Comments: IL HB0323 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act. Expands the definition of lobbying to include communications with government employees and attempts to persuade local government officials. Pre-empts home rule authorities from defining the act of "lobbying" in a manner inconsistent with the State's definition. Prohibits family members of officials or State employees and persons with whom a legislator or State employee maintains a close economic relationship from lobbying for compensation. Provides that a violation of this prohibition is a Class A misdemeanor with a fine equal to 5 times the total compensation earned in violation of this Section.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-03-31 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB0323 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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