to file his or her statement of economic
8    interests, but shall file his or her statement of economic
9    interests in a written or printed form and shall receive a
10    written or printed receipt for his or her filing. If no
11    certification is made by an ethics officer for a
12    legislative caucus, or if a member of the General Assembly
13    is not affiliated with a legislative caucus, then the
14    affected member or members of the General Assembly may
15    file their statements of economic interests using the
16    Internet.
17        (4) In the first year of the implementation of a
18    system of Internet-based filing of statements of economic
19    interests, each person required to file such a statement
20    is to be notified in writing of his or her obligation to
21    file his or her statement of economic interests by way of
22    the Internet-based system. If access to the website web
23    site requires a code or password, this information shall
24    be included in the notice prescribed by this paragraph.
25        (5) When a person required to file a statement of
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1    a county clerk, as applicable, with an email address for
2    the purpose of receiving notices under this Article by
3    email, a notice sent by email to the supplied email
4    address shall be the equivalent of a notice sent by first
5    class mail, as set forth in Section 4A-106 or 4A-106.5. A
6    person who has supplied such an email address shall notify
7    the Secretary of State or county clerk, as applicable,
8    when his or her email address changes or if he or she no
9    longer wishes to receive notices by email.
10        (6) If any person who is required to file a statement
11    of economic interests and who has chosen to receive
12    notices by email fails to file his or her statement by May
13    10, then the Secretary of State or county clerk, as
14    applicable, shall send an additional email notice on that
15    date, informing the person that he or she has not filed and
16    describing the penalties for late filing and failing to
17    file. This notice shall be in addition to other notices
18    provided for in this Article.
19        (7) The Secretary of State and each county clerk who
20    institutes a system of Internet-based filing of statements
21    of economic interests may also institute an Internet-based
22    process for the filing of the list of names and addresses
23    of persons required to file statements of economic
24    interests by the chief administrative officers that must
25    file such information with the Secretary of State or
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1    4A-106.5. Whenever the Secretary of State or a county
2    clerk institutes such a system under this paragraph, every
3    chief administrative officer must use the system to file
4    this information.
5        (8) The Secretary of State and any county clerk who
6    institutes a system of Internet-based filing of statements
7    of economic interests shall post the contents of such
8    statements filed with him or her available for inspection
9    and copying on a publicly accessible website. Such
10    postings shall not include the addresses or signatures of
11    the filers.
12(Source: P.A. 100-1041, eff. 1-1-19; 101-221, eff. 8-9-19;
13revised 9-12-19.)
 
14    (5 ILCS 420/4A-104 rep.)
15    Section 10. The Illinois Governmental Ethics Act is
16amended by repealing Section 4A-104 on January 1, 2022.
 
17    Section 15. The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act
18is amended by changing Sections 5-40, 5-45, and 25-10 as
19follows:
 
20    (5 ILCS 430/5-40)
21    Sec. 5-40. Fundraising in Sangamon County. Except as
22provided in this Section, any executive branch constitutional
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1office, any member of the General Assembly, any candidate for
2the General Assembly, any political caucus of the General
3Assembly, or any political committee on behalf of any of the
4foregoing may not hold a political fundraising function in
5Sangamon County or a virtual fundraising function on any day
6the legislature is in session or the day immediately prior to
7or immediately after such day; except that executive branch
8constitutional officers, candidates for an executive branch
9constitutional office, members of the General Assembly, and
10candidates candidate for the General Assembly may have a
11virtual fundraising function on the day before or after a day
12the legislature is in session if the officer, member, or
13candidate is not in Sangamon County (i) during the period
14beginning February 1 and ending on the later of the actual
15adjournment dates of either house of the spring session and
16(ii) during fall veto session. For purposes of this Section,
17the legislature is not considered to be in session on a day
18that is solely a perfunctory session day or on a day when only
19a committee is meeting.
20    During the period beginning June 1 and ending on the first
21day of fall veto session each year, this Section does not apply
22to (i) a member of the General Assembly whose legislative or
23representative district is entirely within Sangamon County or
24(ii) a candidate for the General Assembly from that
25legislative or representative district.
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1    (5 ILCS 430/5-45)
2    Sec. 5-45. Procurement; revolving door prohibition.
3    (a) No former officer, member, or State employee, or
4spouse or immediate family member living with such person,
5shall, within a period of one year immediately after
6termination of State employment, knowingly accept employment
7or receive compensation or fees for services from a person or
8entity if the officer, member, or State employee, during the
9year immediately preceding termination of State employment,
10participated personally and substantially in the award or
11fiscal administration of State contracts, or the issuance of
12State contract change orders, with a cumulative value of
13$25,000 or more to the person or entity, or its parent or
14subsidiary.
15    (a-5) No officer, member, or spouse or immediate family
16member living with such person shall, during the officer or
17member's term in office or within a period of 2 years
18immediately leaving office, hold an ownership interest, other
19than a passive interest in a publicly traded company, in any
20gaming license under the Illinois Gambling Act, the Video
21Gaming Act, the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975, or the
22Sports Wagering Act. Any member of the General Assembly or
23spouse or immediate family member living with such person who
24has an ownership interest, other than a passive interest in a
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1Illinois Gambling Act, the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975,
2the Video Gaming Act, or the Sports Wagering Act at the time of
3the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General
4Assembly shall divest himself or herself of such ownership
5within one year after the effective date of this amendatory
6Act of the 101st General Assembly. No State employee who works
7for the Illinois Gaming Board or Illinois Racing Board or
8spouse or immediate family member living with such person
9shall, during State employment or within a period of 2 years
10immediately after termination of State employment, hold an
11ownership interest, other than a passive interest in a
12publicly traded company, in any gaming license under the
13Illinois Gambling Act, the Video Gaming Act, the Illinois
14Horse Racing Act of 1975, or the Sports Wagering Act.
15    (a-10) This subsection (a-10) applies on and after June
1625, 2021. No officer, member, or spouse or immediate family
17member living with such person, shall, during the officer or
18member's term in office or within a period of 2 years
19immediately after leaving office, hold an ownership interest,
20other than a passive interest in a publicly traded company, in
21any cannabis business establishment which is licensed under
22the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Any member of the General
23Assembly or spouse or immediate family member living with such
24person who has an ownership interest, other than a passive
25interest in a publicly traded company, in any cannabis
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1Regulation and Tax Act at the time of the effective date of
2this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly shall divest
3himself or herself of such ownership within one year after the
4effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General
5Assembly.
6    No State employee who works for any State agency that
7regulates cannabis business establishment license holders who
8participated personally and substantially in the award of
9licenses under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act or a spouse
10or immediate family member living with such person shall,
11during State employment or within a period of 2 years
12immediately after termination of State employment, hold an
13ownership interest, other than a passive interest in a
14publicly traded company, in any cannabis license under the
15Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.
16    (b) No former officer of the executive branch or State
17employee of the executive branch with regulatory or licensing
18authority, or spouse or immediate family member living with
19such person, shall, within a period of one year immediately
20after termination of State employment, knowingly accept
21employment or receive compensation or fees for services from a
22person or entity if the officer or State employee, during the
23year immediately preceding termination of State employment,
24participated personally and substantially in making a
25regulatory or licensing decision that directly applied to the
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1    (b-5) Beginning January 1, 2022, no former officer of the
2executive branch shall, within a period of 6 months
3immediately after leaving office or for the remainder of that
4officer's term engage in activities at the State level that
5require registration under the Lobbyist Registration Act.
6    (b-7) Beginning January 1, 2022, no former member shall,
7within a period of 6 months immediately after leaving office
8or for the remainder of the General Assembly to which that
9member was elected engage in activities at the State level
10that require registration under the Lobbyist Registration Act.
11    (c) Within 6 months after the effective date of this
12amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, each executive
13branch constitutional officer and legislative leader, the
14Auditor General, and the Joint Committee on Legislative
15Support Services shall adopt a policy delineating which State
16positions under his or her jurisdiction and control, by the
17nature of their duties, may have the authority to participate
18personally and substantially in the award or fiscal
19administration of State contracts or in regulatory or
20licensing decisions. The Governor shall adopt such a policy
21for all State employees of the executive branch not under the
22jurisdiction and control of any other executive branch
23constitutional officer.
24    The policies required under subsection (c) of this Section
25shall be filed with the appropriate ethics commission
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1the Office of the Auditor General.
2    (d) Each Inspector General shall have the authority to
3determine that additional State positions under his or her
4jurisdiction, not otherwise subject to the policies required
5by subsection (c) of this Section, are nonetheless subject to
6the notification requirement of subsection (f) below due to
7their involvement in the award or fiscal administration of
8State contracts or in regulatory or licensing decisions.
9    (e) The Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services,
10the Auditor General, and each of the executive branch
11constitutional officers and legislative leaders subject to
12subsection (c) of this Section shall provide written
13notification to all employees in positions subject to the
14policies required by subsection (c) or a determination made
15under subsection (d): (1) upon hiring, promotion, or transfer
16into the relevant position; and (2) at the time the employee's
17duties are changed in such a way as to qualify that employee.
18An employee receiving notification must certify in writing
19that the person was advised of the prohibition and the
20requirement to notify the appropriate Inspector General in
21subsection (f).
22    (f) Any State employee in a position subject to the
23policies required by subsection (c) or to a determination
24under subsection (d), but who does not fall within the
25prohibition of subsection (h) below, who is offered non-State
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1year immediately after termination of State employment shall,
2prior to accepting such non-State employment, notify the
3appropriate Inspector General. Within 10 calendar days after
4receiving notification from an employee in a position subject
5to the policies required by subsection (c), such Inspector
6General shall make a determination as to whether the State
7employee is restricted from accepting such employment by
8subsection (a) or (b). In making a determination, in addition
9to any other relevant information, an Inspector General shall
10assess the effect of the prospective employment or
11relationship upon decisions referred to in subsections (a) and
12(b), based on the totality of the participation by the former
13officer, member, or State employee in those decisions. A
14determination by an Inspector General must be in writing,
15signed and dated by the Inspector General, and delivered to
16the subject of the determination within 10 calendar days or
17the person is deemed eligible for the employment opportunity.
18For purposes of this subsection, "appropriate Inspector
19General" means (i) for members and employees of the
20legislative branch, the Legislative Inspector General; (ii)
21for the Auditor General and employees of the Office of the
22Auditor General, the Inspector General provided for in Section
2330-5 of this Act; and (iii) for executive branch officers and
24employees, the Inspector General having jurisdiction over the
25officer or employee. Notice of any determination of an
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1ultimate jurisdictional authority, the Attorney General, and
2the Executive Ethics Commission.
3    (g) An Inspector General's determination regarding
4restrictions under subsection (a) or (b) may be appealed to
5the appropriate Ethics Commission by the person subject to the
6decision or the Attorney General no later than the 10th
7calendar day after the date of the determination.
8    On appeal, the Ethics Commission or Auditor General shall
9seek, accept, and consider written public comments regarding a
10determination. In deciding whether to uphold an Inspector
11General's determination, the appropriate Ethics Commission or
12Auditor General shall assess, in addition to any other
13relevant information, the effect of the prospective employment
14or relationship upon the decisions referred to in subsections
15(a) and (b), based on the totality of the participation by the
16former officer, member, or State employee in those decisions.
17The Ethics Commission shall decide whether to uphold an
18Inspector General's determination within 10 calendar days or
19the person is deemed eligible for the employment opportunity.
20    (h) The following officers, members, or State employees
21shall not, within a period of one year immediately after
22termination of office or State employment, knowingly accept
23employment or receive compensation or fees for services from a
24person or entity if the person or entity or its parent or
25subsidiary, during the year immediately preceding termination
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1contracts with a cumulative value of $25,000 or more involving
2the officer, member, or State employee's State agency, or was
3the subject of a regulatory or licensing decision involving
4the officer, member, or State employee's State agency,
5regardless of whether he or she participated personally and
6substantially in the award or fiscal administration of the
7State contract or contracts or the making of the regulatory or
8licensing decision in question:
9        (1) members or officers;
10        (2) members of a commission or board created by the
11    Illinois Constitution;
12        (3) persons whose appointment to office is subject to
13    the advice and consent of the Senate;
14        (4) the head of a department, commission, board,
15    division, bureau, authority, or other administrative unit
16    within the government of this State;
17        (5) chief procurement officers, State purchasing
18    officers, and their designees whose duties are directly
19    related to State procurement;
20        (6) chiefs of staff, deputy chiefs of staff, associate
21    chiefs of staff, assistant chiefs of staff, and deputy
22    governors, or any other position that holds an equivalent
23    level of managerial oversight;
24        (7) employees of the Illinois Racing Board; and
25        (8) employees of the Illinois Gaming Board.
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1officers or employees of a regional transit board, as defined
2in this Act, the phrase "person or entity" does not include:
3(i) the United States government, (ii) the State, (iii)
4municipalities, as defined under Article VII, Section 1 of the
5Illinois Constitution, (iv) units of local government, as
6defined under Article VII, Section 1 of the Illinois
7Constitution, or (v) school districts.
8(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 101-593, eff. 12-4-19.)
 
