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GENERAL PROVISIONS
(5 ILCS 420/) Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.

5 ILCS 420/3A-45

    (5 ILCS 420/3A-45)
    Sec. 3A-45. Late term executive appointees.
    (a) As used in this Section, "late term executive appointee" means a person who is appointed, contracted with, or employed as a director, executive director, or other similar executive management position by any public body 90 or fewer days before the end of the then-serving Governor's term, when the then-serving Governor does not succeed himself or herself as Governor. For purposes of this Section only, "public body" means a board, commission, authority, task force, or other similar group authorized or created by State law where the Governor appoints one or more members of the board, commission, authority, task force, or other similar body.
    (b) A late term executive appointee shall serve no longer than the 60th day of the term of office of the succeeding Governor. A late term executive appointee may be retained by appointment, contract, or employment after the 60th day only if the public body takes official action at an open meeting of that public body which occurs after the succeeding Governor has taken office.
(Source: P.A. 99-466, eff. 8-26-15.)

5 ILCS 420/3A-50

    (5 ILCS 420/3A-50)
    Sec. 3A-50. Appointee political activity.
    (a) No person who is appointed to an affected office shall: (i) serve as an officer of a candidate political committee; or (ii) be a candidate who is designated as the candidate to be supported by a candidate political committee.
    (b) A person appointed to an affected office who is either an officer of a candidate political committee or a candidate who is designated as the candidate to be supported by a candidate political committee shall within 30 days after confirmation by the Senate: (i) resign as an officer of the candidate political committee; (ii) have his or her name removed as the candidate to be supported by a candidate political committee; (iii) notify the State Board of Elections of the person's intent to convert the candidate political committee to a limited activity committee under Section 9-1.8 of the Election Code and complete the transition to a limited activity committee within 60 days after confirmation; or (iv) dissolve the candidate political committee. A person appointed to an affected office who is in violation of this subsection (b) on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly must come into compliance within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly.
    (c) As used in this Section:
    "Affected office" means any office in which the appointee receives any form of compensation, other than the reimbursement of expenses, and whose appointment requires advice and consent of the Senate.
    "Candidate political committee" has the meaning given to that term in Section 9-1.8 of the Election Code in which the person subject to confirmation by the Senate is designated as the candidate to be supported by the candidate political committee under Section 9-2 of the Code.
(Source: P.A. 102-664, eff. 1-1-22.)

5 ILCS 420/Art. 3B

 
    (5 ILCS 420/Art. 3B heading)
ARTICLE 3B. BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
(Source: P.A. 99-318, eff. 1-1-16.)

5 ILCS 420/3B-5

    (5 ILCS 420/3B-5)
    Sec. 3B-5. Definition. As used in this Article:
    "Board" includes a board, commission, authority, task force, or other similar body to which one or more members are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, but does not include any subcommittee thereof, and where the member receives any form of compensation on a per meeting basis; this does not include reimbursement for actual travel or other expenses necessarily incurred in discharging the duties of the office.
(Source: P.A. 99-318, eff. 1-1-16.)

5 ILCS 420/3B-10

    (5 ILCS 420/3B-10)
    Sec. 3B-10. Per meeting compensation and meetings. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a board member shall not receive per meeting compensation for more than one meeting held during any 7 consecutive day period unless: (i) each meeting is more than 4 hours long, or (ii) in the case of a bona fide emergency.
(Source: P.A. 99-318, eff. 1-1-16.)

5 ILCS 420/Art. 4A

 
    (5 ILCS 420/Art. 4A heading)
ARTICLE 4A. DISCLOSURE OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS

5 ILCS 420/4A-101

    (5 ILCS 420/4A-101) (from Ch. 127, par. 604A-101)
    Sec. 4A-101. Persons required to file with the Secretary of State. The following persons shall file verified written statements of economic interests with the Secretary of State, as provided in this Article:
        (a) Members of the General Assembly and candidates
    
for nomination or election to the General Assembly.
        (b) Persons holding an elected office in the
    
Executive Branch of this State, and candidates for nomination or election to these offices.
        (c) Members of a Commission or Board created by the
    
