June 4, 2021 •
Legislature Stands Adjourned After Passing Ethics and Elections Bills
Illinois Lawmakers worked past the legislative session deadline to pass an ethics reform package and major election changes.
The ethics reforms include expanding state registration requirements under the Lobbyist Registration Act to include lobbying local officials in municipalities with a population under 500,000 and lobbying certain deputy state officials.
Senate Bill 539 also expands revolving door restrictions and prohibits all fundraising statewide during legislative sessions and on the day before and after the session.
The election changes in Senate Bill 825 include moving the 2022 primary election from March 15 to June 28.
The Legislature stands adjourned until the call of the speaker of the House and the Senate president.
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