Public Act 90-0078
SB1105 Enrolled SRS90S0041PMch
AN ACT to amend the Lobbyist Registration Act by changing
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 Section 6 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.
Gifts and honoraria returned to the registrant within 30
days of the date of receipt need not be reported.
(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. 88-187.)