Illinois Constitution, and candidates for nomination or election to such Commission or Board.
        (d) Persons whose appointment to office is subject to
    
confirmation by the Senate and persons appointed by the Governor to any other position on a board or commission described in subsection (a) of Section 15 of the Gubernatorial Boards and Commissions Act.
        (e) Holders of, and candidates for nomination or
    
election to, the office of judge or associate judge of the Circuit Court and the office of judge of the Appellate or Supreme Court.
        (f) Persons who are employed by any branch, agency,
    
authority or board of the government of this State, including but not limited to, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, the Illinois Housing Development Authority, the Illinois Community College Board, and institutions under the jurisdiction of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, Board of Trustees of Governors State University, Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University, or Board of Trustees of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, and are compensated for services as employees and not as independent contractors and who:
            (1) are, or function as, the head of a
        
department, commission, board, division, bureau, authority or other administrative unit within the government of this State, or who exercise similar authority within the government of this State;
            (2) have direct supervisory authority over, or
        
direct responsibility for the formulation, negotiation, issuance or execution of contracts entered into by the State in the amount of $5,000 or more;
            (3) have authority for the issuance or
        
promulgation of rules and regulations within areas under the authority of the State;
            (4) have authority for the approval of
        
professional licenses;
            (5) have responsibility with respect to the
        
financial inspection of regulated nongovernmental entities;
            (6) adjudicate, arbitrate, or decide any judicial
        
or administrative proceeding, or review the adjudication, arbitration or decision of any judicial or administrative proceeding within the authority of the State;
            (7) have supervisory responsibility for 20 or
        
more employees of the State;
            (8) negotiate, assign, authorize, or grant naming
        
rights or sponsorship rights regarding any property or asset of the State, whether real, personal, tangible, or intangible; or
            (9) have responsibility with respect to the
        
procurement of goods or services.
        (f-5) Members of the board of commissioners of any
    
flood prevention district created under the Flood Prevention District Act or the Beardstown Regional Flood Prevention District Act.
        (g) (Blank).
        (h) (Blank).
        (i) (Blank).
        (j) Persons on the Board of Trustees of the Illinois
    
Mathematics and Science Academy.
        (k) (Blank).
        (l) Special government agents. A "special government
    
agent" is a person who is directed, retained, designated, appointed, or employed, with or without compensation, by or on behalf of a statewide executive branch constitutional officer to make an ex parte communication under Section 5-50 of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act or Section 5-165 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
        (m) (Blank).
        (n) Members of the board of any retirement system or
    
investment board established under the Illinois Pension Code, if not required to file under any other provision of this Section.
        (o) (Blank).
        (p) Members of the investment advisory panel created
    
under Section 20 of the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Act.
    This Section shall not be construed to prevent any unit of local government from enacting financial disclosure requirements that mandate more information than required by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-81, eff. 7-12-19; 101-221, eff. 8-9-19.)

5 ILCS 420/4A-101.5

    (5 ILCS 420/4A-101.5)
    Sec. 4A-101.5. Persons required to file with the county clerk. The following persons shall file verified written statements of economic interests with the county clerk, as provided in this Article:
    (a) Persons who are elected to office in a unit of local government, and candidates for nomination or election to that office, including regional superintendents of school districts.
    (b) Persons appointed to the governing board of a unit of local government, or of a special district, and persons appointed to a zoning board, or zoning board of appeals, or to a regional, county, or municipal plan commission, or to a board of review of any county, and persons appointed to the Board of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority and any Trustee appointed under Section 22 of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Act, and persons appointed to a board or commission of a unit of local government who have authority to authorize the expenditure of public funds. This subsection (b) does not apply to members of boards or commissions who function in an advisory capacity.
    (c) Persons who are employed by a unit of local government and are compensated for services as employees and not as independent contractors, and who:
        (1) are, or function as, the head of a department,
    
division, bureau, authority, or other administrative unit within the unit of local government, or who exercise similar authority within the unit of local government;
        (2) have direct supervisory authority over, or
    
direct responsibility for the formulation, negotiation, issuance, or execution of contracts entered into by the unit of local government in the amount of $1,000 or greater;
        (3) have authority to approve licenses and permits
    
by the unit of local government, but not including employees who function in a ministerial capacity;
        (4) adjudicate, arbitrate, or decide any judicial
    
or administrative proceeding, or review the adjudication, arbitration, or decision of any judicial or administrative proceeding within the authority of the unit of local government;
        (5) have authority to issue or adopt rules and
    
regulations within areas under the authority of the unit of local government; or
        (6) have supervisory responsibility for 20 or more
    
employees of the unit of local government.
    (d) Persons employed by a school district in positions that require that person to hold an administrative or a chief school business official endorsement.
    (e) Members of the board of any pension fund established under the Illinois Pension Code, if not required to file under any other provision of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 101-221, eff. 8-9-19.)

