Illinois Governor Signs New Executive Order - State and Federal Communications

January 19, 2015  •  

Illinois Governor Signs New Executive Order

IllinoisGovernor Bruce Rauner signed Executive Order 15-09 last week, tightening ethical requirements for all state employees. The order closes the revolving door for executive branch and state agency employees by prohibiting them from negotiating for a new position with a lobbyist or lobbying entity while still employed.

Similarly, a former employee may not accept a position as a paid lobbyist or with a lobbying entity for one year after leaving his or her paid position. Furthermore, state employees, their spouses, or immediate family members living therewith may not solicit or knowingly accept any gift from prohibited sources. The order also expands what state employees must disclose on their statements of economic interest.

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