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 Bill Status of SB2651  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  ELECTIONS-PARTY MANAGING CMTE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Terry Link

House Sponsors
(Rep. Silvana Tabares - Linda Chapa LaVia - Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. - Deb Conroy, Robert Martwick and Christian L. Mitchell)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/18/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/7-7from Ch. 46, par. 7-7


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Provides that a judicial district committee for each judicial district and a judicial circuit committee for each judicial circuit, among other committees, are authorized and shall constitute the central or managing committees of each political party for the purpose of making nominations in certain instances under the Act. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Adds reference to:
New Act
10 ILCS 5/1-17 new
10 ILCS 5/1A-8from Ch. 46, par. 1A-8
10 ILCS 5/7-5from Ch. 46, par. 7-5
10 ILCS 5/7-8from Ch. 46, par. 7-8
10 ILCS 5/7-9from Ch. 46, par. 7-9
10 ILCS 5/7-12from Ch. 46, par. 7-12
10 ILCS 5/7-59from Ch. 46, par. 7-59
10 ILCS 5/13-1from Ch. 46, par. 13-1
10 ILCS 5/13-2from Ch. 46, par. 13-2
10 ILCS 5/14-1from Ch. 46, par. 14-1
10 ILCS 5/17-16.1from Ch. 46, par. 17-16.1
10 ILCS 5/18-9.1from Ch. 46, par. 18-9.1
10 ILCS 5/19-3from Ch. 46, par. 19-3
10 ILCS 5/22-19 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Election Code. Provides that every 2 years, each election authority shall submit specified information on the voting equipment used within the jurisdiction of the election authority to the State Board of Elections. Requires each election authority and the State Board of Elections to post the information online. Provides that when a person who intends to be a write-in candidate for an uncontested office has not timely filed nomination papers but has filed a written statement or notice of his or her intent, no primary ballot shall be printed (rather than requiring a primary ballot to be prepared and a primary election held). Provides that a judicial district committee for each judicial district, a judicial circuit committee for each judicial circuit, and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Committee, among other committees, are authorized and shall constitute the central or managing committees of each political party for the purpose of making nominations in certain instances under the Act. Creates the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Committee. Clarifies the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Committee, a judicial district committee, a circuit court committee, and a judicial subdistrict committee may only make nominations to fill a vacancy under certain circumstances. Provides that county party conventions shall be held on the 27th (currently the 29th) day following a primary at which committeemen are elected; provides for the rescheduling of county party conventions and requires such conventions to not be scheduled to conflict with days that the General Assembly is in session. Removes language concerning requirements for the written statement or notice. Removes language providing that an election authority has no duty to conduct a primary and prepare a ballot for an uncontested office, unless the written statement or notice is filed in a timely manner. Provides that where no primary is held, a person intending to become a write-in candidate shall re-file a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for the consolidated election with the appropriate election authority or authorities. Provides that a write-in candidate's notarized declaration of intent needs to be filed no more than 106 days before a primary or election for write-in votes for the candidate to be counted. Provides that a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate shall include specified information, otherwise, the declaration shall not be accepted. Provides that persons intending to become write-in candidates for President and Vice President or Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall file a joint declaration of intent to be a write in candidate that identifies the candidate for each office. Provides that a vote cast for either candidate shall constitute a valid write-in vote for the team of candidates. Provides that, except for in a county with a population of at least 3,000,000 or where election judges are selected by election commissioners, an election authority may reduce the number of judges of election in each precinct from 5 to 3 for any election. Provides that in certain cities, villages, and incorporated towns with a board of election commissioners, the board shall select and choose no less than 3 (rather than choose 5) persons as judges of election for each precinct. Provides that any campaign, party, or other organization or individual that engages in a vote by mail operation in which voters are sent applications for vote by mail ballots shall also provide the voter with a postage-paid return envelope addressed only to the appropriate local election authority for that registered voter. Provides that removing, tampering with, or otherwise knowingly making the postmark on the application unreadable by the election authority shall establish a rebuttable presumption of a violation. Authorizes election authorities to conduct risk-limiting audits before and after the certification of election results. Provides that the determination to conduct a risk-limiting audit, the scope of an audit, and the uses of the results of an audit are entirely within the discretion of the election authority. Requires the State Board of Elections to adopt rules for the creation of a certification process for certifying that the procedure to be used by an election authority comports with the specified requirements. Provides for waiver of the certification process. Defines "risk-limiting audit". Provides a severability clause. Effective January 1, 2019, except that certain provisions take effect immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Amends the bill as amended by Senate Amendment No. 2. In provisions relating to the nomination of candidates: provides that whenever a person who has not timely filed valid nomination papers and who intends to become a write-in candidate for a political party's nomination in the consolidated primary election for any office for which the nomination is uncontested files a written statement or notice of that intent with the State Board of Elections or the local election official with whom nomination papers for such office are filed, no primary ballot shall be printed; and provides that where no primary is held, a person intending to become a write-in candidate at the consolidated primary election may re-file a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for the consolidated election with the appropriate election authority or authorities.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  2/8/2018SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/14/2018SenateAssigned to Executive
  2/21/2018SenateDo Pass Executive; 016-000-000
  2/21/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading February 22, 2018
  2/22/2018SenateSecond Reading
  2/22/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading February 27, 2018
  4/20/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  4/20/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  4/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments.
  4/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments.
  4/24/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  4/24/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  4/24/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  4/24/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Executive
  4/24/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Executive
  4/25/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 016-000-000
  4/25/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 016-000-000
  4/27/2018SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 3, 2018
  5/1/2018SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/1/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Link
  5/1/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Link
  5/1/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/1/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-000-000
  5/1/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/2/2018HouseArrived in House
  5/2/2018HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  5/8/2018HouseFirst Reading
  5/8/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/8/2018HouseAssigned to Elections & Campaign Finance Committee
  5/10/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
  5/10/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  5/10/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/10/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  5/10/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  5/10/2018HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/10/2018HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  5/10/2018HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Deb Conroy
  5/17/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elections & Campaign Finance Committee; 015-000-001
  5/18/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate

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