5 ILCS 420/4A-102

    (5 ILCS 420/4A-102) (from Ch. 127, par. 604A-102)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 102-662)
    Sec. 4A-102. The statement of economic interests required by this Article shall include the economic interests of the person making the statement as provided in this Section. The interest (if constructively controlled by the person making the statement) of a spouse or any other party, shall be considered to be the same as the interest of the person making the statement. Campaign receipts shall not be included in this statement.
        (a) The following interests shall be listed by all
    
persons required to file:
            (1) The name, address and type of practice of any
        
professional organization or individual professional practice in which the person making the statement was an officer, director, associate, partner or proprietor, or served in any advisory capacity, from which income in excess of $1200 was derived during the preceding calendar year;
            (2) The nature of professional services (other
        
than services rendered to the unit or units of government in relation to which the person is required to file) and the nature of the entity to which they were rendered if fees exceeding $5,000 were received during the preceding calendar year from the entity for professional services rendered by the person making the statement.
            (3) The identity (including the address or legal
        
description of real estate) of any capital asset from which a capital gain of $5,000 or more was realized in the preceding calendar year.
            (4) The name of any unit of government which has
        
employed the person making the statement during the preceding calendar year other than the unit or units of government in relation to which the person is required to file.
            (5) The name of any entity from which a gift or
        
gifts, or honorarium or honoraria, valued singly or in the aggregate in excess of $500, was received during the preceding calendar year.
        (b) The following interests shall also be listed by
    
persons listed in items (a) through (f), item (l), item (n), and item (p) of Section 4A-101:
            (1) The name and instrument of ownership in any
        
entity doing business in the State of Illinois, in which an ownership interest held by the person at the date of filing is in excess of $5,000 fair market value or from which dividends of in excess of $1,200 were derived during the preceding calendar year. (In the case of real estate, location thereof shall be listed by street address, or if none, then by legal description). No time or demand deposit in a financial institution, nor any debt instrument need be listed;
            (2) Except for professional service entities, the
        
name of any entity and any position held therein from which income of in excess of $1,200 was derived during the preceding calendar year, if the entity does business in the State of Illinois. No time or demand deposit in a financial institution, nor any debt instrument need be listed.
            (3) The identity of any compensated lobbyist with
        
whom the person making the statement maintains a close economic association, including the name of the lobbyist and specifying the legislative matter or matters which are the object of the lobbying activity, and describing the general type of economic activity of the client or principal on whose behalf that person is lobbying.
        (c) The following interests shall also be listed by
    
persons listed in items (a) through (c) and item (e) of Section 4A-101.5:
            (1) The name and instrument of ownership in any
        
entity doing business with a unit of local government in relation to which the person is required to file if the ownership interest of the person filing is greater than $5,000 fair market value as of the date of filing or if dividends in excess of $1,200 were received from the entity during the preceding calendar year. (In the case of real estate, location thereof shall be listed by street address, or if none, then by legal description). No time or demand deposit in a financial institution, nor any debt instrument need be listed.
            (2) Except for professional service entities, the
        
name of any entity and any position held therein from which income in excess of $1,200 was derived during the preceding calendar year if the entity does business with a unit of local government in relation to which the person is required to file. No time or demand deposit in a financial institution, nor any debt instrument need be listed.
            (3) The name of any entity and the nature of the
        
governmental action requested by any entity which has applied to a unit of local government in relation to which the person must file for any license, franchise or permit for annexation, zoning or rezoning of real estate during the preceding calendar year if the ownership interest of the person filing is in excess of $5,000 fair market value at the time of filing or if income or dividends in excess of $1,200 were received by the person filing from the entity during the preceding calendar year.
        (d) The following interest shall also be listed by
    
