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

5 ILCS 430/25-90

    (5 ILCS 430/25-90)
    Sec. 25-90. Confidentiality.
    (a) The identity of any individual providing information or reporting any possible or alleged misconduct to the Legislative Inspector General or the Legislative Ethics Commission shall be kept confidential and may not be disclosed without the consent of that individual, unless the individual consents to disclosure of his or her name or disclosure of the individual's identity is otherwise required by law. The confidentiality granted by this subsection does not preclude the disclosure of the identity of a person in any capacity other than as the source of an allegation.
    (b) Subject to the provisions of Section 25-50(c), commissioners, employees, and agents of the Legislative Ethics Commission, the Legislative Inspector General, and employees and agents of the Office of the Legislative Inspector General shall keep confidential and shall not disclose information exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act or by this Act.
    (c) In his or her discretion, the Legislative Inspector General may notify complainants and subjects of an investigation with an update on the status of the respective investigation, including when the investigation is opened and closed.
(Source: P.A. 100-588, eff. 6-8-18.)

5 ILCS 430/25-95

    (5 ILCS 430/25-95)
    Sec. 25-95. Exemptions.
    (a) Documents generated by an ethics officer under this Act, except Section 5-50, are exempt from the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
    (a-5) Requests from ethics officers, members, and State employees to the Office of the Legislative Inspector General, a Special Legislative Inspector General, the Legislative Ethics Commission, an ethics officer, or a person designated by a legislative leader for guidance on matters involving the interpretation or application of this Act or rules promulgated under this Act are exempt from the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Guidance provided to an ethics officer, member, or State employee at the request of an ethics officer, member, or State employee by the Office of the Legislative Inspector General, a Special Legislative Inspector General, the Legislative Ethics Commission, an ethics officer, or a person designated by a legislative leader on matters involving the interpretation or application of this Act or rules promulgated under this Act is exempt from the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
    (b) Summary investigation reports released by the Legislative Ethics Commission as provided in Section 25-52 are public records. Otherwise, any allegations and related documents submitted to the Legislative Inspector General and any pleadings and related documents brought before the Legislative Ethics Commission are exempt from the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act so long as the Legislative Ethics Commission does not make a finding of a violation of this Act. If the Legislative Ethics Commission finds that a violation has occurred, the entire record of proceedings before the Commission, the decision and recommendation, and the mandatory report from the agency head or ultimate jurisdictional authority to the Legislative Ethics Commission are not exempt from the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act but information contained therein that is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act must be redacted before disclosure as provided in Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act.
    (c) Meetings of the Commission are exempt from the provisions of the Open Meetings Act.
    (d) Unless otherwise provided in this Act, all investigatory files and reports of the Office of the Legislative Inspector General, other than quarterly reports under Section 25-85, are confidential, are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, and shall not be divulged to any person or agency, except as necessary (i) to the appropriate law enforcement authority if the matter is referred pursuant to this Act, (ii) to the ultimate jurisdictional authority, (iii) to the Legislative Ethics Commission, or (iv) to the Executive Director of the Legislative Ethics Commission to the extent necessary to advise the Commission of all open investigations and any new allegations or complaints received in the Office of the Inspector General when there is a vacancy in the Office of Inspector General pursuant to subparagraph (b-5) of Section 25-10.
(Source: P.A. 100-588, eff. 6-8-18.)

5 ILCS 430/25-100

    (5 ILCS 430/25-100)
    Sec. 25-100. Reports.
    (a) Within 30 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, for the period beginning November 4, 2017 until the date of the report, the Legislative Ethics Commission shall issue a report to the General Assembly containing the following information: (i) the total number of summary reports that the Inspector General requested be published; (ii) the total number of summary reports that the Inspector General closed without a request to be published; (iii) the total number of summary reports that the Commission agreed to publish; (iv) the total number of summary reports that the Commission did not agree to publish; (v) the total number of investigations that the Inspector General requested to open; and (vi) the total number of investigations that the Commission did not allow the Inspector General to open.
    (b) The Legislative Ethics Commission shall issue a quarterly report to the General Assembly within 30 days after the end of each quarter containing the following information for the preceding quarter: (i) the total number of summary reports that the Inspector General requested be published; (ii) the total number of summary reports that the Inspector General closed without a request to be published; (iii) the total number of summary reports that the Commission agreed to publish; (iv) the total number of summary reports that the Commission did not agree to publish; (v) the total number of investigations that the Inspector General requested to open; and (vi) the total number of investigations that the Commission did not allow the Inspector General to open.
    (c) The reports to the General Assembly under this Section shall be provided to the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate in electronic form only, in the manner that the Clerk and the Secretary shall direct.
(Source: P.A. 100-588, eff. 6-8-18.)

5 ILCS 430/25-105

    (5 ILCS 430/25-105)
    Sec. 25-105. Investigation of sexual harassment. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the Legislative Inspector General may investigate any allegation or complaint of sexual harassment without the approval of the Legislative Ethics Commission. At each Legislative Ethics Commission meeting, the Legislative Inspector General shall inform the Commission of each investigation opened under this Section since the last meeting of the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 100-588, eff. 6-8-18.)

5 ILCS 430/Art. 30

 
    (5 ILCS 430/Art. 30 heading)
ARTICLE 30
AUDITOR GENERAL
(Source: P.A. 93-617, eff. 12-9-03.)