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(5 ILCS 430/20-15)
Duties of the Executive Ethics
In addition to duties otherwise assigned by
law, the Executive Ethics Commission shall have the
(1) To promulgate rules governing the performance of
its duties and the exercise of its powers and governing the investigations of the Executive Inspectors General. It is declared to be in the public interest, safety, and welfare that the Commission adopt emergency rules under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to initially perform its duties under this subsection.
(2) To conduct administrative hearings and rule on
matters brought before the Commission only upon the receipt of pleadings filed by an Executive Inspector General, or upon receipt of summaries of reviews submitted by the Inspector General for the Secretary of State under subsection (d-5) of Section 14 of the Secretary of State Act, and not upon its own prerogative, but may appoint special Executive Inspectors General as provided in Section 20-21. Any other allegations of misconduct received by the Commission from a person other than an Executive Inspector General shall be referred to the Office of the appropriate Executive Inspector General.
(3) To prepare and publish manuals and guides and,
working with the Office of the Attorney General, oversee training of employees under its jurisdiction that explains their duties.
(4) To prepare public information materials to
facilitate compliance, implementation, and enforcement of this Act.
(5) To submit reports as required by this Act.
(6) To the extent authorized by this Act, to make
rulings, issue recommendations, and impose administrative fines, if appropriate, in connection with the implementation and interpretation of this Act. The powers and duties of the Commission are limited to matters clearly within the purview of this Act, and include authority over allegations that an individual required to be registered under the Lobbyist Registration Act has committed an act of sexual harassment, as set forth in any summaries of reviews of such allegations submitted to the Commission by the Inspector General for the Secretary of State.
(7) To issue subpoenas with respect to matters
pending before the Commission, subject to the provisions of this Article and in the discretion of the Commission, to compel the attendance of witnesses for purposes of testimony and the production of documents and other items for inspection and copying.
(8) To appoint special Executive Inspectors General
as provided in Section 20-21.
(9) To conspicuously display on the Commission's
website the procedures for reporting a violation of this Act, including how to report violations via email or online.
(Source: P.A. 100-554, eff. 11-16-17.)