ELEC CD-STATE CONVENTION
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Election Code. Provides that State conventions shall
be held on the first Friday after the second Monday, next succeeding
the general primary in Presidential election years. Provides that in
other even-numbered years a State convention may be held at any time
after the proclamation of the results of the primary (now all State
conventions shall be held on the first Friday after the second Monday
next succeeding the primary at which committeemen are elected).
Provides that at least 33 days before the date of a State convention
(now the primary at which committeemen are elected), a call for the
State convention shall be filed in the principal office of the State
Board of Elections (now the office of the county clerk in each county
of the State). Effective immediately.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Further amends the Election Code to provide that State conven-
tions shall be held within 180 days after the general primary in the
year 2000 and every 4 years thereafter (instead of on the first Friday
after the second Monday next succeeding the general primary in the
year 2000 and every 4 years thereafter). Provides that in the year
1998, and every 4 years thereafter, the chairman may issue a call for
a State convention within 180 days after the primary (instead of at
any time after the proclamation of the results of the primary).
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3.
Adds reference to:
10 ILCS 5/7-8
Further amends the Election Code. Provides that vacancies in the
State central committee shall (now may) be filled by the appointment
of the chairmen of the county central committees within the congres-
sional districts in which the vacancy occurs and by the ward and
township committeemen in counties of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants
located within the congressional district (now by the congressional
committee). Sets the requirements for voting to fill the vacancy.
Provides that the person appointed to fill the vacancy shall be a
qualified voter, and, for committees using Alternative B to select
members, shall be of same sex as his or her predecessor.
FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Elections)
Minimal fiscal impact on the operations of the Board.
STATE MANDATES ACT FISCAL NOTE
Fails to create a State mandate.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0627
Last action date: 98-07-10
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 2
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