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HB1327 93rd General Assembly


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 1        AN ACT concerning elections.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  5.   The  Election  Code  is  amended  by adding
 5    Section 9-8.5 as follows:

 6        (10 ILCS 5/9-8.5 new)
 7        Sec. 9-8.5.  Prohibited solicitations  by  certain  State
 8    officials,   employees,   and  appointees.  An  executive  or
 9    legislative  branch  constitutional  officer,  his   or   her
10    employees,  or  a  candidate in a general primary election or
11    general election  for  that  constitutional  office  may  not
12    knowingly  solicit  contributions  from  that  constitutional
13    officer's employees, regardless of the time, place, or manner
14    of  solicitation  nor may the officer, employee, or candidate
15    ask such employees to raise funds from others.
16        For  the  purpose  of  this  Section:  executive   branch
17    constitutional   officer   means   the  Governor,  Lieutenant
18    Governor,  Secretary  of  State,  Attorney   General,   State
19    Treasurer,   and   State   Comptroller;   legislative  branch
20    constitutional  officer  means  a  member  of   the   General
21    Assembly;   and  employee  means  a  full-time  or  part-time
22    salaried employee or a salaried appointee (i) of any  office,
23    board,    commission,    agency,    department,    authority,
24    administrative   unit,   or  corporate  outgrowth  under  the
25    jurisdiction   of    the    applicable    executive    branch
26    constitutional  officer  or entity or (ii) of the legislative
27    branch.
28        Violation  of  this  Section  constitutes   grounds   for
29    disciplinary   action,   including   discharge,  against  the
30    offending officer or employee to the extent permissible under
31    the Illinois Constitution.  In the case of  an  executive  or
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 1    legislative  branch constitutional officer, violation of this
 2    Section may constitute grounds for his or her impeachment  or
 3    expulsion.
 4        Nothing  in this Section prevents the making or accepting
 5    of voluntary contributions otherwise in accordance with law.