90th General Assembly
Summary of HB3806
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ELEC CD-CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFRM                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends  the  Election  Code.  Requires  reporting   of   campaign      
   contributions  and  expenditures  in  excess of $25, rather than $150.      
   Prohibits contributions from foreign nationals and cash  contributions      
   in   excess   of   $25.   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.  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 for electronic filing of a      
   political  committee's  campaign  finance  reports  and   makes   that      
   electronic  filing  mandatory,  rather  than  optional.  Increases the      
   maximum civil  penalty  the  State  Board  of  Elections  may  assess.      
   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 immediately.                   
          FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Elections)                               
          Implementation costs would be approximately $100,000.                
          FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Elections)                               
          No change from previous note.                                        
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE                                                    
          No fiscal or corrections population impact.                          
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Further amends  the  Election  Code  to  provide  that  political      
   committees  that  accept contributions or make expenditures of $10,000      
   or more in the aggregate during any 12-month period shall file reports      
   electronically.  Provides that other  political  committees  may  file      
   reports electronically.                                                     
          JUDICIAL NOTE, H-AM 1                                                
          No decrease or increase in the need for the number of judges.        
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE, AMENDED                                           
          No change from previous correctional note.                           
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1                                   
          HB 3806 fails to create a State mandate.                             
          FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (State Bd. of Elections)                        
          Approximate cost to the State Board  would be $100,000.              
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
        Provides that the ban on fundraising  in  Sangamon  County  shall      
   apply  to members of the General Assembly whose districts are located,      
   in whole or in part, within Sangamon County  and  candidates  for  the      
   General  Assembly  from districts located, in whole or in part, within      
   Sangamon County only during April and May.                                  
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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