Bill Text: IL HB3947 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Provides that a member of the General Assembly, his or her spouse, and any immediate family member living with that member of the General Assembly shall not, for compensation, lobby any official of the executive or legislative branch of State government or any official of any unit of local government. Provides that a person who violates these provisions is guilty of official misconduct, a Class 3 felony. Defines terms. Repeals current provisions banning members of the General Assembly from lobbying, a Class A misdemeanor. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 41-8)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-11-14 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi [HB3947 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB3947-Introduced.html


101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
HB3947

Introduced , by Rep. Tom Demmer

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
5 ILCS 420/2-101 from Ch. 127, par. 602-101

Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Provides that a member of the General Assembly, his or her spouse, and any immediate family member living with that member of the General Assembly shall not, for compensation, lobby any official of the executive or legislative branch of State government or any official of any unit of local government. Provides that a person who violates these provisions is guilty of official misconduct, a Class 3 felony. Defines terms. Repeals current provisions banning members of the General Assembly from lobbying, a Class A misdemeanor. Effective immediately.
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A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning State 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 Section 2-101 as follows:
6 (5 ILCS 420/2-101) (from Ch. 127, par. 602-101)
7 Sec. 2-101. Prohibition on lobbying.
8 (a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary,
9on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
10101st General Assembly, a member of the General Assembly, his
11or her spouse, and any immediate family member living with that
12member of the General Assembly shall not, for compensation:
13 (1) lobby or otherwise act in a capacity that would
14 require that person to register as a lobbyist under the
15 Lobbyist Registration Act or any lobbyist registration
16 ordinance adopted by a unit of local government or school
17 district; or
18 (2) communicate with any official of the executive or
19 legislative branch of State government or any official of
20 any unit of local government or school district for the
21 ultimate purpose of influencing any executive,
22 legislative, or administrative action.
23 (b) A person who violates the provisions of this Section is

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1guilty of official misconduct under Section 33-3 of the
2Criminal Code of 2012.
3 (c) For purposes of this Section only:
4 "Lobbying" includes, but is not limited to, the meaning
5provided in Section 1-109 of this Act and the meaning provided
6in subsection (e) of Section 2 of the Lobbyist Registration
7Act.
8 "Official of the executive or legislative branch of State
9government" has the meaning provided in subsection (c) of
10Section 2 of the Lobbyist Registration Act.
11No legislator may engage in lobbying, as that term is defined
12in Section 1-109, if he accepts compensation specifically
13attributable to such lobbying, other than that provided by law
14for members of the General Assembly. Nothing in this Section
15prohibits a legislator from lobbying without compensation.
16 A violation of this Section shall constitute a Class A
17misdemeanor.
18(Source: P.A. 77-2830.)
19 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
20becoming law.
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