FRITCHEY, BOLAND, MCGUIRE, DAVIS,STEVE, PHELPS, HOLBROOK,
REITZ, NOVAK, WOOLARD, SCHAKOWSKY, GASH, BRADLEY,
HANNIG, FANTIN AND MCKEON.
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.
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
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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