9    (5 ILCS 430/25-10)
10    Sec. 25-10. Office of Legislative Inspector General.
11    (a) The independent Office of the Legislative Inspector
12General is created. The Office shall be under the direction
13and supervision of the Legislative Inspector General and shall
14be a fully independent office with its own appropriation and
15regular post office hours in Springfield.
16    (b) The Legislative Inspector General shall be appointed
17without regard to political affiliation and solely on the
18basis of integrity and demonstrated ability. The Legislative
19Ethics Commission shall diligently search out qualified
20candidates for Legislative Inspector General and shall make
21recommendations to the General Assembly. The Legislative
22Inspector General is a full-time employee of the State of
23Illinois may serve in a full-time, part-time, or contractual
24capacity.
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1joint resolution of the Senate and the House of
2Representatives, which may specify the date on which the
3appointment takes effect. A joint resolution, or other
4document as may be specified by the Joint Rules of the General
5Assembly, appointing the Legislative Inspector General must be
6certified by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and
7the President of the Senate as having been adopted by the
8affirmative vote of three-fifths of the members elected to
9each house, respectively, and be filed with the Secretary of
10State. The appointment of the Legislative Inspector General
11takes effect on the day the appointment is completed by the
12General Assembly, unless the appointment specifies a later
13date on which it is to become effective.
14    The Legislative Inspector General shall have the following
15qualifications:
16        (1) has not been convicted of any felony under the
17    laws of this State, another state, or the United States;
18        (2) has earned a baccalaureate degree from an
19    institution of higher education; and
20        (3) has 5 or more years of cumulative service (A) with
21    a federal, State, or local law enforcement agency, at
22    least 2 years of which have been in a progressive
23    investigatory capacity; (B) as a federal, State, or local
24    prosecutor; (C) as a senior manager or executive of a
25    federal, State, or local agency; (D) as a member, an
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1    any combination of items (A) through (D).
2    The Legislative Inspector General may not be a relative of
3a commissioner.
4    The term of the initial Legislative Inspector General
5shall commence upon qualification and shall run through June
630, 2008.
7    After the initial term, the Legislative Inspector General
8shall serve for 5-year terms commencing on July 1 of the year
9of appointment and running through June 30 of the fifth
10following year. The Legislative Inspector General may be
11reappointed to one or more subsequent terms. Terms shall run
12regardless of whether the position is filled.
13    (b-5) A vacancy occurring other than at the end of a term
14shall be filled in the same manner as an appointment only for
15the balance of the term of the Legislative Inspector General
16whose office is vacant. Within 7 days of the Office becoming
17vacant or receipt of a Legislative Inspector General's
18prospective resignation, the vacancy shall be publicly posted
19on the Commission's website, along with a description of the
20requirements for the position and where applicants may apply.
21    Within 45 days of the vacancy, the Commission shall
22designate an Acting Legislative Inspector General who shall
23serve until the vacancy is filled. The Commission shall file
24the designation in writing with the Secretary of State.
25    Within 60 days prior to the end of the term of the
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1occurrence of a vacancy in the Office of the Legislative
2Inspector General, the Legislative Ethics Commission shall
3establish a four-member search committee within the Commission
4for the purpose of conducting a search for qualified
5candidates to serve as Legislative Inspector General. The
6Speaker of the House of Representatives, Minority Leader of
7the House, Senate President, and Minority Leader of the Senate
8shall each appoint one member to the search committee. A
9member of the search committee shall be either a retired judge
10or former prosecutor and may not be a member or employee of the
11General Assembly or a registered lobbyist. If the Legislative
12Ethics Commission wishes to recommend that the Legislative
13Inspector General be re-appointed, a search committee does not
14need to be appointed.
15    The search committee shall conduct a search for qualified
16candidates, accept applications, and conduct interviews. The
17search committee shall recommend up to 3 candidates for
18Legislative Inspector General to the Legislative Ethics
19Commission. The search committee shall be disbanded upon an
20appointment of the Legislative Inspector General. Members of
21the search committee are not entitled to compensation but
22shall be entitled to reimbursement of reasonable expenses
23incurred in connection with the performance of their duties.
24    Within 30 days after June 8, 2018 (the effective date of
25Public Act 100-588) this amendatory Act of the 100th General
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1search committee in the manner provided for in this subsection
2to recommend up to 3 candidates for Legislative Inspector
3General to the Legislative Ethics Commission by October 31,
42018.
5    If a vacancy exists and the Commission has not appointed
6an Acting Legislative Inspector General, either the staff of
7the Office of the Legislative Inspector General, or if there
8is no staff, the Executive Director, shall advise the
9Commission of all open investigations and any new allegations
10or complaints received in the Office of the Inspector General.
11These reports shall not include the name of any person
12identified in the allegation or complaint, including, but not
13limited to, the subject of and the person filing the
14allegation or complaint. Notification shall be made to the
15Commission on a weekly basis unless the Commission approves of
16a different reporting schedule.
17    If the Office of the Inspector General is vacant for 6
18months or more beginning on or after January 1, 2019, and the
19Legislative Ethics Commission has not appointed an Acting
20Legislative Inspector General, all complaints made to the
21Legislative Inspector General or the Legislative Ethics
22Commission shall be directed to the Inspector General for the
23Auditor General, and he or she shall have the authority to act
24as provided in subsection (c) of this Section and Section
2525-20 of this Act, and shall be subject to all laws and rules
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1Legislative Inspector General. The authority for the Inspector
2General of the Auditor General under this paragraph shall
3terminate upon appointment of a Legislative Inspector General
4or an Acting Legislative Inspector General.
5    (c) The Legislative Inspector General shall have
6jurisdiction over the current and former members of the
7General Assembly regarding events occurring during a member's
8term of office and current and former State employees
9regarding events occurring during any period of employment
10where the State employee's ultimate jurisdictional authority
11is (i) a legislative leader, (ii) the Senate Operations
12Commission, or (iii) the Joint Committee on Legislative
13Support Services.
14    The jurisdiction of each Legislative Inspector General is
15to investigate allegations of fraud, waste, abuse,
16mismanagement, misconduct, nonfeasance, misfeasance,
17malfeasance, or violations of this Act or violations of other
18related laws and rules.
19    The Legislative Inspector General shall have jurisdiction
20over complainants in violation of subsection (e) of Section
2125-63 of this Act.
22    (d) The compensation of the Legislative Inspector General
23shall be the greater of an amount (i) determined by the
24Commission, but in no event shall such compensation be less
25than the highest amount received by an Executive Inspector
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1General Assembly passed by a majority of members elected in
2each chamber. Subject to Section 25-45 of this Act, the
3Legislative Inspector General has full authority to organize
4the Office of the Legislative Inspector General, including the
5employment and determination of the compensation of staff,
6such as deputies, assistants, and other employees, as
7appropriations permit. Employment of staff is subject to the
8approval of at least 3 of the 4 legislative leaders.
9    (e) No Legislative Inspector General or employee of the
10Office of the Legislative Inspector General may, during his or
11her term of appointment or employment:
12        (1) become a candidate for any elective office;
13        (2) hold any other elected or appointed public office
14    except for appointments on governmental advisory boards or
15    study commissions or as otherwise expressly authorized by
16    law;
17        (3) be actively involved in the affairs of any
18    political party or political organization; or
19        (4) actively participate in any campaign for any
20    elective office.
21    A full-time Legislative Inspector General shall not engage
22in the practice of law or any other business, employment, or
23vocation.
24    In this subsection an appointed public office means a
25position authorized by law that is filled by an appointing
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1by hiring in the ordinary course of business.
2    (e-1) No Legislative Inspector General or employee of the
3Office of the Legislative Inspector General may, for one year
4after the termination of his or her appointment or employment:
5        (1) become a candidate for any elective office;
6        (2) hold any elected public office; or
7        (3) hold any appointed State, county, or local
8    judicial office.
9    (e-2) The requirements of item (3) of subsection (e-1) may
10be waived by the Legislative Ethics Commission.
11    (f) The Commission may remove the Legislative Inspector
12General only for cause. At the time of the removal, the
13Commission must report to the General Assembly the
14justification for the removal.
15(Source: P.A. 100-588, eff. 6-8-18; 101-221, eff. 8-9-19;
16revised 9-12-19.)
 
