30 ILCS 105/5.570 new
35 ILCS 5/506.7 new
705 ILCS 105/29
Creates the Public Financing for Judicial Campaigns Act.
Provides that candidates for the office of Judge of the Supreme Court
may apply for a public financing benefit in connection with their
campaign for office. Sets requirements for qualifying for the public
financing benefits. Limits the amount of private contributions
qualified candidates may accept. Provides that qualified candidates
must be distributed a line of credit from moneys in the Democracy
Trust Fund to be used for lawful political expenditures. Provides for
the increase of the line of credit if non-complying candidates make
certain expenditures. Sets penalties for violations of the Act.
Prohibits mass mailings on behalf of candidates for the office of
Judge of the Supreme Court using State moneys during the period from
June 1 preceding a general election until November 30 following a
general election. Provides that the Illinois Supreme Court may, in its
discretion, require attorneys to contribute money to the Democracy
Trust Fund. Contains other provisions. Amends the State Finance Act.
Creates the Democracy Trust Fund. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act.
Provides that $1 from each Illinois income tax of each individual be
placed into the Democracy Trust Fund, unless the taxpayer indicates an
objection to the allocation on the income tax return. Amends the
Clerks of the Courts Act. Provides that $1 collected from each filing
fee and appearance fee of civil cases in which the amount of money or
damages or the value of personal property claimed exceeds $10,000
shall be paid into the Democracy Trust Fund. Effective immediately.
JAN-23-2002 S FIRST READING
JAN-23-2002 S REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE RULES
JAN-30-2002 S TABLED BY SPONSOR DILLARD SRUL
JAN-07-2003 S SESSION SINE DIE
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