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Full Text of SB2380  98th General Assembly




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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 Grant Funds Recovery Act is amended
5by adding Section 4.3 as follows:
6    (30 ILCS 705/4.3 new)
7    Sec. 4.3. Prohibition on use of grant funds for prohibited
8political activities.
9    (a) For the purposes of this Section, "prohibited political
10activity" has the meaning established in Section 1-5 of the
11State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.
12    (b) Grantees and employees of grantees shall not knowingly
13use grant funds, or goods or services purchased with grant
14funds, to engage, either directly or indirectly, in a
15prohibited political activity.
16    (c) Grantees and employees of grantees shall not be
17knowingly compensated from grant funds for time spent engaging
18in a prohibited political activity.
19    (d) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit any 501(c)(3) or
20501(c)(4) organization receiving a grant from the State from
21engaging in any federally permissible activity regarding
22advocacy, indirect and direct lobbying, and political
23activity, provided that the specific funds acquired by a grant



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1from the State shall not be knowingly used for those activities
2that are permitted by federal law but prohibited by this
4    (e) A grantee who knowingly violates this Section is guilty
5of a business offense and is subject to a fine of up to $5,000.