17    Section 20. The Election Code is amended by changing
18Sections 1A-14, 9-1.8, and 9-8.5 and by adding Section 9-3.5
19as follows:
 
20    (10 ILCS 5/1A-14)  (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-14)
21    Sec. 1A-14. Political activity by members of the State
22Board of Elections.
23    (a) No member of the State Board of Elections may become a
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1appointment to or hold any other remunerative public office or
2public employment or any office in a political party. No
3member of the State Board of Elections shall: (i) contribute,
4either financially or in services or goods or any other way, to
5any political committee; (ii) serve as an officer of any
6political committee; or (iii) be a candidate who is designated
7as the candidate to be supported by a candidate political
8committee.
9    (b) A member of the State Board of Elections who is either
10an officer of a political committee or a candidate who is
11designated as the candidate to be supported by a candidate
12political committee shall within 30 days after confirmation by
13the Senate: (i) resign as an officer of the political
14committee; (ii) have his or her name removed as the candidate
15to be supported by a political committee; (iii) notify the
16Board of the member's intent to convert the political
17committee to a limited activity committee under Section 9-1.8,
18and complete the transition to a limited activity committee
19within 60 days after confirmation; or (iv) dissolve the
20committee. A member of the State Board of Elections who is in
21violation of this subsection (b) on the effective date of this
22amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly must come into
23compliance within 30 days after the effective date of this
24amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly.
25    (c) Violation of any prohibition in this Section shall
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1created. A vacancy also exists upon the occurrence of any of
2the events enumerated in Section 25-2 of this Act as in the
3case of an elective office.
4    (d) As used in this Section, "political committee"
5includes both the meaning provided in Section 9-1.8 of this
6Code and the meaning provided in 52 U.S.C. 30101.
7(Source: P.A. 80-1178.)
 
8    (10 ILCS 5/9-1.8)   (from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.8)
9    Sec. 9-1.8. Political committees.
10    (a) "Political committee" includes a candidate political
11committee, a political party committee, a political action
12committee, a ballot initiative committee, and an independent
13expenditure committee.
14    (b) "Candidate political committee" means the candidate
15himself or herself or any natural person, trust, partnership,
16corporation, or other organization or group of persons
17designated by the candidate that accepts contributions or
18makes expenditures during any 12-month period in an aggregate
19amount exceeding $5,000 on behalf of the candidate.
20    (c) "Political party committee" means the State central
21committee of a political party, a county central committee of
22a political party, a legislative caucus committee, or a
23committee formed by a ward or township committeeperson of a
24political party. For purposes of this Article, a "legislative
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1purpose of electing candidates to the General Assembly by the
2person elected President of the Senate, Minority Leader of the
3Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Minority
4Leader of the House of Representatives, or a committee
5established by 5 or more members of the same caucus of the
6Senate or 10 or more members of the same caucus of the House of
7Representatives.
8    (d) "Political action committee" means any natural person,
9trust, partnership, committee, association, corporation, or
10other organization or group of persons, other than a
11candidate, political party, candidate political committee, or
12political party committee, that accepts contributions or makes
13expenditures during any 12-month period in an aggregate amount
14exceeding $5,000 on behalf of or in opposition to a candidate
15or candidates for public office. "Political action committee"
16includes any natural person, trust, partnership, committee,
17association, corporation, or other organization or group of
18persons, other than a candidate, political party, candidate
19political committee, or political party committee, that makes
20electioneering communications during any 12-month period in an
21aggregate amount exceeding $5,000 related to any candidate or
22candidates for public office.
23    (e) "Ballot initiative committee" means any natural
24person, trust, partnership, committee, association,
25corporation, or other organization or group of persons that
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112-month period in an aggregate amount exceeding $5,000 in
2support of or in opposition to any question of public policy to
3be submitted to the electors. "Ballot initiative committee"
4includes any natural person, trust, partnership, committee,
5association, corporation, or other organization or group of
6persons that makes electioneering communications during any
712-month period in an aggregate amount exceeding $5,000
8related to any question of public policy to be submitted to the
9voters. The $5,000 threshold applies to any contributions or
10expenditures received or made with the purpose of securing a
11place on the ballot for, advocating the defeat or passage of,
12or engaging in electioneering communication regarding the
13question of public policy, regardless of the method of
14initiation of the question of public policy and regardless of
15whether petitions have been circulated or filed with the
16appropriate office or whether the question has been adopted
17and certified by the governing body.
18    (f) "Independent expenditure committee" means any trust,
19partnership, committee, association, corporation, or other
20organization or group of persons formed for the exclusive
21purpose of making independent expenditures during any 12-month
22period in an aggregate amount exceeding $5,000 in support of
23or in opposition to (i) the nomination for election, election,
24retention, or defeat of any public official or candidate or
25(ii) any question of public policy to be submitted to the
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1any trust, partnership, committee, association, corporation,
2or other organization or group of persons that makes
3electioneering communications that are not made in connection,
4consultation, or concert with or at the request or suggestion
5of a public official or candidate, a public official's or
6candidate's designated political committee or campaign, or an
7agent or agents of the public official, candidate, or
8political committee or campaign during any 12-month period in
9an aggregate amount exceeding $5,000 related to (i) the
10nomination for election, election, retention, or defeat of any
11public official or candidate or (ii) any question of public
12policy to be submitted to the voters.
13    (g) "Limited activity committee" means a political
14committee for which a person who is nominated to a position
15that is subject to confirmation by the Senate, including a
16member of the State Board of Elections, is either an officer or
17a candidate the committee has designated to support.
18(Source: P.A. 100-1027, eff. 1-1-19.)
 
19    (10 ILCS 5/9-3.5 new)
20    Sec. 9-3.5. Candidate political committee restrictions.
21    (a) A person who is nominated to an affected office shall
22not: (i) serve as an officer of a candidate political
23committee that is designated to support or oppose that person
24as a candidate; or (ii) be a candidate who is designated as the
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1    (b) Within 30 days after appointment, the person shall:
2(i) dissolve the candidate political committee; (ii) resign as
3an officer of the candidate political committee; (iii) have
4his or her name removed as the candidate to be supported by the
5candidate political committee; or (iv) notify the Board of the
6person's intent to convert the candidate political committee
7to a limited activity candidate political committee.
8    (c) As used in this Section, "affected office" has the
9meaning provided in subsection (c) of Section 3A-50 of the
10Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.
 
