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Full Text of HB4591  102nd General Assembly

HB4591 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB4591

 

Introduced 1/21/2022, by Rep. Patrick Windhorst

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
5 ILCS 420/2-101  from Ch. 127, par. 602-101

    Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Provides that a member of the General Assembly, his or her spouse, and any immediate family member living with that member of the General Assembly shall not, for compensation, lobby any official of the executive or legislative branch of State government or any governing body or official of any unit of local government. Provides that a person who violates these provisions is guilty of official misconduct, a Class 3 felony. Makes conforming and other changes. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Illinois Governmental Ethics Act is amended
5by changing Section 2-101 as follows:
 
6    (5 ILCS 420/2-101)  (from Ch. 127, par. 602-101)
7    Sec. 2-101. Government official lobbying.
8    (a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary,
9on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
10102nd General Assembly, a member of the General Assembly, his
11or her spouse, and any immediate family member living with
12that member of the General Assembly shall not, for
13compensation:
14        (1) lobby or otherwise act in a capacity that would
15    require that person to register as a lobbyist under the
16    Lobbyist Registration Act or any lobbyist registration
17    ordinance adopted by a unit of local government or school
18    district; or
19        (2) communicate with any official of the executive or
20    legislative branch of State government or any governing
21    body or official of any unit of local government or school
22    district for the ultimate purpose of influencing any
23    executive, legislative, or administrative action.

 

 

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1    In addition to any other penalty imposed by this Section,
2a person who violates the provisions of this subsection (a) is
3guilty of official misconduct under Section 33-3 of the
4Criminal Code of 2012.
5No legislator may engage in promoting or opposing in any
6manner the passage by the General Assembly of any legislative
7matter affecting the interests of any individual, association,
8or corporation as distinct from those of the people of the
9State as a whole, if he or she accepts compensation
10specifically attributable to such lobbying, other than that
11provided by law for members of the General Assembly. Nothing
12in this Section prohibits a legislator from lobbying without
13compensation.
14    (a-5) No legislator or executive branch constitutional
15officer shall engage in compensated lobbying of the governing
16body of a municipality, county, or township, or an official
17thereof, on behalf of any lobbyist or lobbying entity that is
18registered to lobby the General Assembly or the executive
19branch of the State of Illinois.
20    (b) No elected or appointed county executive or
21legislative official shall engage in compensated lobbying of
22the governing body of a county, municipality, township, the
23General Assembly, a State executive branch office or agency,
24or an official thereof, on behalf of any lobbyist or lobbying
25entity that is registered to lobby the county in which the
26official is elected or appointed.

 

 

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1    (c) No elected or appointed municipal executive or
2legislative official shall engage in compensated lobbying of
3the governing body of a county, municipality, township, the
4General Assembly, a State executive branch office or agency,
5or an official thereof, on behalf of any lobbyist or lobbying
6entity that is registered to lobby the municipality in which
7the official is elected or appointed.
8    (d) No elected or appointed township executive or
9legislative official shall engage in compensated lobbying of
10the governing body of a county, municipality, township, the
11General Assembly, a State executive branch office or agency,
12or an official thereof, on behalf of any lobbyist or lobbying
13entity that is registered to lobby the township in which the
14official is elected or appointed.
15    (e) No elected or appointed municipal executive or
16legislative official shall engage in compensated lobbying of
17the governing body of a county, municipality, or township, the
18General Assembly, a State executive branch office or agency,
19or an official thereof, on behalf of any lobbyist or lobbying
20entity if the person is an elected or appointed municipal
21executive or legislative official from a municipality exempted
22by the preemption provision of Section 11.2 of the Lobbyist
23Registration Act.
24    (f) A violation of this Section shall constitute a Class A
25misdemeanor.
26(Source: P.A. 102-664, eff. 1-1-22.)
 

 

 

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1    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2becoming law.