March 4, 2020 •
Illinois State Legislators Working on Omnibus Bill
Illinois State District 28 Sen. Laura Murphy announced she is working with District 55 Rep. Martin Moylan on an omnibus bill for ethics reform to fight corruption.
The bill will likely incorporate provisions from six existing bills, including recently passed Senate Bill 1639 and House Joint Resolution 93.
Senate Bill 1639 increases disclosure requirements for registered lobbyists.
Meanwhile House Joint Resolution 93 establishes the Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform.
The omnibus bill may also incorporate the following provisions:
- To require members of the General Assembly to be immediately removed from any leadership position if charged with a crime (Senate Bill 2488).
- To prohibit members of the General Assembly and members of his or her family from engaging in lobbying (Senate Bill 3020).
- To prohibit members of the General Assembly from engaging in lobbying for two years after leaving office (Senate Bill 3588).
- To create a uniform statement of economic interest for anyone required to file under the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act (Senate Bill 3318).
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