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Title:Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform
Contact Name:Speaker of the House and President ofthe Senate
Function:The Joint Commission shall have the following duties, to: (1) Review the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, the Lobbyist Registration Act, the Public Officers Prohibited Activities Act, and Article 50 of the Illinois Procurement Code; (2) Review best practices concerning governmental ethics from local governments and other states; (3) Seek input from experts and the general public concerning proposals to improve governmental ethics; and (4) Make recommendations for changes to the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, the Lobbyist Registration Act, the Public Officers Prohibited Activities Act, and Article 50 of the Illinois Procurement Code to improve public trust in government.
Term:That the Joint Commission may issue periodic reports on its activities and shall issue a final report on its review and recommendations by March 31, 2020 to the General Assembly, the Governor, the Attorney General, the Treasurer, the Comptroller, and the Secretary of State.
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:None
Composition:That the Joint Commission shall consist of the following members: (1) 2 members of the General Assembly appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; (2) 2 members of the General Assembly appointed by the President of the Senate;(3) 2 members of the General Assembly appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; (4) 2 members of the General Assembly appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; (5) 2 members from the Office of the Attorney General appointed by the Attorney General, one of whom shall be the Executive Inspector General for the Attorney General; (6) 2 members from the Office of the Secretary of State appointed by the Secretary of State, one of whom shall be the Executive Inspector General for the Secretary of State; and (7) 4 members appointed by the Governor, with no more than 2 of the appointments from the same political party as the Governor.
Chair:Speaker of the House and President of the Senate shall each designate one of the members of the Joint Commission as a co-chair.
Authority:101st HJR 93

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Burke, Rep. Kelly11/22/2019Speaker of the House of RepresentativesMemberState Representative
Burns, James11/14/2019Secretary of StateMember
Castro, Sen. Cristina11/19/2019President of the SenateMemberState Senator
Cenar, Richard11/27/2019Attorney GeneralMember
Curran, Sen. John11/25/2019Minority Leader of the SenateMemberState Senator
Harris, David12/4/2019GovernorMember
Harris, Rep. Gregory11/22/2019Speaker of the House of RepresentativesCo-ChairState Representative
Maddox, Nathan11/14/2019Secretary of StateMemberExecutive Inspector General
McConchie, Sen. Dan12/2/2019Minority Leader of the SenateMemberState Senator
Radogno, Christine12/5/2019GovernorMember
Saltoun, Diane11/27/2019Attorney GeneralMemberExecutive Inspector General
Sim, Sen. Elgie11/19/2019President of the SenateCo-ChairState Senator
Spillane, Ann12/4/2019GovernorMember
Stratton, Lt. Governor Juliana12/4/2019GovernorMember
Wehrli, Rep. Grant11/19/2019Minority Leader of the HouseMemberState Representative
Windhorst, Rep. Patrick11/19/2019Minority Leader of the HouseMemberState Representative