April 8, 2020 •
No Report From the Illinois Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform
The Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform missed the March 31 deadline for submitting their draft report.
The commission cited the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The commission was established in December of 2019 to consider ethics reform in Illinois.
Since its inception, the commission has conducted six public hearings, heard testimony from 38 witnesses, and received extensive feedback from stakeholders.
It’s work was nearly complete with the only task remaining of issuing a final report.
The commission last met March 5 and had planned to meet once more before the deadline.
Members requested reasonable date extensions for completion of the report, but those requests were denied.
This leaves the completion date for the report open-ended at this time.
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