093_HB1328 LRB093 04530 JAM 04583 b 1 AN ACT concerning elections. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Election Code is amended by adding 5 Section 9-8.7 as follows: 6 (10 ILCS 5/9-8.7 new) 7 Sec. 9-8.7. Prohibited offer or promise. An executive 8 branch constitutional officer, an employee of an executive 9 branch constitutional officer, or a candidate in a general 10 primary election or general election for an executive branch 11 constitutional office may not promise anything of value, 12 including but not limited to positions in State government, 13 promotions, salary increases, or preferential treatment of 14 any type, in return for a contribution to a political 15 committee, political party, or other entity that has as one 16 of its purposes the financial support of a candidate for 17 elective office. 18 For the purpose of this Section: executive branch 19 constitutional officer means the Governor, Lieutenant 20 Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State 21 Treasurer, and State Comptroller; and employee means a 22 full-time or part-time salaried employee or a salaried 23 appointee of any office, board, commission, agency, 24 department, authority, administrative unit, or corporate 25 outgrowth under the jurisdiction of the applicable officer or 26 entity. 27 Violation of this Section constitutes grounds for 28 disciplinary action, including discharge, against the 29 offending officer or employee to the extent permissible under 30 the Illinois Constitution. In the case of an executive 31 branch constitutional officer, violation of this Section may -2- LRB093 04530 JAM 04583 b 1 constitute grounds for his or her impeachment. 2 Nothing in this Section prevents the making or accepting 3 of voluntary contributions otherwise in accordance with law.