11    (10 ILCS 5/9-8.5)
12    Sec. 9-8.5. Limitations on campaign contributions.
13    (a) It is unlawful for a political committee to accept
14contributions except as provided in this Section.
15    (b) During an election cycle, a candidate political
16committee may not accept contributions with an aggregate value
17over the following: (i) $5,000 from any individual, (ii)
18$10,000 from any corporation, labor organization, or
19association, or (iii) $50,000 from a candidate political
20committee or political action committee. A candidate political
21committee may accept contributions in any amount from a
22political party committee except during an election cycle in
23which the candidate seeks nomination at a primary election.
24During an election cycle in which the candidate seeks
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1committee may not accept contributions from political party
2committees with an aggregate value over the following: (i)
3$200,000 for a candidate political committee established to
4support a candidate seeking nomination to statewide office,
5(ii) $125,000 for a candidate political committee established
6to support a candidate seeking nomination to the Senate, the
7Supreme Court or Appellate Court in the First Judicial
8District, or an office elected by all voters in a county with
91,000,000 or more residents, (iii) $75,000 for a candidate
10political committee established to support a candidate seeking
11nomination to the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court
12or Appellate Court for a Judicial District other than the
13First Judicial District, an office elected by all voters of a
14county of fewer than 1,000,000 residents, and municipal and
15county offices in Cook County other than those elected by all
16voters of Cook County, and (iv) $50,000 for a candidate
17political committee established to support the nomination of a
18candidate to any other office. A candidate political committee
19established to elect a candidate to the General Assembly may
20accept contributions from only one legislative caucus
21committee. A candidate political committee may not accept
22contributions from a ballot initiative committee or from an
23independent expenditure committee.
24    (c) During an election cycle, a political party committee
25may not accept contributions with an aggregate value over the
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1any corporation, labor organization, or association, or (iii)
2$50,000 from a political action committee. A political party
3committee may accept contributions in any amount from another
4political party committee or a candidate political committee,
5except as provided in subsection (c-5). Nothing in this
6Section shall limit the amounts that may be transferred
7between a political party committee established under
8subsection (a) of Section 7-8 of this Code and an affiliated
9federal political committee established under the Federal
10Election Code by the same political party. A political party
11committee may not accept contributions from a ballot
12initiative committee or from an independent expenditure
13committee. A political party committee established by a
14legislative caucus may not accept contributions from another
15political party committee established by a legislative caucus.
16    (c-5) During the period beginning on the date candidates
17may begin circulating petitions for a primary election and
18ending on the day of the primary election, a political party
19committee may not accept contributions with an aggregate value
20over $50,000 from a candidate political committee or political
21party committee. A political party committee may accept
22contributions in any amount from a candidate political
23committee or political party committee if the political party
24committee receiving the contribution filed a statement of
25nonparticipation in the primary as provided in subsection
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1and make recommendations on the provisions of this subsection
2to the Governor and General Assembly by September 30, 2012.
3This subsection becomes inoperative on July 1, 2013 and
4thereafter no longer applies.
5    (c-10) A political party committee that does not intend to
6make contributions to candidates to be nominated at a general
7primary election or consolidated primary election may file a
8Statement of Nonparticipation in a Primary Election with the
9Board. The Statement of Nonparticipation shall include a
10verification signed by the chairperson and treasurer of the
11committee that (i) the committee will not make contributions
12or coordinated expenditures in support of or opposition to a
13candidate or candidates to be nominated at the general primary
14election or consolidated primary election (select one) to be
15held on (insert date), (ii) the political party committee may
16accept unlimited contributions from candidate political
17committees and political party committees, provided that the
18political party committee does not make contributions to a
19candidate or candidates to be nominated at the primary
20election, and (iii) failure to abide by these requirements
21shall deem the political party committee in violation of this
22Article and subject the committee to a fine of no more than
23150% of the total contributions or coordinated expenditures
24made by the committee in violation of this Article. This
25subsection becomes inoperative on July 1, 2013 and thereafter
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1    (d) During an election cycle, a political action committee
2may not accept contributions with an aggregate value over the
3following: (i) $10,000 from any individual, (ii) $20,000 from
4any corporation, labor organization, political party
5committee, or association, or (iii) $50,000 from a political
6action committee or candidate political committee. A political
7action committee may not accept contributions from a ballot
8initiative committee or from an independent expenditure
9committee.
10    (e) A ballot initiative committee may accept contributions
11in any amount from any source, provided that the committee
12files the document required by Section 9-3 of this Article and
13files the disclosure reports required by the provisions of
14this Article.
15    (e-5) An independent expenditure committee may accept
16contributions in any amount from any source, provided that the
17committee files the document required by Section 9-3 of this
18Article and files the disclosure reports required by the
19provisions of this Article.
20    (e-10) A limited activity committee shall not accept
21contributions, except that the officer or a candidate the
22committee has designated to support may contribute personal
23funds in order to pay for maintenance expenses. A limited
24activity committee may only make expenditures that are: (i)
25necessary for maintenance of the committee; (ii) for rent or
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1the officer or candidate is confirmed by the Senate; (iii)
2contributions to 501(c)(3) charities; or (iv) returning
3contributions to original contributors.
4    (f) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a political
5committee from dividing the proceeds of joint fundraising
6efforts; provided that no political committee may receive more
7than the limit from any one contributor, and provided that an
8independent expenditure committee may not conduct joint
9fundraising efforts with a candidate political committee or a
10political party committee.
11    (g) On January 1 of each odd-numbered year, the State
12Board of Elections shall adjust the amounts of the
13contribution limitations established in this Section for
14inflation as determined by the Consumer Price Index for All
15Urban Consumers as issued by the United States Department of
16Labor and rounded to the nearest $100. The State Board shall
17publish this information on its official website.
18    (h) Self-funding candidates. If a public official, a
19candidate, or the public official's or candidate's immediate
20family contributes or loans to the public official's or
21candidate's political committee or to other political
22committees that transfer funds to the public official's or
23candidate's political committee or makes independent
24expenditures for the benefit of the public official's or
25candidate's campaign during the 12 months prior to an election
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1office or (ii) $100,000 for all other elective offices, then
2the public official or candidate shall file with the State
3Board of Elections, within one day, a Notification of
4Self-funding that shall detail each contribution or loan made
5by the public official, the candidate, or the public
6official's or candidate's immediate family. Within 2 business
7days after the filing of a Notification of Self-funding, the
8notification shall be posted on the Board's website and the
9Board shall give official notice of the filing to each
10candidate for the same office as the public official or
11candidate making the filing, including the public official or
12candidate filing the Notification of Self-funding. Notice
13shall be sent via first class mail to the candidate and the
14treasurer of the candidate's committee. Notice shall also be
15sent by e-mail to the candidate and the treasurer of the
16candidate's committee if the candidate and the treasurer, as
17applicable, have provided the Board with an e-mail address.
18Upon posting of the notice on the Board's website, all
19candidates for that office, including the public official or
20candidate who filed a Notification of Self-funding, shall be
21permitted to accept contributions in excess of any
22contribution limits imposed by subsection (b). If a public
23official or candidate filed a Notification of Self-funding
24during an election cycle that includes a general primary
25election or consolidated primary election and that public
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1office, including the nominee who filed the notification of
2self-funding, shall be permitted to accept contributions in
3excess of any contribution limit imposed by subsection (b) for
4the subsequent election cycle. For the purposes of this
5subsection, "immediate family" means the spouse, parent, or
6child of a public official or candidate.
7    (h-5) If a natural person or independent expenditure
8committee makes independent expenditures in support of or in
9opposition to the campaign of a particular public official or
10candidate in an aggregate amount of more than (i) $250,000 for
11statewide office or (ii) $100,000 for all other elective
12offices in an election cycle, as reported in a written
13disclosure filed under subsection (a) of Section 9-8.6 or
14subsection (e-5) of Section 9-10, then the State Board of
15Elections shall, within 2 business days after the filing of
16the disclosure, post the disclosure on the Board's website and
17give official notice of the disclosure to each candidate for
18the same office as the public official or candidate for whose
19benefit or detriment the natural person or independent
20expenditure committee made independent expenditures. Upon
21posting of the notice on the Board's website, all candidates
22for that office in that election, including the public
23official or candidate for whose benefit or detriment the
24natural person or independent expenditure committee made
25independent expenditures, shall be permitted to accept
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1subsection (b).
2    (h-10) If the State Board of Elections receives
3notification or determines that a natural person or persons,
4an independent expenditure committee or committees, or
5combination thereof has made independent expenditures in
6support of or in opposition to the campaign of a particular
7public official or candidate in an aggregate amount of more
8than (i) $250,000 for statewide office or (ii) $100,000 for
9all other elective offices in an election cycle, then the
10Board shall, within 2 business days after discovering the
11independent expenditures that, in the aggregate, exceed the
12threshold set forth in (i) and (ii) of this subsection, post
13notice of this fact on the Board's website and give official
14notice to each candidate for the same office as the public
15official or candidate for whose benefit or detriment the
16independent expenditures were made. Notice shall be sent via
17first class mail to the candidate and the treasurer of the
18candidate's committee. Notice shall also be sent by e-mail to
19the candidate and the treasurer of the candidate's committee
20if the candidate and the treasurer, as applicable, have
21provided the Board with an e-mail address. Upon posting of the
22notice on the Board's website, all candidates of that office
23in that election, including the public official or candidate
24for whose benefit or detriment the independent expenditures
25were made, may accept contributions in excess of any
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1    (i) For the purposes of this Section, a corporation, labor
2organization, association, or a political action committee
3established by a corporation, labor organization, or
4association may act as a conduit in facilitating the delivery
5to a political action committee of contributions made through
6dues, levies, or similar assessments and the political action
7committee may report the contributions in the aggregate,
8provided that: (i) contributions made through dues, levies, or
9similar assessments paid by any natural person, corporation,
10labor organization, or association in a calendar year may not
11exceed the limits set forth in this Section; (ii) the
12corporation, labor organization, association, or a political
13action committee established by a corporation, labor
14organization, or association facilitating the delivery of
15contributions maintains a list of natural persons,
16corporations, labor organizations, and associations that paid
17the dues, levies, or similar assessments from which the
18contributions comprising the aggregate amount derive; and
19(iii) contributions made through dues, levies, or similar
20assessments paid by any natural person, corporation, labor
21organization, or association that exceed $500 in a quarterly
22reporting period shall be itemized on the committee's
23quarterly report and may not be reported in the aggregate. A
24political action committee facilitating the delivery of
25contributions or receiving contributions shall disclose the
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1received and the name of the corporation, labor organization,
2association, or political action committee delivering the
3contributions, if applicable. On January 1 of each
4odd-numbered year, the State Board of Elections shall adjust
5the amounts of the contribution limitations established in
6this subsection for inflation as determined by the Consumer
7Price Index for All Urban Consumers as issued by the United
8States Department of Labor and rounded to the nearest $100.
9The State Board shall publish this information on its official
10website.
11    (j) A political committee that receives a contribution or
12transfer in violation of this Section shall dispose of the
13contribution or transfer by returning the contribution or
14transfer, or an amount equal to the contribution or transfer,
15to the contributor or transferor or donating the contribution
16or transfer, or an amount equal to the contribution or
17transfer, to a charity. A contribution or transfer received in
18violation of this Section that is not disposed of as provided
19in this subsection within 30 days after the Board sends
20notification to the political committee of the excess
21contribution by certified mail shall escheat to the General
22Revenue Fund and the political committee shall be deemed in
23violation of this Section and subject to a civil penalty not to
24exceed 150% of the total amount of the contribution.
25    (k) For the purposes of this Section, "statewide office"
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1Secretary of State, Comptroller, and Treasurer.
2    (l) This Section is repealed if and when the United States
3Supreme Court invalidates contribution limits on committees
4formed to assist candidates, political parties, corporations,
5associations, or labor organizations established by or
6pursuant to federal law.
7(Source: P.A. 97-766, eff. 7-6-12; 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)
 
