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Full Text of SB3647  97th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2011 and 2012


Introduced 2/10/2012, by Sen. Darin M. LaHood


25 ILCS 170/6  from Ch. 63, par. 176

    Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act. Provides that a person required to register under the Act must include in his or her report a description of any business or familial relationship, or both, that the registrant has with a State official. Defines "familial relationship".

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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 Lobbyist Registration Act is amended by
5changing Section 6 as follows:
6    (25 ILCS 170/6)  (from Ch. 63, par. 176)
7    Sec. 6. Reports.
8    (a) Lobbyist reports. Except as otherwise provided in this
9Section, every lobbyist registered under this Act who is solely
10employed by a lobbying entity shall file an affirmation,
11verified under oath pursuant to Section 1-109 of the Code of
12Civil Procedure, with the Secretary of State attesting to the
13accuracy of any reports filed pursuant to subsection (b) as
14those reports pertain to work performed by the lobbyist. Any
15lobbyist registered under this Act who is not solely employed
16by a lobbying entity shall personally file reports required of
17lobbying entities pursuant to subsection (b). A lobbyist may,
18if authorized so to do by a lobbying entity by whom he or she is
19employed or retained, file lobbying entity reports pursuant to
20subsection (b) provided that the lobbying entity may delegate
21the filing of the lobbying entity report to only one lobbyist
22in any reporting period.
23    (b) Lobbying entity reports. Every lobbying entity



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1registered under this Act shall report expenditures related to
2lobbying. The report shall itemize each individual expenditure
3or transaction and shall include the name of the official on
4whose behalf the expenditure was made, the name of the client
5if the expenditure was made on behalf of a client, the total
6amount of the expenditure, a description of the expenditure,
7the vendor or purveyor to whom the expenditure was made
8(including the address or location of the expenditure), the
9date on which the expenditure occurred and the subject matter
10of the lobbying activity, if any. Each expenditure required to
11be reported shall include all expenses made for or on behalf of
12an official or his or her immediate family member living with
13the official.
14    (b-1) The report shall include any change or addition to
15the client list information, required in Section 5 for
16registration, since the last report, including the names and
17addresses of all clients who retained the lobbying entity
18together with an itemized description for each client of the
19following: (1) lobbying regarding executive action, including
20the name of any executive agency lobbied and the subject
21matter; (2) lobbying regarding legislative action, including
22the General Assembly and any other agencies lobbied and the
23subject matter; and (3) lobbying regarding administrative
24action, including the agency lobbied and the subject matter.
25Registrants who made no reportable expenditures during a
26reporting period shall file a report stating that no



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1expenditures were incurred.
2    (b-2) Expenditures attributable to lobbying officials
3shall be listed and reported according to the following
5        (1) travel and lodging on behalf of others, including,
6    but not limited to, all travel and living accommodations
7    made for or on behalf of State officials during sessions of
8    the General Assembly.
9        (2) meals, beverages and other entertainment.
10        (3) gifts (indicating which, if any, are on the basis
11    of personal friendship).
12        (4) honoraria.
13        (5) any other thing or service of value not listed
14    under categories (1) through (4), setting forth a
15    description of the expenditure. The category travel and
16    lodging includes, but is not limited to, all travel and
17    living accommodations made for or on behalf of State
18    officials in the State capital during sessions of the
19    General Assembly.
20    (b-3) Expenditures incurred for hosting receptions,
21benefits and other large gatherings held for purposes of
22goodwill or otherwise to influence executive, legislative or
23administrative action to which there are 25 or more State
24officials invited shall be reported listing only the total
25amount of the expenditure, the date of the event, and the
26estimated number of officials in attendance.



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1    (b-5) The report must include a description of any business
2or familial relationship, or both, that a registrant has with
3an official. For the purposes of this subsection, "familial
4relationship" includes those people related to the registrant
5as father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt,
6great aunt, great uncle, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband,
7wife, fiance, fiancee, grandfather, grandmother, grandson,
8granddaughter, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law,
9daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather,
10stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister,
11half brother, half sister, and including the father, mother,
12grandfather, or grandmother of the registrant's fiance or
14    (b-7) Matters excluded from reports. The following items
15need not be included in the report:
16        (1) Reasonable and bona fide expenditures made by the
17    registrant who is a member of a legislative or State study
18    commission or committee while attending and participating
19    in meetings and hearings of such commission or committee.
20        (2) Reasonable and bona fide expenditures made by the
21    registrant for personal sustenance, lodging, travel,
22    office expenses and clerical or support staff.
23        (3) Salaries, fees, and other compensation paid to the
24    registrant for the purposes of lobbying.
25        (4) Any contributions required to be reported under
26    Article 9 of the Election Code.



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1        (5) Expenditures made by a registrant on behalf of an
2    official that are returned or reimbursed prior to the
3    deadline for submission of the report.
4    (c) A registrant who terminates employment or duties which
5required him or her to register under this Act shall give the
6Secretary of State, within 30 days after the date of such
7termination, written notice of such termination and shall
8include therewith a report of the expenditures described
9herein, covering the period of time since the filing of his or
10her last report to the date of termination of employment. Such
11notice and report shall be final and relieve such registrant of
12further reporting under this Act, unless and until he or she
13later takes employment or assumes duties requiring him or her
14to again register under this Act.
15    (d) Failure to file any such report within the time
16designated or the reporting of incomplete information shall
17constitute a violation of this Act.
18    A registrant shall preserve for a period of 2 years all
19receipts and records used in preparing reports under this Act.
20    (e) Within 30 days after a filing deadline or as provided
21by rule, the lobbyist shall notify each official on whose
22behalf an expenditure has been reported. Notification shall
23include the name of the registrant, the total amount of the
24expenditure, a description of the expenditure, the date on
25which the expenditure occurred, and the subject matter of the
26lobbying activity.



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1    (f) A report for the period beginning January 1, 2010 and
2ending on June 30, 2010 shall be filed no later than July 15,
32010, and a report for the period beginning July 1, 2010 and
4ending on December 31, 2010 shall be filed no later than
5January 15, 2011. Beginning January 1, 2011, reports shall be
6filed semi-monthly as follows: (i) for the period beginning the
7first day of the month through the 15th day of the month, the
8report shall be filed no later than the 20th day of the month
9and (ii) for the period beginning on the 16th day of the month
10through the last day of the month, the report shall be filed no
11later than the 5th day of the following month. A report filed
12under this Act is due in the Office of the Secretary of State
13no later than the close of business on the date on which it is
14required to be filed.
15    (g) All reports filed under this Act shall be filed in a
16format or on forms prescribed by the Secretary of State.
17(Source: P.A. 96-555, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1358, eff. 7-28-10.)