91st General Assembly
Summary of HB0530
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Short description: 
ELEC-CRIM-SOLICIT MISCONDUCT                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that a public officer       
   or employee commits solicitation misconduct when he or she solicits or      
   receives contributions on behalf of a candidate or political committee      
   from a person engaged in a business or activity with respect to which       
   the public officer or employee has official responsibility to investi-      
   gate, inspect, or enforce regulatory measures. Violation is a Class A       
   misdemeanor and results in forfeiture of the office or employment. Re-      
   quires State agencies to notify the Secretary of State of the officers      
   and employees to whom the prohibitions apply. Provides that an em-          
   ployee discriminated against because of lawful acts to enforce the new      
   provisions is entitled to all relief necessary to make the employee         
   whole. Requires the Department of State Police to establish a               
   toll-free telephone number for reporting solicitation misconduct, and       
   makes false reporting a Class C misdemeanor. Amends the Election Code.      
   Prohibits a candidate or political committee treasurer from receiving       
   or holding contributions resulting from solicitation misconduct. Vio-       
   lation is a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that a contribution obtain-       
   ed through solicitation misconduct shall escheat to the State. Effec-       
   tive immediately.                                                           
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Dept. of Corrections)                             
          There will be no corrections population or fiscal impact.            
          FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of State Police)                                  
          There would be no fiscal impact on the Dpt.                          
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Revises the Election Code prohibitions so that they apply only to      
   candidates (rather than candidates and political committee treasurers)      
   and only to receiving (rather than receiving or holding) contributions      
   resulting from solicitation misconduct. Revises the Criminal Code pro-      
   hibitions so that they apply only to public employees (rather than          
   public employees and officers). Makes other changes.                        
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Dept. of Corrections)                             
          Same as previous note.                                               
          FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Corrections)                                   
          Same as correctional note.                                           
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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