8    Section 25. The General Assembly Compensation Act is
9amended by changing Section 1 as follows:
 
10    (25 ILCS 115/1)  (from Ch. 63, par. 14)
11    Sec. 1. Each member of the General Assembly shall receive
12an annual salary of $28,000 or as set by the Compensation
13Review Board, whichever is greater. The following named
14officers, committee chairmen and committee minority spokesmen
15shall receive additional amounts per year for their services
16as such officers, committee chairmen and committee minority
17spokesmen respectively, as set by the Compensation Review
18Board or, as follows, whichever is greater: Beginning the
19second Wednesday in January 1989, the Speaker and the minority
20leader of the House of Representatives and the President and
21the minority leader of the Senate, $16,000 each; the majority
22leader in the House of Representatives $13,500; 5 assistant
23majority leaders and 5 assistant minority leaders in the
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1assistant minority leaders in the House of Representatives,
2$10,500 each; 2 Deputy Majority leaders in the House of
3Representatives $11,500 each; and 2 Deputy Minority leaders in
4the House of Representatives, $11,500 each; the majority
5caucus chairman and minority caucus chairman in the Senate,
6$12,000 each; and beginning the second Wednesday in January,
71989, the majority conference chairman and the minority
8conference chairman in the House of Representatives, $10,500
9each; beginning the second Wednesday in January, 1989, the
10chairman and minority spokesman of each standing committee of
11the Senate, except the Rules Committee, the Committee on
12Committees, and the Committee on Assignment of Bills, $6,000
13each; and beginning the second Wednesday in January, 1989, the
14chairman and minority spokesman of each standing and select
15committee of the House of Representatives, $6,000 each; and
16beginning fiscal year 2020, the majority leader in the Senate,
17an amount equal to the majority leader in the House. A member
18who serves in more than one position as an officer, committee
19chairman, or committee minority spokesman shall receive only
20one additional amount based on the position paying the highest
21additional amount. The compensation provided for in this
22Section to be paid per year to members of the General Assembly,
23including the additional sums payable per year to officers of
24the General Assembly shall be paid in 12 equal monthly
25installments until December 31, 2021. Beginning January 1,
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1per year to members of the General Assembly, including
2additional sums payable per year to officers of the General
3Assembly, shall be paid bi-monthly. Members who resign before
4completing the entire term in office shall be compensated on a
5prorated basis. Members completing the term of a vacancy shall
6be compensated on a prorated basis. The first such installment
7is payable on January 31, 1977. All subsequent equal monthly
8installments are payable on the last working day of the month.
9A member who has held office any part of a month is entitled to
10compensation for an entire month.
11    Mileage shall be paid at the rate of 20 cents per mile
12before January 9, 1985, and at the mileage allowance rate in
13effect under regulations promulgated pursuant to 5 U.S.C.
145707(b)(2) beginning January 9, 1985, for the number of actual
15highway miles necessarily and conveniently traveled by the
16most feasible route to be present upon convening of the
17sessions of the General Assembly by such member in each and
18every trip during each session in going to and returning from
19the seat of government, to be computed by the Comptroller. A
20member traveling by public transportation for such purposes,
21however, shall be paid his actual cost of that transportation
22instead of on the mileage rate if his cost of public
23transportation exceeds the amount to which he would be
24entitled on a mileage basis. No member may be paid, whether on
25a mileage basis or for actual costs of public transportation,
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1is actually in session. Each member shall also receive an
2allowance of $36 per day for lodging and meals while in
3attendance at sessions of the General Assembly before January
49, 1985; beginning January 9, 1985, such food and lodging
5allowance shall be equal to the amount per day permitted to be
6deducted for such expenses under the Internal Revenue Code;
7however, beginning May 31, 1995, no allowance for food and
8lodging while in attendance at sessions is authorized for
9periods of time after the last day in May of each calendar
10year, except (i) if the General Assembly is convened in
11special session by either the Governor or the presiding
12officers of both houses, as provided by subsection (b) of
13Section 5 of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution or (ii) if
14the General Assembly is convened to consider bills vetoed,
15item vetoed, reduced, or returned with specific
16recommendations for change by the Governor as provided in
17Section 9 of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution. For
18fiscal year 2011 and for session days in fiscal years 2012,
192013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 only (i) the
20allowance for lodging and meals is $111 per day and (ii)
21mileage for automobile travel shall be reimbursed at a rate of
22$0.39 per mile.
23    Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
24contrary, beginning in fiscal year 2012, travel reimbursement
25for General Assembly members on non-session days shall be
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1Travel Control Board, except that fiscal year 2012, 2013,
22014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 mileage reimbursement
3is set at a rate of $0.39 per mile.
4    If a member dies having received only a portion of the
5amount payable as compensation, the unpaid balance shall be
6paid to the surviving spouse of such member, or, if there be
7none, to the estate of such member.
8(Source: P.A. 100-25, eff. 7-26-17; 100-587, eff. 6-4-18;
9101-10, eff. 6-5-19; revised 7-17-19.)
 