persons listed in items (a) through (f) of Section 4A-101: the name of any spouse or immediate family member living with such person employed by a public utility in this State and the name of the public utility that employs such person.
    For the purposes of this Section, the unit of local government in relation to which a person is required to file under item (e) of Section 4A-101.5 shall be the unit of local government that contributes to the pension fund of which such person is a member of the board.
(Source: P.A. 101-221, eff. 8-9-19; 102-662, eff. 9-15-21.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 102-664)
    Sec. 4A-102. The statement of economic interests required by this Article shall include the economic interests of the person making the statement as provided in this Section.
    (a) The interest (if constructively controlled by the person making the statement) of a spouse or any other party, shall be considered to be the same as the interest of the person making the statement. Campaign receipts shall not be included in this statement. The following interests shall be listed by all persons required to file:
        (1) each asset that has a value of more than $10,000
    
as of the end of the preceding calendar year and is: (i) held in the filer's name, (ii) held jointly by the filer with his or her spouse, or (iii) held jointly by the filer with his or her minor child or children. For a beneficial interest in a trust, the value is based on the total value of the assets either subject to the beneficial interest, or from which income is to be derived for the benefit of the beneficial interest, regardless of whether any distributions have been made for the benefit of the beneficial interest;
        (2) excluding the income from the position that
    
requires the filing of a statement of economic interests under this Act, each source of income in excess of $7,500 during the preceding calendar year (as required to be reported on the filer's federal income tax return covering the preceding calendar year) for the filer and his or her spouse and, if the sale or transfer of an asset produced more than $7,500 in capital gains during the preceding calendar year, the transaction date on which that asset was sold or transferred;
        (3) each creditor of a debt in excess of $10,000
    
that, during the preceding calendar year, was: (i) owed by the filer, (ii) owed jointly by the filer with his or her spouse or (iii) owed jointly by the filer with his or her minor child or children;
        (4) the name of each unit of government of which the
    
filer or his or her spouse was an employee, contractor, or office holder during the preceding calendar year other than the unit or units of government in relation to which the person is required to file and the title of the position or nature of the contractual services;
        (5) each person known to the filer to be registered
    
as a lobbyist with any unit of government in the State of Illinois: (i) with whom the filer maintains an economic relationship, or (ii) who is a member of the filer's family; and
        (6) each source and type of gift or gifts, or
    
honorarium or honoraria, valued singly or in the aggregate in excess of $500 that was received during the preceding calendar year, excluding any gift or gifts from a member of the filer's family that was not known to the filer to be registered as a lobbyist with any unit of government in the State of Illinois.
    For the purposes of this Section, the unit of local government in relation to which a person is required to file under item (e) of Section 4A-101.5 shall be the unit of local government that contributes to the pension fund of which such person is a member of the board.
    (b) Beginning December 1, 2025, and for every 5 years thereafter, the Secretary of State shall adjust the amounts specified under this Section that prompt disclosure under this Act for purposes of inflation as determined by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers as issued by the United States Department of Labor and rounded to the nearest $100. The Secretary shall publish this information on the official website of the Secretary of State, and make changes to the statement of economic interests form to be completed for the following year.
    (c) The Secretary of State shall develop and make publicly available on his or her website written guidance relating to the completion and filing of the statement of economic interests upon which a filer may reasonably and in good faith rely.
(Source: P.A. 101-221, eff. 8-9-19; 102-664, eff. 1-1-22.)

5 ILCS 420/4A-103

    (5 ILCS 420/4A-103) (from Ch. 127, par. 604A-103)
    Sec. 4A-103. The statement of economic interests required by this Article to be filed with the Secretary of State or county clerk shall be verified, dated, and signed by the person making the statement and shall contain substantially the following:
 
STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS

INSTRUCTIONS:
    You may find the following documents helpful to you in completing this form:
        (1) federal income tax returns, including any related
    
schedules, attachments, and forms; and
        (2) investment and brokerage statements.
    To complete this form, you do not need to disclose specific amounts or values or report interests relating either to political committees registered with the Illinois State Board of Elections or to political committees, principal campaign committees, or authorized committees registered with the Federal Election Commission.
    The information you disclose will be available to the public.
    You must answer all 6 questions. Certain questions will ask you to report any applicable assets or debts held in, or payable to, your name; held jointly by, or payable to, you with your spouse; or held jointly by, or payable to, you with your minor child. If you have any concerns about whether an interest should be reported, please consult your department's ethics officer, if applicable.
    Please ensure that the information you provide is complete and accurate. If you need more space than the form allows, please attach additional pages for your response. If you are subject to the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, your ethics officer must review your statement of economic interests before you file it. Failure to complete the statement in good faith and within the prescribed deadline may subject you to fines, imprisonment, or both.
 
