A fax to Jesse White for Transparency and Accountability in Illinois Government

Please write, fax or call Mr. Jesse White and ask him to ensure compliance in the IARDC.  What is going on there is my question.

FAX COVER SHEET
TO Jesse White
COMPANY Ill. Sec. of State
FAX NUMBERs –

312 759 3610 fax chicago

217 782 1407 fax springfield
FROM Denison & Assocs, PC
DATE 2013-11-15 05:10:09 GMT
RE IARDC and failure to file Ethics Reporting
COVER MESSAGE
Dear Mr. White;
It has come to my attention that the attorneys, managers
and supervisors of the Ill. Atty. Registration and
Disciplinary Commn. have somehow failed to file annual
ethics disclosures regarding their fianancia1 affairs, and
this has apparently created many problems in that agency.
I have not found their disclosures posted on any state
agency website, and we have called and they claim they are
exempt and do not file.
Therefore, I am requesting on an ASAP basis that you
immediat1y issue certified letters to each of the
attorneys, managers and supervisors that they file these
reports for each year they have worked at the IARDC or
take appropriate steps as the I11inos Legislature has
mandated.
A copy of the relevant articles of legislation is attached
hereto.
Your prompt assitance is greatly appreciated by both the
citizens of the State of Illinois and the attorneys
licensed in the State of Illinois and practicing here.
Very Truly Yours,
JoAnne M Dension
Patent atty
1512 N Fremont st, #202
Chicago, IL 60642
email meatjoanne@denison1aw.com
efax 312 376 8842
WN”N.efax.com
ARTICLE XIII
GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 1. DISQUALIFICATION FOR PUBLIC OFFICE
***
SECTION 2. STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS
All candidates for or holders of state offices and all
members of a Commission or Board created by this Constitution
shall file a verified statement of their economic interests,
as provided by law. The General Assembly by law may impose a
similar requirement upon candidates for, or holders of,
otlices in units of local government and school districts.
Statements shall be filed annually with the Secretary of
State and shall be available for inspection by the public.
The General Assembly by law shall prescribe a reasonable time
for filing the statement. Failure to file a statement within
the time prescribed shall result in ineligibility for, or
forfeiture of, otlice. This Section shall not be construed as
limiting the authority of any branch of government to
establish and enforce ethical standards for that branch.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)
ARTICLE VI – Judiciary
SECTION 16. ADMINISTRATION
General administrative and supervisory authority over all
courts is vested in the Supreme Court and shall be exercised
by the Chief Justice in accordance with its rules. The
Supreme Court shall appoint an administrative director and
statT, who shall serve at its pleasure, to assist the Chief
Justice in his duties.
From 5 ILCS 420:
ARTICLE 4A. DISCLOSURE OF
ECONOMIC INTERESTS,
S 4A-101. Persons required to file. The following persons shall file verified written
statements of economic interests, as provided in this Article:
(a) Members of the General Assembly and candidates for nomination or election
to the General Assembly.
(b) Persons holding an eleded office in the Executive Branch of this State,
and candidates for nomination or election to these offices.
(c) Members of a Commission or Board created by the Illinois Constitution,
and candidates for nomination or election to such Commission or Board.
(d) Persons whose appointment to office is subject to confirmation by the Senate
and persons appointed by the Governor to any other position on a board or
commission described in subsection (a) of Section 15 of the Gubernatorial
Boards and Commissions Act.
(e) Holders of, and candidates for nomination or election to, the office of judge
or associate judge of the Circuit Court and the office of judge of the Appellate or
Supreme Court.
(f) Persons who are employed by any branch, agency, authority or board of
the government of this State, including but not limited to, the Illinois State Toll
Highway Authority, the Illinois Housing Development Authority, the Illinois Community
College Board, and institutions under the jurisdiction of the Board of
Trustees of the University of Illinois, Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University,
Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, Board of Trustees of Eastern
Illinois University, Board of Trustees of Governor’ 5 State University, Board
of Trustees of Illinois State University, Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois
University, Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, Board of Trustees
of Western Illinois University, or Board of Trustees of the Illinois Mathematics
and Science Academy, and are compensated for services as employees and
not as independent contractors a nd who:
(1) are, or function as, the head of a department, commission, board,
