(25 ILCS 170/5)
Lobbyist registration and disclosure.
Every natural person and every entity required to
register under this Act shall
before any service
is performed which requires the natural person or entity to register, but in any event not
later than 2 business days after being employed or retained, file in the Office of the
Secretary of State a statement in a format prescribed by the Secretary of State containing the
with respect to each person or entity
employing, retaining, or benefitting from the services of the natural person or entity required to register:
(a) The registrant's name, permanent address, e-mail
address, if any, fax number, if any, business telephone number, and temporary address, if the registrant has a temporary address while lobbying.
(a-5) If the registrant is an entity, the information
required under subsection (a) for each natural person associated with the registrant who will be lobbying, regardless of whether lobbying is a significant part of his or her duties.
(b) The name and address of the client or clients
employing or retaining the registrant to perform such services or on whose behalf the registrant appears. If the client employing or retaining the registrant is a client registrant, the statement shall also include the name and address of the client or clients of the client registrant on whose behalf the registrant will be or anticipates performing services.
(b-5) If the registrant employs or retains a
sub-registrant, the statement shall include the name and address of the sub-registrant and identify the client or clients of the registrant on whose behalf the sub-registrant will be or is anticipated to be performing services.
(c) A brief description of the executive,
legislative, or administrative action in reference to which such service is to be rendered.
(c-5) Each executive and legislative branch agency
the registrant expects to lobby during the registration period.
(c-6) The nature of the client's business, by
indicating all of the following categories that apply: (1) banking and financial services, (2) manufacturing, (3) education, (4) environment, (5) healthcare, (6) insurance, (7) community interests, (8) labor, (9) public relations or advertising, (10) marketing or sales, (11) hospitality, (12) engineering, (13) information or technology products or services, (14) social services, (15) public utilities, (16) racing or wagering, (17) real estate or construction, (18) telecommunications, (19) trade or professional association, (20) travel or tourism, (21) transportation, (22) agriculture, and (23) other (setting forth the nature of that other business).
(d) A confirmation that the registrant has a sexual
harassment policy as required by Section 4.7, that such policy shall be made available to any individual within 2 business days upon written request (including electronic requests), that any person may contact the authorized agent of the registrant to report allegations of sexual harassment, and that the registrant recognizes the Inspector General has jurisdiction to review any allegations of sexual harassment alleged against the registrant or lobbyists hired by the registrant.
(e) Each unit of local government in this State for
which the registrant is or expects to be required to register to lobby the local government during the registration period. "Lobby" shall have the meaning ascribed to it by the relevant unit of local government.
(f) Each elected or appointed public office in this
State to be held by the registrant at any time during the registration period.
Every natural person and every entity required to register under this Act shall annually submit the registration required by this Section on or before each January 31. The registrant has a continuing duty to report any substantial change or addition to the information contained in the registration.
Registrants registered as of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly shall update their registration to add the information required under subsections (b-5), (e), and (f), if applicable, within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly.
The Secretary of State shall make all filed statements and amendments to statements publicly available by means of a searchable database that is accessible through the World Wide Web. The Secretary of State shall provide all software necessary to comply with this provision to all natural persons and entities required to file. The Secretary of State shall implement a plan to provide computer access and assistance to natural persons and entities required to file electronically.
All natural persons
and entities required to register under this Act shall remit a single, annual, and
nonrefundable $300 registration fee. Each natural person required to register
under this Act shall submit, on an annual basis, a picture of the registrant. A registrant may, in lieu of submitting a
picture on an annual basis, authorize the Secretary of State to use any photo
identification available in any database maintained by the Secretary of State
for other purposes. Each registration fee collected for registrations on
or after January 1, 2010 shall be deposited into the Lobbyist
Registration Administration Fund for administration and enforcement
(Source: P.A. 100-554, eff. 11-16-17; 101-595, eff. 12-5-19.)