10    Section 30. The Lobbyist Registration Act is amended by
11changing Sections 2, 3, 4.5, 4.7, 5, 6, 8, and 11.2 as follows:
 
12    (25 ILCS 170/2)  (from Ch. 63, par. 172)
13    Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the
14context otherwise requires:
15    (a) "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership,
16committee, association, corporation, or any other organization
17or group of persons.
18    (b) "Expenditure" means a payment, distribution, loan,
19advance, deposit, or gift of money or anything of value, and
20includes a contract, promise, or agreement, whether or not
21legally enforceable, to make an expenditure, for the ultimate
22purpose of influencing executive, legislative, or
23administrative action, other than compensation as defined in
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1    (c) "Official" means:
2        (1) the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of
3    State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, and State
4    Comptroller;
5        (2) Chiefs of Staff for officials described in item
6    (1), the Deputy Governor, the Deputy Secretary of State,
7    the Deputy Attorney General, the Deputy Treasurer, and the
8    Deputy Comptroller;
9        (3) Cabinet members of any elected constitutional
10    officer, including Directors, Assistant Directors and
11    Chief Legal Counsel or General Counsel;
12        (4) Members of the General Assembly; and
13        (5) Members of any board, commission, authority, or
14    task force of the State authorized or created by State law
15    or by executive order of the Governor; .
16        (6) Mayors, presidents, aldermen, commissioners, and
17    trustees of a city, village, or town;
18        (7) County board members and countywide elected
19    officials;
20        (8) Township board members and township elected
21    officials; and
22        (9) Members of any board, commission, authority, or
23    task force created by a local ordinance or order of a mayor
24    or village or town president.
25    (d) "Compensation" means any money, thing of value or
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1services rendered or to be rendered, for lobbying or as a
2consultant as defined in subsection (e).
3    Monies paid to members of the General Assembly by the
4State as remuneration for performance of their Constitutional
5and statutory duties as members of the General Assembly shall
6not constitute compensation as defined by this Act.
7    (e) "Lobby" and "lobbying" means any communication,
8including the soliciting of others to communicate, with an
9official of the executive or legislative branch of State
10government as defined in subsection (c) for the ultimate
11purpose of influencing any executive, legislative, or
12administrative action at the State, municipal, county, or
13township government level.
14    (f) "Influencing" means any communication, action,
15reportable expenditure as prescribed in Section 6 or other
16means used to promote, support, affect, modify, oppose or
17delay any executive, legislative or administrative action or
18to promote goodwill with officials as defined in subsection
19(c).
20    (g) "Executive action" means the proposal, drafting,
21development, consideration, amendment, adoption, approval,
22promulgation, issuance, modification, rejection or
23postponement by a State, municipal, county, or township
24government entity of a rule, regulation, order, decision,
25determination, contractual arrangement, purchasing agreement
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1proceeding.
2    (h) "Legislative action" means the development, drafting,
3introduction, consideration, modification, adoption,
4rejection, review, enactment, or passage or defeat of any
5bill, amendment, resolution, ordinance, report, nomination,
6administrative rule or other matter by either house of the
7General Assembly or a committee thereof, or by a legislator,
8by the legislative body of a municipality, county, or
9township, or by an alderman, trustee, or township board
10member. Legislative action also means the action of the
11Governor, mayor, or village or township board president, or
12county executive in approving or vetoing any bill, ordinance,
13or resolution or portion thereof, and the action of such
14officials the Governor or any agency under their jurisdiction
15in the development of a legislative proposal for introduction
16in the legislature.
17    (i) "Administrative action" means the execution or
18rejection of any rule, regulation, legislative rule, standard,
19fee, rate, contractual arrangement, purchasing agreement or
20other delegated legislative or quasi-legislative action to be
21taken or withheld by any executive agency, department, board
22or commission of the State, municipal, county, or township.
23    (j) "Lobbyist" means any natural person who undertakes to
24lobby State, municipal, county, or township government as
25provided in subsection (e).
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1retains, employs, or compensates a natural person to lobby
2State, municipal, county, or township government as provided
3in subsection (e).
4    (l) "Authorized agent" means the person designated by an
5entity or lobbyist registered under this Act as the person
6responsible for submission and retention of reports required
7under this Act.
8    (m) "Client" means any person or entity that provides
9compensation to a lobbyist to lobby State, municipal, county,
10or township government as provided in subsection (e) of this
11Section.
12    (n) "Client registrant" means a client who is required to
13register under this Act.
14    (o) "Unit of local government" has the meaning ascribed to
15it in Section 1 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution and
16also includes school districts and community college
17districts.
18    (p) "Consultant" means any natural person or entity who,
19for compensation, provides advisory services, including but
20not limited to, rendering opinions on or developing strategies
21for lobbying or influencing, to a lobbyist or lobbying entity
22for the ultimate purpose of influencing any executive,
23legislative, or administrative action. "Consultant" does not
24include (i) an employee of the lobbyist or lobbying entity or
25(ii) an attorney or law firm providing legal services,
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1opinions to clients as to the construction and legal effect of
2proposed or pending legislation or any executive, legislative,
3or administrative action.
4(Source: P.A. 101-595, eff. 12-5-19.)
 
5    (25 ILCS 170/3)  (from Ch. 63, par. 173)
6    Sec. 3. Persons required to register.
7    (a) Except as provided in Section 9, any natural person
8who, for compensation or otherwise, undertakes to lobby, or
9any person or entity who employs or compensates another person
10for the purposes of lobbying, shall register with the
11Secretary of State as provided in this Act, unless that person
12or entity qualifies for one or more of the following
13exemptions.
14        (1) Persons or entities who, for the purpose of
15    influencing any executive, legislative, or administrative
16    action and who do not make expenditures that are
17    reportable pursuant to Section 6, appear without
18    compensation or promise thereof only as witnesses before a
19    legislative committee committees of the House and Senate
20    for the purpose of explaining or arguing for or against
21    the passage of or action upon any legislation , ordinance,
22    or regulation then pending before the committee those
23    committees, or who seek without compensation or promise
24    thereof the approval or veto of any legislation or
25    ordinance by the Governor.

 

 

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1        (1.4) A unit of local government, State government, or
2    agencies, departments, commissions, boards, or task forces
3    thereof or a school district.
4        (1.5) An elected or appointed official or an employee
5    of a unit of local government or school district who, in
6    the scope of his or her public office or employment, seeks
7    to influence executive, legislative, or administrative
8    action exclusively on behalf of that unit of local
9    government or school district.
10        (2) Persons or entities who own, publish, or are
11    employed by a newspaper or other regularly published
12    periodical, or who own or are employed by a radio station,
13    television station, or other bona fide news medium that in
14    the ordinary course of business disseminates news,
15    editorial or other comment, or paid advertisements that
16    directly urge the passage or defeat of legislation. This
17    exemption is not applicable to such an individual insofar
18    as he or she receives additional compensation or expenses
19    from some source other than the bona fide news medium for
20    the purpose of influencing executive, legislative, or
21    administrative action. This exemption does not apply to
22    newspapers and periodicals owned by or published by trade
23    associations and not-for-profit corporations engaged
24    primarily in endeavors other than dissemination of news.
25        (3) Persons or entities performing professional
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1    opinions to clients as to the construction and effect of
2    proposed or pending legislation when those professional
3    services are not otherwise, directly or indirectly,
4    connected with executive, legislative, or administrative
5    action.
6        (4) Persons or entities who are employees of
7    departments, divisions, or agencies of State or local
8    government and who appear before committees of the House
9    and Senate for the purpose of explaining how the
10    executive, legislative, or administrative action passage
11    of or action upon any legislation then pending before
12    those committees will affect those departments, divisions,
13    or agencies of State or local government.
14        (5) Employees of the General Assembly, legislators,
15    legislative agencies, and legislative commissions who, in
16    the course of their official duties only, engage in
17    activities that otherwise qualify as lobbying. Legislators
18    whose activities are limited to occasional communications
19    with an official of a unit of local government on behalf of
20    their employer in the ordinary course of their non-public
21    employment where (1) the primary duties of the employment
22    are not to influence executive, legislative, or
23    administrative action and (2) the legislator does not make
24    any expenditures that are reportable pursuant to Section
25    6.
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1    skills and knowledge relevant to certain areas of
2    executive, legislative, or administrative actions, whose
3    skills and knowledge would be helpful to officials when
4    considering those actions, whose activities are limited to
5    making occasional appearances for or communicating on
6    behalf of a registrant, and who do not make expenditures
7    that are reportable pursuant to Section 6 even though
8    receiving expense reimbursement for those occasional
9    appearances.
10        (7) Any full-time employee of a bona fide church or
11    religious organization who represents that organization
12    solely for the purpose of protecting the right of the
13    members thereof to practice the religious doctrines of
14    that church or religious organization, or any such bona
15    fide church or religious organization.
16        (8) Persons or entities that receive no compensation
17    other than reimbursement for expenses of up to $500 per
18    year while engaged in lobbying State government, unless
19    those persons make expenditures that are reportable under
20    Section 6.
21        (9) Any attorney or group or firm of attorneys (1) in
22    connection with the practice of law or (2) in the course of
23    representing a client in relation to any administrative,
24    or judicial, quasi-judicial proceeding, or any witness
25    providing testimony in any administrative, or judicial, or
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1    communications are not allowed and who does not make
2    expenditures that are reportable pursuant to Section 6.
3        (9.5) Any attorney or group or firm of attorneys in
4    the course of representing a client in an administrative
5    or executive action involving a contractual or purchasing
6    arrangement and who does not make expenditures that are
7    reportable pursuant to Section 6.
8        (10) Persons or entities who, in the scope of their
9    employment as a vendor, offer or solicit an official for
10    the purchase of any goods or services when (1) the
11    solicitation is limited to either an oral inquiry or
12    written advertisements and informative literature; or (2)
13    the goods and services are subject to competitive bidding
14    requirements of the Illinois Procurement Code; or (3) the
15    goods and services are for sale at a cost not to exceed
16    $5,000; and (4) the persons or entities do not make
17    expenditures that are reportable under Section 6.
18    (a-5) If in the course of providing services as a
19consultant, the consultant communicates with an official on
20behalf of the lobbyist or lobbying entity for the ultimate
21purpose of influencing any executive, legislative, or
22administrative action, or makes an expenditure on behalf of or
23benefitting an official, the consultant shall register as a
24lobbyist within 2 business days of engaging in the
25communication with the official or making the expenditure
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1    (b) It is a violation of this Act to engage in lobbying or
2to employ any person for the purpose of lobbying who is not
3registered with the Office of the Secretary of State, except
4upon condition that the person register and the person does in
5fact register within 2 business days after being employed or
6retained for lobbying services.
7    (c) The Secretary shall promulgate a rule establishing a
8list of the entities required to register under this Act,
9including the name of each board, commission, authority, or
10task force. The Secretary may require a person or entity
11claiming an exemption under this Section to certify the person
12or entity is not required to register under this Act. Nothing
13prohibits the Secretary from rejecting a certification and
14requiring a person or entity to register.
15(Source: P.A. 96-555, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1358, eff. 7-28-10.)
 
