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Record #: O2022-1218   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 4/27/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Ethics and Government Oversight
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-156 regarding unauthorized use of real or personal city property and offering, receiving and solicitation of gifts or favors
Sponsors: Sposato, Nicholas, Cappleman, James, Hadden, Maria E. , Smith, Michele, Lopez, Raymond A., Silverstein, Debra L., Cardona, Jr., Felix , O'Shea, Matthew J., Reilly, Brendan, Reboyras, Ariel, Nugent, Samantha
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 156 Governmental Ethics
Attachments: 1. O2022-1218.pdf

SECTION 1. Section 2-156-010 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored as follows:

2-156-010 Definitions.

{Omitted text unaffected by this ordinance)
(t) "Political contribution", "campaign contribution", or "contribution" means any gift, subscription, loan, advance, deposit of money, allotment of money, or anything of value given or transferred by one person to another, including in cash, by check, by draft, through a payroll deduction or allotment plan, by pledge or promise, whether or not enforceable, or otherwise, for purposes of influencing in any way the outcome of any election. For the purposes of this definition, a political contribution.campaign contribution, orcontribution does not include:
Aloan made at a marketrate by a lender in his or her ordinary course of business;
The use of real or personal property and the cost of invitations, food, and beverages, voluntarily provided by an individual in rendering voluntary personal services on the individual's residential premises for candidate-related activities; provided the value ofthe service provided does not exceed an aggregate of $150.00 in a reporting period as defined in Article 9 of the Illinois Election Code;
The sale of any food or beverage by a vendor for use in a candidate's campaign at a charge less than the normal comparable charge, if such charge for use in a candidate's campaign is at least equal to the cost of such food or beverage to the vendor.

SECTION 2. Section 2-156-060 of the Municipal Code ofthe City of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored as follows:
2-156-060 Unauthorized use of real or personal city property.

No official or employee shall engage in or permit the unauthorized use of any real or personal property owned or leased by the city for city business, provided, however, that nothing in this section shall prohibit the inc...

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