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Public Act 098-0588





Public Act 098-0588
SB2380 EnrolledLRB098 08303 JDS 38406 b

    AN ACT concerning government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act is amended
by adding Section 4.3 as follows:
    (30 ILCS 705/4.3 new)
    Sec. 4.3. Prohibition on use of grant funds for prohibited
political activities.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section, "prohibited political
activity" has the meaning established in Section 1-5 of the
State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.
    (b) Grantees and employees of grantees shall not knowingly
use grant funds, or goods or services purchased with grant
funds, to engage, either directly or indirectly, in a
prohibited political activity.
    (c) Grantees and employees of grantees shall not be
knowingly compensated from grant funds for time spent engaging
in a prohibited political activity.
    (d) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit any 501(c)(3) or
501(c)(4) organization receiving a grant from the State from
engaging in any federally permissible activity regarding
advocacy, indirect and direct lobbying, and political
activity, provided that the specific funds acquired by a grant
from the State shall not be knowingly used for those activities
that are permitted by federal law but prohibited by this
    (e) A grantee who knowingly violates this Section is guilty
of a business offense and is subject to a fine of up to $5,000.

Effective Date: 1/1/2014