December 24, 2019 •
Chicago Announces Three Month Delay in Effective Date of Ethics Ordinance
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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