Chicago Announces Three Month Delay in Effective Date of Ethics Ordinance - State and Federal Communications

December 24, 2019  •  

Chicago Announces Three Month Delay in Effective Date of Ethics Ordinance

Chicago City Hall - Ken Lund

The city of Chicago announced a three-month delay for the effective date of an ordinance expanding the definition of lobbyist.

The expansion would include persons acting on behalf of a nonprofit if they undertake those efforts as a matter of professional engagement, regardless of pay or compensation.

Ethics Ordinance 2019-5305, originally scheduled to be effective January 1, 2020, will provide exceptions to the registration requirements for persons who, either as a member of, or on behalf of, a not-for-profit entity conduct nonpartisan analysis or research, provide technical advice, or examine broad social and economic problems.

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