The new law places two new obligations on units of local government: (1) to adopt by ordinance or resolution a local policy on expense reimbursements and (2) to approve by roll call vote of the corporate authorities any expenses that exceed the maximum allowable reimbursement established by the local policy. The new law also prohibits any unit of local government from reimbursing entertainment expenses. The law is summarized below.
- an estimate of the cost of travel, meals or lodging if the expense has not yet been incurred or receipts for those expenses if they have already been incurred;
- the name and job title or position of the individual requesting reimbursement;
- the dates and nature of the official business in which the expenses were or will be expended.
- sporting events
- any other place of public or private entertainment or amusement unless ancillary to the purpose of the program or event