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Full Text of HB0793  102nd General Assembly

HB0793 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB0793

 

Introduced 2/10/2021, by Rep. Patrick Windhorst

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
5 ILCS 420/2-101  from Ch. 127, par. 602-101

    Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Provides that a member of the General Assembly, his or her spouse, and any immediate family member living with that member of the General Assembly shall not, for compensation, lobby any official of the executive or legislative branch of State government or any official of any unit of local government. Provides that a person who violates these provisions is guilty of official misconduct, a Class 3 felony. Defines terms. Repeals current provisions banning members of the General Assembly from lobbying, a Class A misdemeanor. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Illinois Governmental Ethics Act is amended
5by changing Section 2-101 as follows:
 
6    (5 ILCS 420/2-101)  (from Ch. 127, par. 602-101)
7    Sec. 2-101. Prohibition on lobbying.
8    (a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary,
9on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
10102nd General Assembly, a member of the General Assembly, his
11or her spouse, and any immediate family member living with
12that member of the General Assembly shall not, for
13compensation:
14        (1) lobby or otherwise act in a capacity that would
15    require that person to register as a lobbyist under the
16    Lobbyist Registration Act or any lobbyist registration
17    ordinance adopted by a unit of local government or school
18    district; or
19        (2) communicate with any official of the executive or
20    legislative branch of State government or any official of
21    any unit of local government or school district for the
22    ultimate purpose of influencing any executive,
23    legislative, or administrative action.

 

 

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1    (b) A person who violates the provisions of this Section
2is guilty of official misconduct under Section 33-3 of the
3Criminal Code of 2012.
4    (c) For purposes of this Section only:
5    "Lobbying" includes, but is not limited to, the meaning
6provided in Section 1-109 of this Act and the meaning provided
7in subsection (e) of Section 2 of the Lobbyist Registration
8Act.
9    "Official of the executive or legislative branch of State
10government" has the meaning provided in subsection (c) of
11Section 2 of the Lobbyist Registration Act.
12No legislator may engage in lobbying, as that term is defined
13in Section 1-109, if he accepts compensation specifically
14attributable to such lobbying, other than that provided by law
15for members of the General Assembly. Nothing in this Section
16prohibits a legislator from lobbying without compensation.
17    A violation of this Section shall constitute a Class A
18misdemeanor.
19(Source: P.A. 77-2830.)
 
20    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21becoming law.