Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker Signs Lobbyist Disclosure Bill - State and Federal Communications

December 9, 2019  •  

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker Signs Lobbyist Disclosure Bill

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker - Chi Hack Night

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill on December 5 requiring increased disclosure from lobbyists.

Senate Bill 1639 provides that lobbyist registration must include each unit of local government for which the registrant is or expects to be required to register to lobby, as well as each elected or appointed public office to be held by the registrant at any time during the registration period.

The bill also requires the secretary of state to create a combined online database for lobbyist disclosures, campaign contributions, and public officials’ annual statements of economic interest.

Senate Bill 1639 became effective when signed.

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