Bill Text: IL HB0332 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Provides that, among other restrictions, no legislator may accept or participate in any way in any representation case before the State of Illinois or any unit of local government in this State on any matter filed on or after February 1, 2019 that involves a challenge to any tax or proposed assessment of any tax or fee. Provides that the prohibition against participation in such a representation case does not apply in regards to a person with whom the legislator maintains a close economic association, unless a fee or compensation received regarding any matter that involves a challenge to any tax or proposed assessment of any tax or fee is received by the legislator directly or indirectly through any interest in a partnership, limited liability corporation, or other business entity. Modifies the term "representation case" to include matters before a unit of local government. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-14 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed [HB0332 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB0332-Introduced.html


101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
HB0332

Introduced , by Rep. Grant Wehrli

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
5 ILCS 420/1-113 from Ch. 127, par. 601-113
5 ILCS 420/2-104 from Ch. 127, par. 602-104

Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Provides that, among other restrictions, no legislator may accept or participate in any way in any representation case before the State of Illinois or any unit of local government in this State on any matter filed on or after February 1, 2019 that involves a challenge to any tax or proposed assessment of any tax or fee. Provides that the prohibition against participation in such a representation case does not apply in regards to a person with whom the legislator maintains a close economic association, unless a fee or compensation received regarding any matter that involves a challenge to any tax or proposed assessment of any tax or fee is received by the legislator directly or indirectly through any interest in a partnership, limited liability corporation, or other business entity. Modifies the term "representation case" to include matters before a unit of local government. 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 Sections 1-113 and 2-104 as follows:
6 (5 ILCS 420/1-113) (from Ch. 127, par. 601-113)
7 Sec. 1-113. "Representation case" means the professional
8representation of any person, client or principal, with or
9without compensation, in any matter before any State agency or
10unit of local government where the action or non-action of the
11State agency involves the exercise of substantial discretion.
12However, the term shall not include inquiries for information
13or other services rendered in a legislative capacity on behalf
14of a constituent or other member of the public.
15(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3401.)
16 (5 ILCS 420/2-104) (from Ch. 127, par. 602-104)
17 Sec. 2-104. No legislator may accept or participate in any
18way in any representation case, as that term is defined in
19Section 1-113, before (1) the Court of Claims of this State; or
20(2) before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, when
21the State of Illinois is the respondent; or (3) the State of
22Illinois or any unit of local government in this State on any

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1matter filed on or after February 1, 2019 that involves a
2challenge to any tax or proposed assessment of any tax or fee.
3 This Section does not prohibit participation in such a
4representation case by a person with whom the legislator
5maintains a close economic association, unless the fact of that
6association is used to influence or attempt to influence the
7State agency or unit of local government in the rendering of
8its decision or unless a fee or compensation received regarding
9any matter that involves a challenge to any tax or proposed
10assessment of any tax or fee is received by the legislator
11directly or indirectly through any interest in a partnership,
12limited liability corporation, or other business entity.
13 A violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor.
14(Source: P.A. 93-721, eff. 1-1-05.)
15 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
16becoming law.
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