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Full Text of HB3956  103rd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 2/17/2023, by Rep. Blaine Wilhour


5 ILCS 420/4A-102  from Ch. 127, par. 604A-102

    Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Provides additional required economic interests to be listed by specified persons on a statement of economic interests filed under the Act.

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1    AN ACT concerning 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 Sections 4A-102, 4A-103, and 4A-104 as follows:
6    (5 ILCS 420/4A-102)  (from Ch. 127, par. 604A-102)
7    Sec. 4A-102. The statement of economic interests required
8by this Article shall include the economic interests of the
9person making the statement as provided in this Section.
10    (a) The interest (if constructively controlled by the
11person making the statement) of a spouse or any other party,
12shall be considered to be the same as the interest of the
13person making the statement. Campaign receipts shall not be
14included in this statement. The following interests shall be
15listed by all persons required to file:
16        (1) each asset that has a value of more than $10,000 as
17    of the end of the preceding calendar year and is: (i) held
18    in the filer's name, (ii) held jointly by the filer with
19    his or her spouse, or (iii) held jointly by the filer with
20    his or her minor child or children. For a beneficial
21    interest in a trust, the value is based on the total value
22    of the assets either subject to the beneficial interest,
23    or from which income is to be derived for the benefit of



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1    the beneficial interest, regardless of whether any
2    distributions have been made for the benefit of the
3    beneficial interest;
4        (2) all sources of income, including the name of each
5    employer with a description of each source in excess of
6    $1,000, without specifying amounts of income; excluding
7    the income from the position that requires the filing of a
8    statement of economic interests under this Act, each
9    source of income in excess of $7,500 during the preceding
10    calendar year (as required to be reported on the filer's
11    federal income tax return covering the preceding calendar
12    year) for the filer and his or her spouse and, if the sale
13    or transfer of an asset produced more than $7,500 in
14    capital gains during the preceding calendar year, the
15    transaction date on which that asset was sold or
16    transferred;
17        (3) each creditor of a debt in excess of $10,000 that,
18    during the preceding calendar year, was: (i) owed by the
19    filer, (ii) owed jointly by the filer with his or her
20    spouse or (iii) owed jointly by the filer with his or her
21    minor child or children;
22        (4) the name of each unit of government of which the
23    filer or his or her spouse was an employee, contractor, or
24    office holder during the preceding calendar year other
25    than the unit or units of government in relation to which
26    the person is required to file and the title of the



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1    position or nature of the contractual services;
2        (5) each person known to the filer to be registered as
3    a lobbyist with any unit of government in the State of
4    Illinois: (i) with whom the filer maintains an economic
5    relationship, or (ii) who is a member of the filer's
6    family;
7        (6) each source and type of gift or gifts, or
8    honorarium or honoraria, valued singly or in the aggregate
9    in excess of $500 that was received during the preceding
10    calendar year, excluding any gift or gifts from a member
11    of the filer's family that was not known to the filer to be
12    registered as a lobbyist with any unit of government in
13    the State of Illinois; and
14        (7) the name of any spouse or immediate family member
15    living with such person employed by a public utility in
16    this State and the name of the public utility that employs
17    such person; .
18        (8) the names of all businesses with which the person
19    is associated;
20        (9) the name of securities in excess of $5,000 at fair
21    market value owned by the person, his or her spouse, or a
22    relative, or held in the name of a corporation,
23    partnership, or trust for the benefit of the person, his
24    or her spouse, or a relative;
25        (10) the existence of any known blind trust and the
26    names of the trustees;



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1        (11) all real property and its location, whether owned
2    by the person, his or her spouse, or a relative, or held in
3    the name of a corporation, partnership, or trust for the
4    benefit of the person, his or her spouse, or a relative;
5    and
6        (12) the names and addresses of creditors to whom the
7    person, his or her spouse, or a relative, individually,
8    owed debts of more than $10,000.
9    For the purposes of this Section, the unit of local
10government in relation to which a person is required to file
11under item (e) of Section 4A-101.5 shall be the unit of local
12government that contributes to the pension fund of which such
13person is a member of the board.
14    (b) Beginning December 1, 2025, and for every 5 years
15thereafter, the Secretary of State shall adjust the amounts
16specified under this Section that prompt disclosure under this
17Act for purposes of inflation as determined by the Consumer
18Price Index for All Urban Consumers as issued by the United
19States Department of Labor and rounded to the nearest $100.
20The Secretary shall publish this information on the official
21website of the Secretary of State, and make changes to the
22statement of economic interests form to be completed for the
23following year.
24    (c) The Secretary of State shall develop and make publicly
25available on his or her website written guidance relating to
26the completion and filing of the statement of economic



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1interests upon which a filer may reasonably and in good faith
3(Source: P.A. 101-221, eff. 8-9-19; 102-662, eff. 9-15-21;
4102-664, eff. 1-1-22; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22.)