FRITCHEY, BOLAND, MCGUIRE, DAVIS,STEVE, PHELPS, HOLBROOK,
REITZ, MCKEON, BRADLEY, SCOTT, O'BRIEN, HANNIG, FANTIN,
BOST, JONES,JOHN, LYONS,EILEEN, KLINGLER, POE, MITCHELL AND WINTERS.
STATE EMPLOYEE GIFT BAN
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the State Employee Gift Ban Act and amends the Illinois
Governmental Ethics Act and the Lobbyist Registration Act. Prohibits
State officers and employees of the executive, legislative, and
judicial branches from soliciting or accepting gifts from lobbyists
and State vendors, contractors, and bidders. Applies to the officer's
or employee's spouse and children. Makes violation a business offense
punishable by a fine and authorizes the imposition of other sanctions.
Requires surrender of any accepted gift into the State treasury.
Eliminates the 10-day period in which a person may lobby before
registering with the Secretary of State. Effective immediately.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Corrections)
There will be no fiscal or prison population impact.
No change from DOC fiscal note.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
5 ILCS 420/1-109 from Ch. 127, par. 601-109
5 ILCS 420/1-110 from Ch. 127, par. 601-110
5 ILCS 420/2-105 new
5 ILCS 420/2-106 new
5 ILCS 420/2-107 new
In the State Employee Gift Ban Act, limits an employee's
acceptable commemorative gifts to an aggregate value of less than $25
from one source per calendar year. Amends the Illinois Governmental
Ethics Act. Prohibits former legislators from lobbying the General
Assembly for compensation during the first year after leaving office.
Prohibits certain lobbying and personal service contracts by certain
partisan legislative staff and executive branch officers and employees
for the first year after leaving State service. Makes violation a
Class A misdemeanor with a fine of up to $10,000.
JUDICIAL NOTE, AMENDED
There may be an increase in judicial workloads; impact on the
need to increase the number of judges cannot be determined.
CORRECTIONAL NOTE, H-AM 1
No change from previous correctional note.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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