BASIC INFORMATION:
Name:.........................................................
Job title:....................................................
Office, department, or agency that requires you to file this form:.
Other offices, departments, or agencies that require you to file a Statement of Economic Interests form: .
Full mailing address:.........................................
Preferred e-mail address (optional):..........................
 
QUESTIONS:
    1. If you have any single asset that was worth more than $10,000 as of the end of the preceding calendar year and is held in, or payable to, your name, held jointly by, or payable to, you with your spouse, or held jointly by, or payable to, you with your minor child, list such assets below. In the case of investment real estate, list the city and state where the investment real estate is located. If you do not have any such assets, list "none" below.
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    2. Excluding the position for which you are required to file this form, list the source of any income in excess of $7,500 required to be reported during the preceding calendar year. If you sold an asset that produced more than $7,500 in capital gains in the preceding calendar year, list the name of the asset and the transaction date on which the sale or transfer took place. If you had no such sources of income or assets, list "none" below.
 
Source of Income / Name of Date Sold (if applicable)
Asset
.................... ....................
.................... ....................
.................... ....................
    3. Excluding debts incurred on terms available to the general public, such as mortgages, student loans, and credit card debts, if you owed any single debt in the preceding calendar year exceeding $10,000, list the creditor of the debt below. If you had no such debts, list "none" below.
    List the creditor for all applicable debts owed by you, owed jointly by you with your spouse, or owed jointly by you with your minor child. In addition to the types of debts listed above, you do not need to report any debts to or from financial institutions or government agencies, such as debts secured by automobiles, household furniture or appliances, as long as the debt was made on terms available to the general public, debts to members of your family, or debts to or from a political committee registered with the Illinois State Board of Elections or any political committee, principal campaign committee, or authorized committee registered with the Federal Election Commission.
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    4. List the name of each unit of government of which you or your spouse were an employee, contractor, or office holder during the preceding calendar year other than the unit or units of government in relation to which the person is required to file and the title of the position or nature of the contractual services.
 
Name of Unit of GovernmentTitle or Nature of Services
.................... ....................
.................... ....................
.................... ....................
    5. If you maintain an economic relationship with a lobbyist or if a member of your family is known to you to be a lobbyist registered with any unit of government in the State of Illinois, list the name of the lobbyist below and identify the nature of your relationship with the lobbyist. If you do not have an economic relationship with a lobbyist or a family member known to you to be a lobbyist registered with any unit of government in the State of Illinois, list "none" below.
 
Name of LobbyistRelationship to Filer
.................... ....................
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    6. List the name of each person, organization, or entity that was the source of a gift or gifts, or honorarium or honoraria, valued singly or in the aggregate in excess of $500 received during the preceding calendar year and the type of gift or gifts, or honorarium or honoraria, excluding any gift or gifts from a member of your family that was not known to be a lobbyist registered with any unit of government in the State of Illinois. If you had no such gifts, list "none" below.
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    7. List the name of any spouse or immediate family member living with the person making this statement employed by a public utility in this State and the name of the public utility that employs the relative.
Name and Relation Public Utility
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VERIFICATION:
    "I declare that this statement of economic interests (including any attachments) has been examined by me and to the best of my knowledge and belief is a true, correct and complete statement of my economic interests as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. I understand that the penalty for willfully filing a false or incomplete statement is a fine not to exceed $2,500 or imprisonment in a penal institution other than the penitentiary not to exceed one year, or both fine and imprisonment."
Printed Name of Filer:........................................
Date:.........................................................
Signature:....................................................
 
If this statement of economic interests requires ethics officer review prior to filing, the applicable ethics officer must complete the following:
 
CERTIFICATION OF ETHICS OFFICER REVIEW:
    "In accordance with law, as Ethics Officer, I reviewed this statement of economic interests prior to its filing."
 
Printed Name of Ethics Officer:...............................
Date:.........................................................
Signature:....................................................
Preferred e-mail address (optional):..........................
(Source: P.A. 102-662, eff. 9-15-21; 102-664, eff. 1-1-22.)

