§ 22.52. Conflict of interest. Effective 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, none of the following persons shall have a direct financial interest in or receive a personal financial benefit from any waste-disposal operation or any clean construction or demolition debris fill operation that requires a permit or interim authorization under this Act, or any corporate entity related to any such waste-disposal operation or clean construction or demolition debris fill operation:
(i) the Governor of the State of Illinois;
(ii) the Attorney General of the State of Illinois;
(iii) the Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency;
(iv) the Chairman of the Illinois Pollution Control Board;
(v) the members of the Illinois Pollution Control Board;
(vi) the staff of any person listed in items (i) through (v) of this Section who makes a regulatory or licensing decision that directly applies to any waste-disposal operation or any clean construction or demolition debris fill operation; and
(vii) a relative of any person listed in items (i) through (vi) of this Section.
The prohibitions of this Section shall apply during the person's term of State employment and shall continue for 5 years after the person's termination of State employment. The prohibition of this Section shall not apply to any person whose State employment terminates prior to 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly.
For the purposes of this Section:
(a) The terms “direct financial interest” and “personal financial benefit” do not include the ownership of publicly traded stock.
(b) The term “relative” means father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, husband, wife, father-in-law, or mother-in-law.
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