Bill Text: IL HB0292 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that no member of the General Assembly shall, during his or her term of office, negotiate for employment with a lobbying entity if that lobbying entity engages in lobbying with members of the General Assembly during that member's term of office. Provides that no former member that is registered as a lobbyist shall lobby regarding a bill that he or she voted on during his or her term of office as a member of the General Assembly. Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act. Provides that a person required to be registered under the Act, his or her spouse, and his or her immediate family members living with that person may not serve as a member of a county board. Amends the Counties Code to provide that no person is eligible to hold office as a county board member, commissioner, or executive if he or she is required to be registered as a lobbyist under the Lobbyist Registration Act. Makes conforming changes.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 2-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-02 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Edly-Allen [HB0292 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB0292-Introduced.html


101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
HB0292

Introduced , by Rep. David McSweeney

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
5 ILCS 430/5-47 new
25 ILCS 170/3.1
25 ILCS 170/3.2 new
55 ILCS 5/2-3015
55 ILCS 5/2-4010
55 ILCS 5/2-5008 from Ch. 34, par. 2-5008
55 ILCS 5/2-6011 new

Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that no member of the General Assembly shall, during his or her term of office, negotiate for employment with a lobbying entity if that lobbying entity engages in lobbying with members of the General Assembly during that member's term of office. Provides that no former member that is registered as a lobbyist shall lobby regarding a bill that he or she voted on during his or her term of office as a member of the General Assembly. Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act. Provides that a person required to be registered under the Act, his or her spouse, and his or her immediate family members living with that person may not serve as a member of a county board. Amends the Counties Code to provide that no person is eligible to hold office as a county board member, commissioner, or executive if he or she is required to be registered as a lobbyist under the Lobbyist Registration Act. Makes conforming changes.
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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 State Officials and Employees Ethics Act is
5amended by adding Section 5-47 as follows:
6 (5 ILCS 430/5-47 new)
7 Sec. 5-47. General Assembly member future employment with a
8lobbying entity.
9 (a) No member shall, during his or her term of office,
10negotiate for employment with a lobbying entity, as that term
11is defined in Section 2 of the Lobbyist Registration Act, if
12that lobbying entity engages in lobbying with members of the
13General Assembly during that member's term of office.
14 (b) No former member that is registered as a lobbyist under
15the Lobbyist Registration Act shall lobby regarding a bill that
16he or she voted on during his or her term of office as a member
17of the General Assembly.
18 Section 10. The Lobbyist Registration Act is amended by
19changing Section 3.1 and by adding Section 3.2 as follows:
20 (25 ILCS 170/3.1)
21 Sec. 3.1. Prohibition on serving on boards and commissions.

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1Notwithstanding any other law of this State, on and after
2February 1, 2004, but not before that date, a person required
3to be registered under this Act, his or her spouse, and his or
4her immediate family members living with that person may not
5serve on a board, commission, authority, or task force
6authorized or created by State law or by executive order of the
7Governor; except that this restriction does not apply to any of
8the following:
9 (1) a registered lobbyist, his or her spouse, or any
10 immediate family member living with the registered
11 lobbyist, who is serving in an elective public office,
12 whether elected or appointed to fill a vacancy; and
13 (2) a registered lobbyist, his or her spouse, or any
14 immediate family member living with the registered
15 lobbyist, who is serving on a State advisory body that
16 makes nonbinding recommendations to an agency of State
17 government but does not make binding recommendations or
18 determinations or take any other substantive action.
19 The prohibition on and exemptions to serving on boards
20provided under this Section do not apply to county boards, and
21any such prohibition concerning service on county boards under
22this Act shall be governed by Section 3.2.
23(Source: P.A. 96-555, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1358, eff. 7-28-10.)
24 (25 ILCS 170/3.2 new)
25 Sec. 3.2. Prohibition on serving on county boards.

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1Notwithstanding any other law of this State, a person required
2to be registered under this Act, his or her spouse, and his or
3her immediate family members living with that person may not
4serve as a member of a county board.
5 Section 15. The Counties Code is amended by changing
6Sections 2-3015, 2-4010, and 2-5008 and by adding Section
72-6011 as follows:
8 (55 ILCS 5/2-3015)
9 Sec. 2-3015. Qualifications of County Board Members and
10Commissioners.
11 (a) In counties with a population of 3,000,000 or less, no
12person is eligible to hold the office of county board member or
13commissioner unless he or she is a legal voter and has been a
14resident of the county for at least one year next preceding the
15election.
16 (b) In addition to any other qualification which may be
17required by law or ordinance, no person is eligible to hold
18office as a county board member or commissioner if he or she is
19required to be registered as a lobbyist under Section 3 of the
20Lobbyist Registration Act.
21(Source: P.A. 90-173, eff. 1-1-98.)
22 (55 ILCS 5/2-4010)
23 Sec. 2-4010. Qualifications of County Board Members and

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1Commissioners.
2 (a) In counties with a population of 3,000,000 or less, no
3person is eligible to hold the office of county board member or
4commissioner unless he or she is a legal voter and has been a
5resident of the county for at least one year next preceding the
6election.
7 (b) In addition to any other qualification which may be
8required by law or ordinance, no person is eligible to hold
9office as a county board member or commissioner if he or she is
10required to be registered as a lobbyist under Section 3 of the
11Lobbyist Registration Act.
12(Source: P.A. 90-173, eff. 1-1-98.)
13 (55 ILCS 5/2-5008) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-5008)
14 Sec. 2-5008. Qualifications of county executive. The
15qualifications for the office of county executive are the same
16as those for membership on the board. However, the county
17executive shall not be an elected member of the county board,
18nor shall he or she be eligible to hold office as county
19executive if he or she is required to be registered as a
20lobbyist under Section 3 of the Lobbyist Registration Act.
21(Source: P.A. 86-962.)
22 (55 ILCS 5/2-6011 new)
23 Sec. 2-6011. Qualifications of board of commissioners. In
24addition to any other qualification which may be required by

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1law or ordinance, no person is eligible to hold office as a
2Cook County Commissioner if he or she is required to be
3registered as a lobbyist under Section 3 of the Lobbyist
4Registration Act.
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