Springfield, IL…. State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) successfully passed a bill to close a conflict of interest loophole in state government. House Bill 2439 passed the House unanimously.
“Wherever possible we should work to eliminate conflicts of interest in government,” Rep. Parkhurst said. “Illinois is no stranger to conflicts of interest and corruption. I came down to Springfield to reform state government and address these issues.”
Under it’s purview, the Capital Development Board has an Energy Code Advisory Council that decides on new and existing Illinois energy code regulations that apply to homes and other buildings. Currently, the members of the Council are able to receive State grants to teach the codes they decide upon, a clear conflict of interest. HB 2439 reforms State law to forbid this practice.