June 5, 2019 •
Illinois General Assembly Spring Session Adjourns
The 101st General Assembly adjourned its spring session on Sunday, June 2 after going into overtime to address Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s agenda.
During the spring session, Senate Bill 1545 was introduced to prohibit a legislator from lobbying local government during his or her term of office.
The bill provided that a violation would constitute a Class A misdemeanor. The bill made its way to the Assignments Committee on March 22.
Similarly, Senate Bill 180 was introduced to prohibit a legislator from seeking future employment with a lobbying entity if that entity engages in lobbying with members of the General Assembly during the legislator’s term of office.
Senate Bill 180 would also ban state officials for a period of one year of their term of office from engaging in compensated lobbying with members of the General Assembly.
The bill made its way to the Assignments Committee on March 22.
The General Assembly is scheduled to reconvene for a veto session in October.
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