June 19, 2020 •
Chicago Board of Ethics Delays Non-Profit Lobbying Laws Until 2021
The Board of Ethics announced a further delay in the implementation Ethics Ordinance 2019-5305, previously set for July 1, 2020.
The implementation will now be on January 1, 2021 due to the continuing work by the city and many non-profit organizations to respond to COVID-19 crisis.
The ordinance imposes new registration and reporting requirements on certain nonprofit interactions with the city.
With the announcement, the Board and the Mayor’s Office stated they are committed to working with non-profit organizations and stakeholders to understand and respond to their concerns about this law.
In addition, the office states they are committed on working toward amendments that increase transparency in Chicago.
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