division, bureau, authority or other administrative unit within the government
of this State, or who exercise similar authority within the government
of this State;
(2) havedirsct supervisory authority over; or direct responsibility for the
formulation,’ n8’gotiation, issuance or ‘execution”of contracts’ 9’ntered”rnto
by the Stllteinthe ahibuntof$5,OOOOt hiore;
(3) have’ ‘a’uthority for the Tss’uarice oi ‘piom’ulgaUO’n of rul’es a’n’d regu~
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18ti.Qr”ls”wit,hill a~a~ ,under th~ a,u.thority of. th,13 $~b;!:;
(4) have authority.for the approval of professional..licensas.;
(5) have responsibility with respect to the financial inspection of regulated
nongovernmental entities;
(6) adjudicate, arbitrate,or decide any judicial or administrative proceeding,
or review the adjudication; arbitration or decision of any judicial
or administrative proceeding within the authantyof the State; or
(7) have supervisory tespbnsibilityfat 20 aihiore ehipIOye,,, of the
State.
(8) negotiate, assign, authorize, or grant naming rights or sponsorship
rights regarding any property or asset of the State, whether real, personal,
tangible, or intangible.
(g) Persons who are elected to office in a unit of local government, and candidates
for nomination or election to that office, including regional superintendents
of school districts,
(h) Persons appointed to the governing board of a unit of local government,
or of a special district, and persons appointed to a zoning board, or zoning board
of appeals, or to a regional, county, or municipal plan commission, or to a board
of review of any county, and persons appointed to the Board of the Metropolitan
Pier and Exposition Authority and any Trustee appointed under Section 22 of
the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Act, and persons appointed to a
board or commission of a unit of local government who have authority to authorize
the expenditure of public funds. This subsection does not apply to members
of boards or commissions who function in an advisory capacity.
(i) Persons who are employed by a unit of local government and are compensated
for services as employees and not as independent contractors and
who:
(1) are, or function as, the head of a department, division, bureau, authority
or other administrative unit within the unit of local government, or
who exercise similar authority within the unit of local government;
(2) have direct supervisory authority over, or direct responsibility for the
formulation, negotiation, issuance or execution of contracts entered into
by the unit of local government in the amount of $1,000 or greater;
(3)..have.authority to approve.li.censes.and permits by the unit of local
government; this item does not include employees who function in a ministerial
capacity;
(4) adjudicate, arbitrate, or decide any judicial or administrative proceeding,
or review the adjudication, arbitration or decision of any judicial
or administrative proceeding within the authority of the unit of local government;
(5) have authority to issue or promulgate rules and regulations within
areas under the authority of the unit of local government; or
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(€i) hfjVB: ::;,l,Jperyisory responsibility for 20 or more employees of the unit
of Joco.lgoY<>rnment.
U) Persons on the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Mathematics and Science
Academy.
(k) Persons employed by a school district in positions that require that person
to hold an administrative or a chief school business official endorsement.
(I) Special government agents. A “special government agent” is a person who
is directed, retained, designated, appointed, or employed, with or without compensation,
by or on behalf of a statewide executive branch constitutional officer
to make an ex parte communication under Section 5-50 of the State Officials
and Employees Ethics Act or Section 5-165 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure
Act.
(m) Members of the board of commissioners of any fiood prevention
district.
(n) Members of the board of any retirement system or investment board established
under the Illinois Pension Code, if not required to file under any other
provision of this Section.
(0) Members of the board of any pension fund established under the Illinois
Pension Code, if not required to file under any other provision of this Section.
This Section shall not be construed to prevent any unit of local government from
enacting financial disclosure requirements that require more information than required
by the Act.
(Amended by Public Act 88-187, eff. Jan.1, 1994; Public Act 88-511, eff. Jan.1, 1994; Public Act
88-605, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Public Act 91-622, eff. Aug. 19, 1999; Public Act 93-617, eff. Dec. 9,
2003; Public Act 93-816, eff. July 27, 2004; Public Act 95-719, eff. May 21, 2008; Public Act 96-
6, eff. April 3, 2009; Public Act 96-543, eff. Aug. 17, 2009

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