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Record #: O2013-7761   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 10/16/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action: 7/30/2014
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-156 regarding duty and power of Board of Ethics to review campaign finance filing compliance of candidates for City office
Sponsors: O'Connor, Patrick
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 156 Governmental Ethics
Attachments: 1. O2013-7761.pdf
SECTION 1. Sections 2-156-380 and 2-156-445 of the Municipal Code of Chicago are hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
2-156-380 Powers and duties.
In addition to other powers and duties specifically mentioned in this chapter, the board of ethics shall have the following powers and duties:
(Omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
(n) to receive conflict of interest disclosures from any city employee or official, including aldermen;
(n-1) to review campaign finance filings for compliance with Article VI of this Chapter, and to refer potential violations discovered by such review to the appropriate investigating authority as a complaint;
(o) to recommend polices, procedures and practices designed to ensure compliance with any federal, state or local law or regulation or any of the city's compliance-related polices and internal controls.
2-156-445 Limitation of contributing to candidates and elected officials.
(Omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
(d) Any person who solicits^ ©r- accepts, offers or makes a financial contribution with knowledge that such contribution violates the limits set forth in this section shall be subject to the penalty provided in Article VII of this Chapter; provided, however, such person shall not be deemed in violation of this section if such person returns or reguests in writing the return of such financial contribution within 10 calendar days ofthe recipient's or contributor's knowledge ofthe violation.
SECTION 2. The Board of Ethics is hereby authorized to transfer unconcluded campaign finance filing investigations that it commenced before July 1, 2013 to the city's Inspector General or Legislative Inspector General, as appropriate. For unconcluded campaign finance filing investigations that the Board of Ethics commenced before July 1, 2013, the two-year investigation time period referenced in subsections 2-55-080(i) and 2-56-050(b)(3) of the Municipal Code of Chicago shall start on the effective date of this ordinance.
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SECTION 3.  This ordinance shall take effecpjpon passage and approval
Alderma^Patrick J.^TConnor, 40th Ward
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