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Full Text of HB3247  102nd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Sam Yingling


50 ILCS 105/2a  from Ch. 102, par. 2a
50 ILCS 105/4  from Ch. 102, par. 4

    Amends the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act. Provides that a person may not hold both an elected office in a county with a population of 500,000 or more and an elected office in a township, but excludes a violation from provisions in the Act making the violation a Class 4 felony.

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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act is
5amended by changing Sections 2a and 4 as follows:
6    (50 ILCS 105/2a)  (from Ch. 102, par. 2a)
7    Sec. 2a. Township officials.
8    (a) No township supervisor or trustee, during the term of
9office for which he or she is elected, may accept, be appointed
10to, or hold any office by the appointment of the board of
11township trustees unless he or she first resigns from the
12office of supervisor or trustee or unless the appointment is
13specifically authorized by law. A supervisor or trustee may,
14however, serve as a volunteer firefighter and receive
15compensation for that service. Any appointment in violation of
16this Section is void. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to
17prohibit an elected township official from holding elected
18office in another unit of local government as long as there is
19no contractual relationship between the township and the other
20unit of local government. This amendatory Act of 1995 is
21declarative of existing law and is not a new enactment.
22    (b) On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act
23of the 100th General Assembly, a person elected to or



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1appointed to fill a vacancy in an elected township position,
2including, but not limited to, a trustee, a supervisor, a
3highway commissioner, a clerk, an assessor, or a collector,
4shall not be employed by the township, except that a
5supervisor or trustee may serve as a volunteer firefighter and
6receive compensation for that service as provided in
7subsection (a).
8    (c) A person may not hold both an elected office in a
9county with a population of 500,000 or more and an elected
10office in a township.
11(Source: P.A. 100-868, eff. 1-1-19.)
12    (50 ILCS 105/4)  (from Ch. 102, par. 4)
13    Sec. 4. Any alderman, member of a board of trustees,
14supervisor or county commissioner, or other person holding any
15office, either by election or appointment under the laws or
16constitution of this state, who violates any provision of the
17preceding sections, is guilty of a Class 4 felony and in
18addition thereto, any office or official position held by any
19person so convicted shall become vacant, and shall be so
20declared as part of the judgment of court. This Section does
21not apply to a violation of subsection (b) or (c) of Section
23(Source: P.A. 100-868, eff. 1-1-19.)