Public Act 097-0013
SB1344 EnrolledLRB097 06903 JDS 46996 b

    AN ACT concerning government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act is
amended by changing Section 5-20 as follows:
    (5 ILCS 430/5-20)
    Sec. 5-20. Public service announcements; other promotional
    (a) Beginning January 1, 2004, no public service
announcement or advertisement that is on behalf of any State
administered program and contains the proper name, image, or
voice of any executive branch constitutional officer or member
of the General Assembly shall be (i) broadcast or aired on
radio or television, (ii) or printed in a commercial newspaper
or a commercial magazine, or (iii) displayed on a billboard or
electronic message board at any time.
    (b) The proper name or image of any executive branch
constitutional officer or member of the General Assembly may
not appear on any (i) bumper stickers, (ii) commercial
billboards, (iii) lapel pins or buttons, (iv) magnets, (v)
stickers, and (vi) other similar promotional items, that are
not in furtherance of the person's official State duties or
governmental and public service functions, if designed, paid
for, prepared, or distributed using public dollars. This
subsection does not apply to stocks of items existing on the
effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General
    (c) This Section does not apply to communications funded
through expenditures required to be reported under Article 9 of
the Election Code.
(Source: P.A. 93-615, eff. 11-19-03; 93-617, eff. 12-9-03;
93-685, eff. 7-8-04.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 6/16/2011