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SB2400 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB2400

 

Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Rachelle Crowe

 

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: (1) act as a lobbyist or otherwise act in a capacity that would require that person to register as a lobbyist; or (2) communicate with any official of the executive or legislative branch of State government or any official of any unit of local government or school district for the ultimate purpose of influencing any executive, legislative, or administrative action. Provides that any person who violates the provisions commits a Class A misdemeanor and, if a member of the General Assembly, shall forfeit his or her office. Defines terms. Repeals current provisions banning members of the General Assembly from lobbying. 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) act as a lobbyist or otherwise act in a capacity
15    that would require that person to register as a lobbyist
16    under the Lobbyist Registration Act or any lobbyist
17    registration ordinance adopted by a unit of local
18    government or school 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) Any person who violates the provisions of this Section
2commits a Class A misdemeanor and, if a member of the General
3Assembly, shall forfeit his or her office.
4    (c) For purposes of this Section only:
5    "Lobbyist" means an individual who, by acting directly,
6does any of the following:
7        (1) Receives compensation to encourage the passage,
8    defeat, approval, veto, or modification of legislation, a
9    rule, or an executive order by the members of the General
10    Assembly, a State agency, or any statewide or local
11    elected official or governing body.
12        (2) Is a designated representative of an organization
13    which has as one of its purposes the encouragement of the
14    passage, defeat, approval, veto, or modification of
15    legislation, a rule, or an executive order before the
16    General Assembly, a State agency, or any statewide or
17    local elected official or governing body.
18        (3) Represents the position of a federal, State, or
19    local government body or agency, in which the person
20    serves or is employed as the designated representative,
21    for purposes of encouraging the passage, defeat, approval,
22    veto, or modification of legislation, a rule, or an
23    executive order by members of the General Assembly, a
24    State agency, or any statewide or local elected official
25    or governing body.
26    "Lobbyist" does not include an individual who is a member,

 

 

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1director, trustee, officer, or committee member of a business,
2trade, labor, farm, professional, religious, education, or
3charitable association, foundation, or organization who is not
4paid compensation and is not otherwise specifically designated
5as a lobbyist under this Act.
6    "Official of any unit of local government or school
7district" means any elected or appointed official of a unit of
8local government or school district.
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.