90th General Assembly
Summary of HB2323
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ELEC CD-CAMPAIGN FINANCE                                                   

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Election Code. Prohibits establishment  of  more  than      
   one  political  committee  per  office  sought,  except by legislative      
   leaders  for  election  of  General  Assembly  candidates.   Prohibits      
   establishment of more than one political committee by  a  corporation,      
   labor union, or association.  Requires corporations, labor unions, and      
   associations  that  spend  more  than  $1,000  supporting  or opposing      
   candidates or public questions to register with  the  State  Board  of      
   Elections   and   file   disclosures   of  contributions.   Limits  an      
   individual's  campaign  contributions  to  $1,500  per  candidate  per      
   election;  a  corporation,  labor  union,  or  association  without  a      
   political committee to $3,000; and a political  committee  to  $5,000.      
   Specifies  the  permitted  and  prohibited expenditures of a political      
   committee's funds.  Requires disclosure of an individual contributor's      
   occupation and  employer  on  campaign  contribution  and  expenditure      
   reports.   Requires  dissolution  of  a political committee within one      
   year after an official leaves office, a candidate loses  an  election,      
   or  an  official  or candidate dies.  Prohibits fundraising by General      
   Assembly members and candidates  within  Sangamon  County  during  the      
   weeks  the General Assembly is in session. Makes soliciting, offering,      
   or accepting contributions on State property a  Class  A  misdemeanor.      
   Requires  the  State  Board  of  Elections  to  adopt  rules  to allow      
   electronic filing of a political committee's campaign finance reports.      
   Changes from a Class B to  a  Class  A  misdemeanor  the  penalty  for      
   failing  to  file  campaign  reports, filing false reports, and filing      
   false campaign finance complaints. Effective January 1, 1998.               
          FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Elections)                               
          HB 2323, as amended, would cost approximately $200,000.              
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE                                                    
          There will be no fiscal or prison population impact.                 
          FISCAL NOTE (Dpt. Corrections)                                       
          No change from correctional note.                                    
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          10 ILCS 5/9-2.5 new                                                  
          10 ILCS 5/9-8.5 new                                                  
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          10 ILCS 5/9-1.4                 from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.4              
          10 ILCS 5/9-1.5                 from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.5              
          10 ILCS 5/9-10                  from Ch. 46, par. 9-10               
          10 ILCS 5/9-23                  from Ch. 46, par. 9-23               
          10 ILCS 5/9-25.2 new                                                 
          10 ILCS 5/9-25.3 new                                                 
        Removes provisions concerning  single  political  committees  and      
   contribution and transfer limits.  Requires reporting of contributions      
   and  expenditures  in  excess  of  $25, rather than $150.  Permits the      
   State  Board  of  Elections  to  assess  civil  penalties.   Prohibits      
   contributions from foreign nationals and cash contributions in  excess      
   of $25. Makes electronic filing of campaign finance reports mandatory,      
   rather than optional.                                                       
          JUDICIAL NOTE, AMENDED                                               
          There may be an increase in judicial workloads; impact on the        
          need to increase the number of judges cannot be determined.          
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE, H-AM 1                                            
          No change from previous correctional note.                           
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Dpt. Corrections)                               
          No change from previous DOC fiscal note.                             
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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