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 Bill Status of HB0268  96th General Assembly

Short Description:  ELECTIONS-ROBO CALLS

House Sponsors
Rep. Bill Mitchell - Sidney H. Mathias - Patrick J. Verschoore - Jack D. Franks - Keith Farnham

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Ira I. Silverstein)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2011HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/9-9.5

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Provides that an automatically generated telephone communication that (i) is directed at voters and (ii) mentions the name of a candidate at the next election or advocates for or against a public policy position must identify the person or entity paying for the communication. Makes knowing generation of a violating communication a Class A misdemeanor.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Election Code. Makes it unlawful to telephone or cause to be telephoned any paid, pre-recorded message that expressly advocates the nomination, election, or defeat of a clearly identified State or local candidate without a specified disclosure of the message's sponsoring organization. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/21/2009HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Bill Mitchell
  1/23/2009HouseFirst Reading
  1/23/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/4/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  2/4/2009HouseAssigned to Elections & Campaign Reform Committee
  2/5/2009HouseMoved to Suspend Rule 25 Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  2/5/2009HouseSuspend Rule 25 - Prevailed
  2/19/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  3/10/2009HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elections & Campaign Reform Committee; 006-000-000
  3/11/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/31/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  3/31/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith Farnham
  4/1/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  4/2/2009SenateArrive in Senate
  4/2/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 21, 2009
  4/14/2009SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  4/15/2009SenateFirst Reading
  4/15/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/22/2009SenateAssigned to Elections
  4/27/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  4/27/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/28/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Elections
  4/28/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/29/2009SenateDo Pass as Amended Elections; 009-000-000
  4/29/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 30, 2009
  5/14/2009SenateSecond Reading
  5/14/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2009
  5/19/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/19/2009HouseArrived in House
  5/19/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/21/2009HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Bill Mitchell
  5/21/2009HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  8/16/2009HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/11/2011HouseSession Sine Die

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