90th General Assembly
Summary of HB2334
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ETHICS-ST AGENCY-ST OFFICIALS                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends  the  Illinois   Governmental   Ethics   Act.    Prohibits      
   legislators,   certain  partisan  staff  members,  and  certain  State      
   officers and employees from lobbying the General Assembly or  entering      
   into  a  public  personal services contract, within one year after the      
   termination of State employment. Prohibits a candidate, legislator, or      
   political committee from holding a fund-raising event  in  Springfield      
   on   days  the  General  Assembly  is  in  session.  Prohibits  public      
   officials, State agency  employees,  and  their  family  members  from      
   soliciting  or accepting gifts from persons or entities with interests      
   affected by the activities of the employee or  agency.  Provides  that      
   for  violating  this prohibition, State employees and public officials      
   shall forfeit their employment or office and the prohibited source  of      
   the  gift  commits  a  business  offense and shall be fined $10,000 or      
   less. Amends the Election Code. Includes private  entities  that  make      
   contributions  during a 12-month period in excess of $1,000 within the      
   provisions affecting political committees.  Provides  that  the  State      
   Board  of  Elections shall assess a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000      
   for the untimely filing of reports and semi-annual reports of campaign      
   contributions.   Provides  that  these  reports  shall  disclose   the      
   occupation   and   employer  of  individual  contributors.   Prohibits      
   contributions from foreign nationals.  Prohibits the use  of  campaign      
   funds  for a personal use unrelated to a political campaign. Prohibits      
   a candidate, public official, or political  committee  from  accepting      
   cash  contributions  that  exceed  $25. Amends the Illinois Purchasing      
   Act.  Provides that a contractor may be suspended for up to  10  years      
   (now  for  not  more  than one year) for violations of the competitive      
   procurement  process.   Provides  that  certain  State   officers   or      
   employees shall not do business with their former agency or department      
   for  2  years  after  leaving  State  employment. Makes other changes.      
   Effective January 1, 1998.                                                  
          FISCAL NOTE (DCMS)                                                   
          Estimated implementation cost is $1,369,813, including 20 new        
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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