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GENERAL PROVISIONS5 ILCS 430/5-60
(5 ILCS 430/) State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.
(5 ILCS 430/5-60)
Administrative leave during pending criminal matter.
(a) If any officer or government employee is placed on administrative leave, either voluntarily or involuntarily, pending the outcome of a criminal investigation or prosecution and that officer or government employee is removed from office or employment due to his or her resultant criminal conviction, then the officer or government employee is indebted to the State for all compensation and the value of all benefits received during the administrative leave and must forthwith pay the full amount to the State.
(b) As a matter of law and without the necessity of the adoption of an ordinance or resolution under Section 70-5, if any officer or government employee of a governmental entity is placed on administrative leave, either voluntarily or involuntarily, pending the outcome of a criminal investigation or prosecution and that officer or government employee is removed from office or employment due to his or her resultant criminal conviction, then the officer or government employee is indebted to the governmental entity for all compensation and the value of all benefits received during the administrative leave and must forthwith pay the full amount to the governmental entity.
(Source: P.A. 95-947, eff. 8-29-08.)
5 ILCS 430/5-65
(5 ILCS 430/5-65)
Prohibition on sexual harassment.
(a) All persons have a right to work in an environment free from sexual harassment. All persons subject to this Act are prohibited from sexually harassing any person, regardless of any employment relationship or lack thereof.
(b) For purposes of this Act, "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or any conduct of a sexual nature when: (i) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment; (ii) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual; or (iii) such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. For purposes of this definition, the phrase "working environment" is not limited to a physical location an employee is assigned to perform his or her duties and does not require an employment relationship.
(Source: P.A. 100-554, eff. 11-16-17.)
5 ILCS 430/Art. 10
(5 ILCS 430/Art. 10 heading)
(Source: P.A. 93-617, eff. 12-9-03.)
5 ILCS 430/10-10
(5 ILCS 430/10-10)
Except as otherwise provided in this Article, no
officer, member, or
shall intentionally solicit or accept any gift from any prohibited
source or in violation of any federal or State statute, rule, or regulation.
This ban applies to
and includes the spouse of and immediate
family living with the officer, member, or State employee.
No prohibited source shall intentionally offer or make a gift that violates
(Source: P.A. 93-617, eff. 12-9-03.)
5 ILCS 430/10-15
(5 ILCS 430/10-15)
Gift ban; exceptions.
The restriction in Section 10-10 does
not apply to the following:
(1) Opportunities, benefits, and services that are
available on the same conditions as for the general public.
(2) Anything for which the officer, member, or State
employee pays the market value.
(3) Any (i) contribution that is lawfully made under
the Election Code or under this Act or (ii) activities associated with a fundraising event in support of a political organization or candidate.
(4) Educational materials and missions. This
exception may be further defined by rules adopted by the appropriate ethics commission or by the Auditor General for the Auditor General and employees of the Office of the Auditor General.
(5) Travel expenses for a meeting to discuss State
business. This exception may be further defined by rules adopted by the appropriate ethics commission or by the Auditor General for the Auditor General and employees of the Office of the Auditor General.
(6) A gift from a relative, meaning those people
related to the individual as father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, great aunt, great uncle, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, grandfather, grandmother, grandson, granddaughter, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, and including the father, mother, grandfather, or grandmother of the individual's spouse and the individual's fiance or fiancee.
(7) Anything provided by an individual on the basis
of a personal friendship unless the member, officer, or employee has reason to believe that, under the circumstances, the gift was provided because of the official position or employment of the member, officer, or employee and not because of the personal friendship.
In determining whether a gift is provided on the
basis of personal friendship, the member, officer, or employee shall consider the circumstances under which the gift was offered, such as:
(i) the history of the relationship between the
individual giving the gift and the recipient of the gift, including any previous exchange of gifts between those individuals;
(ii) whether to the actual knowledge of the
member, officer, or employee the individual who gave the gift personally paid for the gift or sought a tax deduction or business reimbursement for the gift; and
(iii) whether to the actual knowledge of the
member, officer, or employee the individual who gave the gift also at the same time gave the same or similar gifts to other members, officers, or employees.
(8) Food or refreshments not exceeding $75 per person
in value on a single calendar day; provided that the food or refreshments are (i) consumed on the premises from which they were purchased or prepared or (ii) catered. For the purposes of this Section, "catered" means food or refreshments that are purchased ready to eat and delivered by any means.
(9) Food, refreshments, lodging, transportation, and
other benefits resulting from the outside business or employment activities (or outside activities that are not connected to the duties of the officer, member, or employee as an office holder or employee) of the officer, member, or employee, or the spouse of the officer, member, or employee, if the benefits have not been offered or enhanced because of the official position or employment of the officer, member, or employee, and are customarily provided to others in similar circumstances.
(10) Intra-governmental and inter-governmental gifts.
For the purpose of this Act, "intra-governmental gift" means any gift given to a member, officer, or employee of a State agency from another member, officer, or employee of the same State agency; and "inter-governmental gift" means any gift given to a member, officer, or employee of a State agency, by a member, officer, or employee of another State agency, of a federal agency, or of any governmental entity.
(11) Bequests, inheritances, and other transfers at
(12) Any item or items from any one prohibited source
during any calendar year having a cumulative total value of less than $100.
Each of the exceptions listed in this Section is mutually exclusive and
independent of one another.
(Source: P.A. 93-617, eff. 12-9-03.)