5 ILCS 420/4A-104

    (5 ILCS 420/4A-104) (from Ch. 127, par. 604A-104)
    Sec. 4A-104. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 95-173, eff. 1-1-08. Repealed by P.A. 102-644, eff. 1-1-22.)

5 ILCS 420/4A-105

    (5 ILCS 420/4A-105) (from Ch. 127, par. 604A-105)
    Sec. 4A-105. Time for filing. Except as provided in Section 4A-106.1, by May 1 of each year a statement must be filed by each person whose position at that time subjects him to the filing requirements of Section 4A-101 or 4A-101.5 unless he has already filed a statement in relation to the same unit of government in that calendar year.
    Statements must also be filed as follows:
        (a) A candidate for elective office shall file his
    
statement not later than the end of the period during which he can take the action necessary under the laws of this State to attempt to qualify for nomination, election, or retention to such office if he has not filed a statement in relation to the same unit of government within a year preceding such action.
        (b) A person whose appointment to office is subject
    
to confirmation by the Senate shall file his statement at the time his name is submitted to the Senate for confirmation.
        (b-5) A special government agent, as defined in item
    
(1) of Section 4A-101 of this Act, shall file a statement within 30 days after making the first ex parte communication and each May 1 thereafter if he or she has made an ex parte communication within the previous 12 months.
        (c) Any other person required by this Article to file
    
the statement shall file a statement at the time of his or her initial appointment or employment in relation to that unit of government if appointed or employed by May 1.
    If any person who is required to file a statement of economic interests fails to file such statement by May 1 of any year, the officer with whom such statement is to be filed under Section 4A-106 or 4A-106.5 of this Act shall, within 7 days after May 1, notify such person by certified mail of his or her failure to file by the specified date. Except as may be prescribed by rule of the Secretary of State, such person shall file his or her statement of economic interests on or before May 15 with the appropriate officer, together with a $15 late filing fee. Any such person who fails to file by May 15 shall be subject to a penalty of $100 for each day from May 16 to the date of filing, which shall be in addition to the $15 late filing fee specified above. Failure to file by May 31 shall result in a forfeiture in accordance with Section 4A-107 of this Act.
    Any person who takes office or otherwise becomes required to file a statement of economic interests within 30 days prior to May 1 of any year may file his or her statement at any time on or before May 31 without penalty. If such person fails to file such statement by May 31, the officer with whom such statement is to be filed under Section 4A-106 or 4A-106.5 of this Act shall, within 7 days after May 31, notify such person by certified mail of his or her failure to file by the specified date. Such person shall file his or her statement of economic interests on or before June 15 with the appropriate officer, together with a $15 late filing fee. Any such person who fails to file by June 15 shall be subject to a penalty of $100 per day for each day from June 16 to the date of filing, which shall be in addition to the $15 late filing fee specified above. Failure to file by June 30 shall result in a forfeiture in accordance with Section 4A-107 of this Act.
    All late filing fees and penalties collected pursuant to this Section shall be paid into the General Revenue Fund in the State treasury, if the Secretary of State receives such statement for filing, or into the general fund in the county treasury, if the county clerk receives such statement for filing. The Attorney General, with respect to the State, and the several State's Attorneys, with respect to counties, shall take appropriate action to collect the prescribed penalties.
    Failure to file a statement of economic interests within the time prescribed shall not result in a fine or ineligibility for, or forfeiture of, office or position of employment, as the case may be; provided that the failure to file results from not being included for notification by the appropriate agency, clerk, secretary, officer or unit of government, as the case may be, and that a statement is filed within 30 days of actual notice of the failure to file.
    Beginning with statements required to be filed on or after May 1, 2009, the officer with whom a statement is to be filed may, in his or her discretion, waive the late filing fee, the monetary late filing penalty, and the ineligibility for or forfeiture of office or position for failure to file when the person's late filing of a statement or failure to file a statement is due to his or her (i) serious or catastrophic illness that renders the person temporarily incapable of completing the statement or (ii) military service.
    Notwithstanding any provision of law or rule to the contrary, the deadlines for filing statements of economic interests under this Section on or after March 17, 2020 shall be suspended until August 1, 2020.
(Source: P.A. 101-221, eff. 8-9-19; 101-640, eff. 6-12-20.)