16    (25 ILCS 170/4.5)
17    Sec. 4.5. Ethics training. Each natural person required to
18register as a lobbyist under this Act must complete a program
19of ethics training provided by the Secretary of State. A
20natural person registered under this Act must complete the
21training program before no later than 30 days after
22registration or renewal is deemed complete under this Act. If
23the Secretary of State uses the ethics training developed in
24accordance with Section 5-10 of the State Officials and
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1include appropriate information about the requirements,
2responsibilities, and opportunities imposed by or arising
3under this Act, including reporting requirements.
4    The Secretary of State shall adopt rules for the
5implementation of this Section.
6(Source: P.A. 96-555, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1358, eff. 7-28-10.)
 
7    (25 ILCS 170/4.7)
8    Sec. 4.7. Prohibition on sexual harassment.
9    (a) All persons have the right to work in an environment
10free from sexual harassment. All persons subject to this Act
11shall refrain from sexual harassment of any person.
12    (b) (Blank.) Until January 1, 2020, each natural person
13required to register as a lobbyist under this Act must
14complete, at least annually, a sexual harassment training
15program provided by the Secretary of State. A natural person
16registered under this Act must complete the training program
17no later than 30 days after registration or renewal under this
18Act. This requirement does not apply to a lobbying entity or a
19client that hires a lobbyist that (i) does not have employees
20of the lobbying entity or client registered as lobbyists, or
21(ii) does not have an actual presence in Illinois.
22    (b-5) Each Beginning January 1, 2020, each natural person
23required to register as a lobbyist under this Act must
24complete, at least annually, a harassment and discrimination
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1State. A natural person registered under this Act must
2complete the training program before no later than 30 days
3after registration or renewal is deemed complete under this
4Act. This requirement does not apply to a lobbying entity or a
5client that hires a lobbyist that (i) does not have employees
6of the lobbying entity or client registered as lobbyists, or
7(ii) does not have an actual presence in Illinois. For the
8purposes of this subsection, "unlawful discrimination" and
9"harassment" mean unlawful discrimination and harassment
10prohibited under Section 2-102 of the Illinois Human Rights
11Act.
12    (c) Before registration or renewal is deemed complete
13under this Act No later than January 1, 2018, each natural
14person and any entity required to register under this Act
15shall have a written sexual harassment policy that shall
16include, at a minimum: (i) a prohibition on sexual harassment;
17(ii) details on how an individual can report an allegation of
18sexual harassment, including options for making a confidential
19report to a supervisor, ethics officer, Inspector General, or
20the Department of Human Rights; (iii) a prohibition on
21retaliation for reporting sexual harassment allegations,
22including availability of whistleblower protections under the
23State Officials and Employee Ethics Act, the Whistleblower
24Act, and the Illinois Human Rights Act; and (iv) the
25consequences of a violation of the prohibition on sexual
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1report.
2    (d) For purposes of this Act, "sexual harassment" means
3any unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or
4any conduct of a sexual nature when: (i) submission to such
5conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or
6condition of an individual's employment; (ii) submission to or
7rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis
8for employment decisions affecting such individual; or (iii)
9such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially
10interfering with an individual's work performance or creating
11an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.
12For the purposes of this definition, the phrase "working
13environment" is not limited to a physical location an employee
14is assigned to perform his or her duties and does not require
15an employment relationship.
16    (e) The Secretary of State shall adopt rules for the
17implementation of this Section. In order to provide for the
18expeditious and timely implementation of this Section, the
19Secretary of State shall adopt emergency rules under
20subsection (z) of Section 5-45 of the Illinois Administrative
21Procedure Act for the implementation of this Section no later
22than 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of
23the 100th General Assembly.
24(Source: P.A. 100-554, eff. 11-16-17; 101-221, eff. 8-9-19.)
 
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1    Sec. 5. Lobbyist registration and disclosure. Every
2natural person and every entity required to register under
3this Act shall before any service is performed which requires
4the natural person or entity to register, but in any event not
5later than 2 business days after being employed or retained,
6file in the Office of the Secretary of State a statement in a
7format prescribed by the Secretary of State containing the
8following information with respect to each person or entity
9employing, retaining, or benefitting from the services of the
10natural person or entity required to register:
11        (a) The registrant's name, permanent address, e-mail
12    address, if any, fax number, if any, business telephone
13    number, and temporary address, if the registrant has a
14    temporary address while lobbying.
15        (a-5) If the registrant is an entity, the information
16    required under subsection (a) for each natural person
17    associated with the registrant who will be lobbying,
18    regardless of whether lobbying is a significant part of
19    his or her duties.
20        (b) The name and address of the client or clients
21    employing or retaining the registrant to perform such
22    services or on whose behalf the registrant appears. If the
23    client employing or retaining the registrant is a client
24    registrant, the statement shall also include the name and
25    address of the client or clients of the client registrant
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1    performing services.
2        (b-5) If the registrant employs or retains a
3    sub-registrant, the statement shall include the name and
4    address of the sub-registrant and identify the client or
5    clients of the registrant on whose behalf the
6    sub-registrant will be or is anticipated to be performing
7    services.
8        (b-7) If the registrant retains a consultant, the
9    statement shall include the name and address of the
10    consultant and identify the client or clients and each
11    executive and legislative branch agency for which the
12    consultant is to provide advisory services.
13        (c) For those identified under subsections (b), (b-5),
14    and (b-7), a A brief description of the executive,
15    legislative, or administrative action in reference to
16    which such service is to be rendered.
17        (c-5) Each executive and legislative branch agency of
18    the State and each unit of local government the registrant
19    expects to lobby during the registration period.
20        (c-6) The nature of the client's business, by
21    indicating all of the following categories that apply: (1)
22    banking and financial services, (2) manufacturing, (3)
23    education, (4) environment, (5) healthcare, (6) insurance,
24    (7) community interests, (8) labor, (9) public relations
25    or advertising, (10) marketing or sales, (11) hospitality,
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1    or services, (14) social services, (15) public utilities,
2    (16) racing or wagering, (17) real estate or construction,
3    (18) telecommunications, (19) trade or professional
4    association, (20) travel or tourism, (21) transportation,
5    (22) agriculture, and (23) other (setting forth the nature
6    of that other business).
7        (d) A confirmation that the registrant has a sexual
8    harassment policy as required by Section 4.7, that such
9    policy shall be made available to any individual within 2
10    business days upon written request (including electronic
11    requests), that any person may contact the authorized
12    agent of the registrant to report allegations of sexual
13    harassment, and that the registrant recognizes the
14    Inspector General has jurisdiction to review any
15    allegations of sexual harassment alleged against the
16    registrant or lobbyists hired by the registrant.
17        (e) (Blank.) Each unit of local government in this
18    State for which the registrant is or expects to be
19    required to register to lobby the local government during
20    the registration period. "Lobby" shall have the meaning
21    ascribed to it by the relevant unit of local government.
22        (f) Each elected or appointed public office in this
23    State to be held by the registrant at any time during the
24    registration period.
25    Every natural person and every entity required to register
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1by this Section on or before each January 31. The registrant
2has a continuing duty to report any substantial change or
3addition to the information contained in the registration. A
4registrant who retains a consultant shall file an amended
5registration before any consulting services are performed, but
6in any event not later than 2 business days after the
7consultant is retained, setting forth the information required
8in subsections (b-7) and (c) of this Section. Registrants
9registered as of the effective date of this amendatory Act of
10the 101st General Assembly shall update their registration to
11add the information required under subsections (b-5), (e), and
12(f), if applicable, within 30 days after the effective date of
13this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly.
14    The Secretary of State shall make all filed statements and
15amendments to statements publicly available by means of a
16searchable database that is accessible through the World Wide
17Web. The Secretary of State shall provide all software
18necessary to comply with this provision to all natural persons
19and entities required to file. The Secretary of State shall
20implement a plan to provide computer access and assistance to
21natural persons and entities required to file electronically.
22    All natural persons and entities required to register
23under this Act shall remit a single, annual, and nonrefundable
24$300 registration fee. Each natural person required to
25register under this Act shall submit, on an annual basis, a
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1submitting a picture on an annual basis, authorize the
2Secretary of State to use any photo identification available
3in any database maintained by the Secretary of State for other
4purposes. Each registration fee collected for registrations on
5or after January 1, 2010 shall be deposited into the Lobbyist
6Registration Administration Fund for administration and
7enforcement of this Act.
8(Source: P.A. 100-554, eff. 11-16-17; 101-595, eff. 12-5-19.)
 
