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720 ILCS 5/33-3.2
(720 ILCS 5/33-3.2)
Solicitation misconduct (local government).
(a) An employee of a chief executive officer of a local government commits
solicitation misconduct (local government) when, at any time, he or she
knowingly solicits or
receives contributions, as that term is defined in Section 9-1.4 of the
Code, from a person engaged in a business or activity over which the person has
(b) For the purpose of this Section, "chief executive officer of a
local government" means an executive officer of a county, township or municipal
government or any administrative subdivision under jurisdiction of the county,
township, or municipal government including but not limited to: chairman or
president of a county board or commission, mayor or village president, township
supervisor, county executive, municipal manager, assessor, auditor, clerk,
recorder, sheriff or State's Attorney; "employee of
executive officer of a local government" means a full-time or part-time
salaried 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 a chief executive officer of a
local government; and "regulatory authority" means having the
responsibility to investigate, inspect, license, or enforce regulatory measures
necessary to the requirements of any State, local, or federal statute or
relating to the business or activity.
(c) An employee of a chief executive officer of a local government,
who does not have regulatory authority, commits a violation of this Section if
that employee knowingly acts in concert with an employee of a chief
of a local government who does have regulatory authority to solicit or
receive contributions in violation of this Section.
(d) Solicitation misconduct (local government) is a Class A
misdemeanor. An employee of a
chief executive officer of a local government convicted of committing
solicitation misconduct (local government) forfeits his or her employment.
(e) An employee of a chief executive officer of a local government 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
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 (local 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.)