DuPage County Eliminates Pay-to-Play Restrictions - State and Federal Communications

August 29, 2013  •  

DuPage County Eliminates Pay-to-Play Restrictions

DuPage CountyThe DuPage County Board repealed its pay-to-play provisions after learning from the state’s attorney’s office the provisions were unenforceable. As a non-home rule county, the county did not have the power to act on limiting campaign contributions because it was not specifically granted that power by the state legislature.

The changes were enacted as part of an otherwise minor update to the county’s ethics code. Provisions requiring disclosure of campaign contributions by contractors remain in place.

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