9    (25 ILCS 170/6)  (from Ch. 63, par. 176)
10    Sec. 6. Reports.
11    (a) Lobbyist reports. Except as otherwise provided in this
12Section, every lobbyist registered under this Act who is
13solely employed by a lobbying entity shall file an
14affirmation, verified under oath pursuant to Section 1-109 of
15the Code of Civil Procedure, with the Secretary of State
16attesting to the accuracy of any reports filed pursuant to
17subsection (b) as those reports pertain to work performed by
18the lobbyist. Any lobbyist registered under this Act who is
19not solely employed by a lobbying entity shall personally file
20reports required of lobbying entities pursuant to subsection
21(b). A lobbyist may, if authorized so to do by a lobbying
22entity by whom he or she is employed or retained, file lobbying
23entity reports pursuant to subsection (b) provided that the
24lobbying entity may delegate the filing of the lobbying entity
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1    (b) Lobbying entity reports. Every lobbying entity
2registered under this Act shall report expenditures related to
3lobbying, including any expenditures made by a consultant in
4performing services for the lobbying entity. The report shall
5itemize each individual expenditure or transaction and shall
6include the name of the official on whose behalf the
7expenditure was made, the name of the client if the
8expenditure was made on behalf of a client, the total amount of
9the expenditure, a description of the expenditure, the vendor
10or purveyor to whom the expenditure was made (including the
11address or location of the expenditure), the date on which the
12expenditure occurred and the subject matter of the lobbying
13activity, if any. For those expenditures made on behalf of a
14client, if the client is a client registrant, the report shall
15also include the name and address of the client or clients of
16the client registrant or the official or officials on whose
17behalf the expenditure ultimately was made. Each expenditure
18required to be reported shall include all expenses made for or
19on behalf of an official or his or her immediate family member
20living with the official.
21    (b-1) The report shall include any change or addition to
22the client list information, required in Section 5 for
23registration, since the last report, including the names and
24addresses of all clients who retained the lobbying entity
25together with an itemized description for each client of the
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1the name of any executive agency lobbied and the subject
2matter; (2) lobbying regarding legislative action, including
3the General Assembly and any other agencies lobbied and the
4subject matter; and (3) lobbying regarding administrative
5action, including the agency lobbied and the subject matter.
6Registrants who made no reportable expenditures during a
7reporting period shall file a report stating that no
8expenditures were incurred.
9    (b-2) Expenditures attributable to lobbying officials
10shall be listed and reported according to the following
11categories:
12        (1) Travel and lodging on behalf of others, including,
13    but not limited to, all travel and living accommodations
14    made for or on behalf of State officials during sessions
15    of the General Assembly.
16        (2) Meals, beverages and other entertainment.
17        (3) Gifts (indicating which, if any, are on the basis
18    of personal friendship).
19        (4) Honoraria.
20        (5) Any other thing or service of value not listed
21    under categories (1) through (4), setting forth a
22    description of the expenditure. The category travel and
23    lodging includes, but is not limited to, all travel and
24    living accommodations made for or on behalf of State
25    officials in the State capital during sessions of the
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1    (b-3) Expenditures incurred for hosting receptions,
2benefits and other large gatherings held for purposes of
3goodwill or otherwise to influence executive, legislative or
4administrative action to which there are 25 or more State
5officials invited shall be reported listing only the total
6amount of the expenditure, the date of the event, and the
7estimated number of officials in attendance.
8    (b-7) Matters excluded from reports. The following items
9need not be included in the report:
10        (1) Reasonable and bona fide expenditures made by the
11    registrant who is a member of a legislative or State study
12    commission or committee while attending and participating
13    in meetings and hearings of such commission or committee.
14        (2) Reasonable and bona fide expenditures made by the
15    registrant for personal sustenance, lodging, travel,
16    office expenses and clerical or support staff.
17        (3) Salaries, fees, and other compensation paid to the
18    registrant for the purposes of lobbying.
19        (4) Any contributions required to be reported under
20    Article 9 of the Election Code.
21        (5) Expenditures made by a registrant on behalf of an
22    official that are returned or reimbursed prior to the
23    deadline for submission of the report.
24    (c) A registrant who terminates employment or duties which
25required him to register under this Act shall give the
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1termination, written notice of such termination and shall
2include therewith a report of the expenditures described
3herein, covering the period of time since the filing of his
4last report to the date of termination of employment. Such
5notice and report shall be final and relieve such registrant
6of further reporting under this Act, unless and until he later
7takes employment or assumes duties requiring him to again
8register under this Act.
9    (d) Failure to file any such report within the time
10designated or the reporting of incomplete information shall
11constitute a violation of this Act.
12    A registrant shall preserve for a period of 2 years all
13receipts and records used in preparing reports under this Act.
14    (e) Within 30 days after a filing deadline or as provided
15by rule, the lobbyist shall notify each official on whose
16behalf an expenditure has been reported. Notification shall
17include the name of the registrant, the total amount of the
18expenditure, a description of the expenditure, the date on
19which the expenditure occurred, and the subject matter of the
20lobbying activity.
21    (f) A report for the period beginning January 1, 2010 and
22ending on June 30, 2010 shall be filed no later than July 15,
232010, and a report for the period beginning July 1, 2010 and
24ending on December 31, 2010 shall be filed no later than
25January 15, 2011. Beginning January 1, 2011, reports shall be
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1the first day of the month through the 15th day of the month,
2the report shall be filed no later than the 20th day of the
3month and (ii) for the period beginning on the 16th day of the
4month through the last day of the month, the report shall be
5filed no later than the 5th day of the following month. A
6report filed under this Act is due in the Office of the
7Secretary of State no later than the close of business on the
8date on which it is required to be filed.
9    (g) All reports filed under this Act shall be filed in a
10format or on forms prescribed by the Secretary of State.
11(Source: P.A. 98-459, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
12    (25 ILCS 170/8)  (from Ch. 63, par. 178)
13    Sec. 8. Contingent fees prohibited. No person shall retain
14or employ another to lobby or provide services as a consultant
15with respect to any legislative, executive, or administrative
16action for compensation contingent in whole or in part upon
17the outcome of the action and no person shall accept any such
18employment or render any such service for compensation
19contingent upon the outcome of the legislative, executive, or
20administrative action.
21(Source: P.A. 93-889, eff. 8-9-04.)
 
22    (25 ILCS 170/11.2)
23    Sec. 11.2. Local regulation. No unit of local government,
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1inconsistent with this Act and all existing all existing laws
2and ordinances which are inconsistent with this Act are hereby
3superseded. This subsection is a limit on home rule powers
4pursuant to paragraphs (h) and (i) of Section 6 of Article VII
5of the Illinois Constitution. A unit of local government or
6school district may adopt an ordinance or resolution
7regulating lobbying activities with that unit of local
8government or school district that imposes requirements
9similar to those imposed by this Act.
10(Source: P.A. 88-187.)
 
11    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect on
12January 1, 2022.

 

 

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1 INDEX
2 Statutes amended in order of appearance
3    5 ILCS 420/1-102.5 new
4    5 ILCS 420/1-104.3 new
5    5 ILCS 420/1-104.4 new
6    5 ILCS 420/1-104.5 new
7    5 ILCS 420/1-105.2 new
8    5 ILCS 420/1-105.3 new
9    5 ILCS 420/1-105.5 new
10    5 ILCS 420/1-105.6 new
11    5 ILCS 420/1-105.7 new
12    5 ILCS 420/1-109from Ch. 127, par. 601-109
13    5 ILCS 420/1-110from Ch. 127, par. 601-110
14    5 ILCS 420/1-112.5 new
15    5 ILCS 420/1-113.6 new
16    5 ILCS 420/1-113.7 new
17    5 ILCS 420/2-101from Ch. 127, par. 602-101
18    5 ILCS 420/3A-50 new
19    5 ILCS 420/4A-102from Ch. 127, par. 604A-102
20    5 ILCS 420/4A-103from Ch. 127, par. 604A-103
21    5 ILCS 420/4A-107from Ch. 127, par. 604A-107
22    5 ILCS 420/4A-108
23    5 ILCS 420/4A-104 rep.
24    5 ILCS 430/5-40
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1    5 ILCS 430/25-10
2    10 ILCS 5/1A-14from Ch. 46, par. 1A-14
3    10 ILCS 5/9-1.8from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.8
4    10 ILCS 5/9-3.5 new
5    10 ILCS 5/9-8.5
6    25 ILCS 115/1from Ch. 63, par. 14
7    25 ILCS 170/2from Ch. 63, par. 172
8    25 ILCS 170/3from Ch. 63, par. 173
9    25 ILCS 170/4.5
10    25 ILCS 170/4.7
11    25 ILCS 170/5
12    25 ILCS 170/6from Ch. 63, par. 176
13    25 ILCS 170/8from Ch. 63, par. 178
14    25 ILCS 170/11.2