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(5 ILCS 430/) State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.

5 ILCS 430/Art. 70

    (5 ILCS 430/Art. 70 heading)
(Source: P.A. 93-615, eff. 11-19-03.)

5 ILCS 430/70-5

    (5 ILCS 430/70-5)
    Sec. 70-5. Adoption by governmental entities.
    (a) Within 6 months after the effective date of this Act, each governmental entity other than a community college district, and each community college district within 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, shall adopt an ordinance or resolution that regulates, in a manner no less restrictive than Section 5-15 and Article 10 of this Act, (i) the political activities of officers and employees of the governmental entity and (ii) the soliciting and accepting of gifts by and the offering and making of gifts to officers and employees of the governmental entity. No later than 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, each governmental unit shall adopt an ordinance or resolution establishing a policy to prohibit sexual harassment. The policy shall include, at a minimum: (i) a prohibition on sexual harassment; (ii) details on how an individual can report an allegation of sexual harassment, including options for making a confidential report to a supervisor, ethics officer, Inspector General, or the Department of Human Rights; (iii) a prohibition on retaliation for reporting sexual harassment allegations, including availability of whistleblower protections under this Act, the Whistleblower Act, and the Illinois Human Rights Act; and (iv) the consequences of a violation of the prohibition on sexual harassment and the consequences for knowingly making a false report. Within 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly, each governmental unit that is not subject to the jurisdiction of a State or local Inspector General shall adopt an ordinance or resolution amending its sexual harassment policy to provide for a mechanism for reporting and independent review of allegations of sexual harassment made against an elected official of the governmental unit by another elected official of a governmental unit.
    (b) Within 3 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, the Attorney General shall develop model ordinances and resolutions for the purpose of this Article. The Attorney General shall advise governmental entities on their contents and adoption.
    (c) As used in this Article, (i) an "officer" means an elected or appointed official; regardless of whether the official is compensated, and (ii) an "employee" means a full-time, part-time, or contractual employee.
(Source: P.A. 100-554, eff. 11-16-17; 101-221, eff. 8-9-19.)

5 ILCS 430/70-10

    (5 ILCS 430/70-10)
    Sec. 70-10. Penalties. A governmental entity may provide in the ordinance or resolution required by this Article for penalties similar to those provided in this Act for similar conduct.
(Source: P.A. 93-615, eff. 11-19-03.)

5 ILCS 430/70-15

    (5 ILCS 430/70-15)
    Sec. 70-15. Home rule preemption. This Article is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions in accordance with subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution. A home rule unit may not regulate the political activities of its officers and employees and the soliciting, offering, accepting, and making of gifts in a manner less restrictive than the provisions of Section 70-5.
(Source: P.A. 93-615, eff. 11-19-03; 93-617, eff. 12-9-03.)

5 ILCS 430/70-20

    (5 ILCS 430/70-20)
    Sec. 70-20. Members appointed by a county. In addition to any other applicable requirement of law, any member of a governmental entity appointed by the president or chairperson of the county board, or by any member or members of the county board, with or without the advice and consent of the county board, shall abide by the ethics laws applicable to, and the ethics policies of, that county and, if applicable, shall be subject to the jurisdiction of that county's ethics officer or inspector general.
(Source: P.A. 98-457, eff. 8-16-13; 98-894, eff. 1-1-15.)