Bill Text: IL HB5968 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: 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: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Failed) 2019-01-08 - Session Sine Die [HB5968 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB5968-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB5968

Introduced , by Rep. David McSweeney

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
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 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 Lobbyist Registration Act is amended by
5changing Section 3.1 and by adding Section 3.2 as follows:
6 (25 ILCS 170/3.1)
7 Sec. 3.1. Prohibition on serving on boards and commissions.
8Notwithstanding any other law of this State, on and after
9February 1, 2004, but not before that date, a person required
10to be registered under this Act, his or her spouse, and his or
11her immediate family members living with that person may not
12serve on a board, commission, authority, or task force
13authorized or created by State law or by executive order of the
14Governor; except that this restriction does not apply to any of
15the following:
16 (1) a registered lobbyist, his or her spouse, or any
17 immediate family member living with the registered
18 lobbyist, who is serving in an elective public office,
19 whether elected or appointed to fill a vacancy; and
20 (2) a registered lobbyist, his or her spouse, or any
21 immediate family member living with the registered
22 lobbyist, who is serving on a State advisory body that
23 makes nonbinding recommendations to an agency of State

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1 government but does not make binding recommendations or
2 determinations or take any other substantive action.
3 The prohibition on and exemptions to serving on boards
4provided under this Section do not apply to county boards, and
5any such prohibition concerning service on county boards under
6this Act shall be governed by Section 3.2.
7(Source: P.A. 96-555, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1358, eff. 7-28-10.)
8 (25 ILCS 170/3.2 new)
9 Sec. 3.2. Prohibition on serving on county boards.
10Notwithstanding any other law of this State, a person required
11to be registered under this Act, his or her spouse, and his or
12her immediate family members living with that person may not
13serve as a member of a county board.
14 Section 10. The Counties Code is amended by changing
15Sections 2-3015, 2-4010, and 2-5008 and by adding Section
162-6011 as follows:
17 (55 ILCS 5/2-3015)
18 Sec. 2-3015. Qualifications of County Board Members and
19Commissioners.
20 (a) In counties with a population of 3,000,000 or less, no
21person is eligible to hold the office of county board member or
22commissioner unless he or she is a legal voter and has been a
23resident of the county for at least one year next preceding the

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1election.
2 (b) In addition to any other qualification which may be
3required by law or ordinance, no person is eligible to hold
4office as a county board member or commissioner if he or she is
5required to be registered as a lobbyist under Section 3 of the
6Lobbyist Registration Act.
7(Source: P.A. 90-173, eff. 1-1-98.)
8 (55 ILCS 5/2-4010)
9 Sec. 2-4010. 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 5/2-5008) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-5008)
23 Sec. 2-5008. Qualifications of county executive. The
24qualifications for the office of county executive are the same

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1as those for membership on the board. However, the county
2executive shall not be an elected member of the county board,
3nor shall he or she be eligible to hold office as county
4executive if he or she is required to be registered as a
5lobbyist under Section 3 of the Lobbyist Registration Act.
6(Source: P.A. 86-962.)
7 (55 ILCS 5/2-6011 new)
8 Sec. 2-6011. Qualifications of board of commissioners. In
9addition to any other qualification which may be required by
10law or ordinance, no person is eligible to hold office as a
11Cook County Commissioner if he or she is required to be
12registered as a lobbyist under Section 3 of the Lobbyist
13Registration Act.
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