Public Act 093-0244
Public Act 93-0244 of the 93rd General Assembly
Public Act 93-0244
HB2205 Enrolled LRB093 10485 JAM 10739 b
AN ACT concerning lobbyists.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Lobbyist Registration Act is amended by
changing Sections 6 and 6.5 as follows:
(25 ILCS 170/6) (from Ch. 63, par. 176)
Sec. 6. Reports.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, every
person required to register as prescribed in Section 3 shall
report under oath to the Secretary of State all expenditures
for lobbying made or incurred by the lobbyist on his behalf
or the behalf of his employer. In the case where an
individual is solely employed by another person to perform
job related functions any part of which includes lobbying,
the employer shall be responsible for reporting all lobbying
expenditures incurred on the employer's behalf as shall be
identified by the lobbyist to the employer preceding such
report. Persons who contract with another person to perform
lobbying activities shall be responsible for reporting all
lobbying expenditures incurred on the employer's behalf. Any
additional lobbying expenses incurred by the employer which
are separate and apart from those incurred by the contractual
employee shall be reported by the employer.
(b) The report shall itemize each individual expenditure
or transaction over $100 and shall include the name of the
official on whose behalf the expenditure was made, the name
of the client on whose behalf the expenditure was made, the
total amount of the expenditure, the date on which the
expenditure occurred and the subject matter of the lobbying
activity, if any.
Expenditures attributable to lobbying officials shall be
listed and reported according to the following categories:
(1) travel and lodging on behalf of others.
(2) meals, beverages and other entertainment.
Individual expenditures required to be reported as
described herein which are equal to or less than $100 in
value need not be itemized but are required to be categorized
and reported by officials in an aggregate total in a manner
prescribed by rule of the Secretary of State.
Expenditures incurred for hosting receptions, benefits
and other large gatherings held for purposes of goodwill or
otherwise to influence executive, legislative or
administrative action to which there are 25 or more State
officials invited shall be reported listing only the total
amount of the expenditure, the date of the event, and the
estimated number of officials in attendance.
Each individual expenditure required to be reported shall
include all expenses made for or on behalf of State officials
and members of the immediate family of those persons.
The category travel and lodging includes, but is not
limited to, all travel and living accommodations made for or
on behalf of State officials in the capital during sessions
of the General Assembly.
Reasonable and bona fide expenditures made by the
registrant who is a member of a legislative or State study
commission or committee while attending and participating in
meetings and hearings of such commission or committee need
not be reported.
Reasonable and bona fide expenditures made by the
registrant for personal sustenance, lodging, travel, office
expenses and clerical or support staff need not be reported.
Salaries, fees, and other compensation paid to the
registrant for the purposes of lobbying need not be reported.
Any contributions required to be reported under Article 9
of the Election Code need not be reported.
Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, gifts
and honoraria returned or reimbursed to the registrant within
30 days of the date of receipt shall
need not be reported.
A gift or honorarium returned or reimbursed to the
registrant within 10 days after the official receives a copy
of a report pursuant to Section 6.5 shall not be included in
the final report unless the registrant informed the official,
contemporaneously with the receipt of the gift or honorarium,
that such gift or honorarium is a reportable expenditure
pursuant to this Act.
(c) Reports under this Section shall be filed by July
31, for expenditures from the previous January 1 through the
later of June 30 or the final day of the regular General
Assembly session, and by January 31, for expenditures from
the entire previous calendar year.
Registrants who made no reportable expenditures during a
reporting period shall file a report stating that no
expenditures were incurred. Such reports shall be filed in
accordance with the deadlines as prescribed in this
A registrant who terminates employment or duties which
required him to register under this Act shall give the
Secretary of State, within 30 days after the date of such
termination, written notice of such termination and shall
include therewith a report of the expenditures described
herein, covering the period of time since the filing of his
last report to the date of termination of employment. Such
notice and report shall be final and relieve such registrant
of further reporting under this Act, unless and until he
later takes employment or assumes duties requiring him to
again register under this Act.
(d) Failure to file any such report within the time
designated or the reporting of incomplete information shall
constitute a violation of this Act.
A registrant shall preserve for a period of 2 years all
receipts and records used in preparing reports under this
(e) Within 30 days after a filing deadline, the lobbyist
shall notify each official on whose behalf an expenditure has
been reported. Notification shall include the name of the
registrant, the total amount of the expenditure, the date on
which the expenditure occurred, and the subject matter of the
(Source: P.A. 90-78, eff. 1-1-98.)
(25 ILCS 170/6.5)
Sec. 6.5. Response to report by official.
(a) Every person required to register as prescribed in
Section 3 and required to file a report with the Secretary of
State as prescribed in Section 6 shall, at least 25 days
before the deadline for filing the report, provide a copy of
the report to each official listed in the report by first
class mail or hand delivery. An official may, within 10 days
after receiving the copy of the report, provide written
objections to the report by first class mail or hand delivery
to the person required to file the report. If those written
objections conflict with the final report that is filed, the
written objections shall be filed along with the report.
(b) Failure to provide a copy of the report to an
official listed in the report within the time designated in
this Section is a violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-737, eff. 1-1-99.)
Effective Date: 01/01/04