Bill Status of SB1483  103rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Mike Simmons, Rachel Ventura, Robert Peters and Willie Preston

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/10/2023SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/1-23 new
10 ILCS 5/3-5from Ch. 46, par. 3-5
10 ILCS 5/19A-20
730 ILCS 5/3-14-1from Ch. 38, par. 1003-14-1
730 ILCS 5/5-5-5from Ch. 38, par. 1005-5-5

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Provides that a person convicted of a felony or otherwise under sentence in a correctional institution shall have his or her right to vote restored and shall be eligible to vote not later than 14 days following his or her conviction or not later than 5 days before the first election following the person's confinement (rather than prohibiting a person who has been convicted of any crime and is serving a sentence of confinement from voting until his or her release from confinement). Requires the election authority to collaborate with a correctional institution to facilitate an opportunity for voting by mail for eligible electors to vote in that election jurisdiction who are incarcerated in the correctional institution. Provides that all requirements of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 and other federal, State, and local laws regarding language access and disability access apply to the provisions. Requires the correctional institution to make available to persons in custody resource materials relating to an election. Requires the State Board of Elections in coordination with correctional institutions to annually report certain data regarding compliance with the provisions. Makes conforming changes throughout the Code and in the Unified Code of Corrections. Effective July 1, 2024.

DateChamber Action
  2/7/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Mike Simmons
  2/7/2023SenateFirst Reading
  2/7/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/14/2023SenateAssigned to Executive
  2/23/2023SenateTo Subcommittee on Elections
  3/1/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachel Ventura
  3/7/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  3/8/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Willie Preston
  3/10/2023SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments