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720 ILCS 5/33-3.1
(720 ILCS 5/33-3.1)
Solicitation misconduct (State government).
(a) An employee of an
executive branch constitutional officer commits solicitation misconduct (State
government) when, at any time, he or she knowingly solicits or receives
term is defined in Section 9-1.4 of the Election Code, from a person engaged in
a business or activity over which the person has regulatory authority.
(b) For the purpose of this Section, "employee of
executive branch constitutional officer" means a full-time or part-time
employee, full-time or part-time salaried appointee, or any contractual
employee of any office, board,
commission, agency, department, authority, administrative unit, or corporate
outgrowth under the jurisdiction of an executive branch constitutional officer;
and "regulatory authority" means having the responsibility to investigate,
inspect, license, or enforce regulatory measures necessary to the requirements
State or federal statute or regulation relating to the business or activity.
(c) An employee of an executive branch constitutional officer, including one
who does not
regulatory authority, commits a violation of this Section if that employee
knowingly acts in concert with an employee of an executive
branch constitutional officer who does
have regulatory authority to solicit or receive contributions in violation of
(d) Solicitation misconduct (State government) is a Class A
misdemeanor. An employee of an executive branch constitutional
officer convicted of committing solicitation misconduct (State government)
forfeits his or her employment.
(e) An employee of an executive branch constitutional officer who is
discharged, demoted, suspended,
threatened, harassed, or in any other manner discriminated against in the terms
and conditions of employment because of lawful acts done by
the employee or on behalf of the employee or others in furtherance of the
enforcement of this Section shall be entitled to all relief necessary to make
the employee whole.
(f) Any person who knowingly makes a false report of solicitation
misconduct (State government) to the Illinois State Police, the Attorney General, a
State's Attorney, or any law enforcement official is guilty of a Class C
(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)