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(5 ILCS 430/25-23)
The President and Minority Leader of the Senate
the Speaker and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives shall each
appoint an ethics officer for the members and employees of his or her
No later than January 1, 2004, the head of each State agency under the
jurisdiction of the
Legislative Ethics Commission, other than the General Assembly, shall
designate an ethics
officer for the State agency.
Ethics Officers shall:
(1) act as liaisons between the State agency and the
Legislative Inspector General and between the State agency and the Legislative Ethics Commission;
(2) review statements of economic interest and
disclosure forms of officers, senior employees, and contract monitors before they are filed with the Secretary of State; and
(3) provide guidance to officers and employees in the
interpretation and implementation of this Act, which the officer or employee may in good faith rely upon. Such guidance shall be based, wherever possible, upon legal precedent in court decisions, opinions of the Attorney General, and the findings and opinions of the Legislative Ethics Commission.
(Source: P.A. 93-617, eff. 12-9-03.)