February 18, 2020 •
Illinois Introduces Legislation to Expand the Definition of Lobbying
Lawmakers introduced legislation to expand the definition of lobbying to include promoting or opposing the passage of any local legislative matter by a unit of local government.
House Bill 5468, sponsored by Rep. Maurice A. West, defines local legislative matter as any bill, resolution, nomination, ordinance, or other issue or proposal pending before the unit of local government, its legislative body, or any committee, subcommittee, or commission.
If passed prior to June 1, the bill would become effective January 1, 2021.
If passed after to May 31, the bill would become effective June 1, 2021.
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