Bill Status of SB0728 95th General Assembly
Short Description: ETHICS EXEC TRAINING/DISCLOSUR
Sen. Susan Garrett - Kirk W. Dillard - Jeffrey M. Schoenberg - Pamela J. Althoff - Kwame Raoul, John J. Cullerton and Dan Rutherford
| 1/13/2009||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Requires that each Executive Inspector General submit to the Executive Ethics Commission a plan that sets standards and determines the hours and frequency necessary for ethics training (now, the Executive Inspectors General, the Legislative Inspector General, and the Auditor General's Inspector General each sets standards and determines the hours and frequency of necessary ethics training). Prohibits the spouse of an executive branch constitutional officer, member of the General Assembly, or State employee, or the immediate family member living with that officer, member, or employee, from receiving compensation or fees for services from a person or entity if during the previous year the officer, member, or employee was involved in a specified manner in the awarding of certain contracts to or the making of regulatory decisions directly applying to the person or entity or the person's or entity's parent or subsidiary. Permits waiver of the prohibition under certain circumstances. After issuing a summary report of an investigation of an alleged violation of the Act, requires the Executive Inspector General to deliver the report to the Executive Ethics Commission or notify the Commission and the Attorney General of intent to seek leave to petition to file a complaint. Requires the Executive Inspector General to issue a redacted version of the report; specifies the contents of the redacted report and to whom it may be released. Makes other changes. Amends the Governor's Office of Management and Budget Act. Excludes the Executive Ethics Commission and the Governor's Executive Inspector General from the definition of a State agency for purposes of the Act.