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 Bill Status of HB0723  96th General Assembly


Short Description:  ELECTION-NOMINATION VACANCY

House Sponsors
Rep. Mike Fortner - John D'Amico - Joseph M. Lyons - Randy Ramey, Jr. - Dennis M. Reboletti

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Terry Link - Dan Cronin)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  11/3/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0809

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/7-61from Ch. 46, par. 7-61


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Provides that when a political party committee fills a vacancy in nomination occurring because no candidate's name appeared on the consolidated primary ballot and no write-in candidate was nominated, the committee must do so within 16 days after the primary. In the case of a vacancy in nomination that occurs because the name of a political party's candidate did not appear on the general primary ballot and no write-in candidate was nominated, provides that the vacancy may be filled only by a person selected by the party committee within 60 days after the primary who circulates and files petitions for that office in the same manner as an independent candidate (now, by a person nominated by the committee within 60 days after the general primary).

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Removes the bill's requirement that a vacancy in nomination created when no candidate's name appeared on the consolidated primary ballot and no write-in candidate was nominated must be filled within 16 days after the day of the consolidated primary.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces the substantive provisions of the bill. Amends the Election Code to provide that a vacancy in nomination shall be filled only by a person designated by the appropriate committee of the political party and only if that designated person files nominating petitions with the number of signatures required for an established party candidate for that office within 75 days after the day of the general primary. The circulation period for those petitions begins on the day the appropriate committee designates that person. The person must file his or her nominating petitions, statements of candidacy, notice of appointment by the appropriate committee, and receipt of filing his or her statement of economic interests together. Provides that the State Board of Elections shall hear and pass upon all objections to nomination petitions filed by candidates under these provisions.

Governor Amendatory Veto Message
Recommends that the Election Code be further amended to require that the 2010 general primary election ballot contain an advisory question as to whether the Illinois Constitution should be amended to permit adoption of standards of ethical conduct for State officials and employees by initiative petitions and binding referenda. Exempts the advisory question from the Code's limit on the number of questions per election. Adds an immediate effective date.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/5/2009HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mike Fortner
  2/6/2009HouseFirst Reading
  2/6/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/11/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John D'Amico
  2/11/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Joseph M. Lyons
  2/11/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy Ramey, Jr.
  2/11/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dennis M. Reboletti
  2/11/2009HouseAssigned to Elections & Campaign Reform Committee
  3/10/2009HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elections & Campaign Reform Committee; 009-000-000
  3/11/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/23/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/23/2009HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/24/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mike Fortner
  3/24/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/26/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  4/1/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  4/1/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/2/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-004-001
  4/2/2009SenateArrive in Senate
  4/2/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 21, 2009
  4/2/2009SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  4/15/2009SenateFirst Reading
  4/15/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/22/2009SenateAssigned to Elections
  4/22/2009SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Terry Link
  4/23/2009SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Cronin
  4/29/2009SenateDo Pass Elections; 008-001-000
  4/29/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 30, 2009
  5/5/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  5/5/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/13/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Elections
  5/13/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Elections; 005-000-000
  5/14/2009SenateSecond Reading
  5/14/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Link
  5/14/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2009
  5/15/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 049-000-000
  5/15/2009HouseArrived in House
  5/15/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/18/2009HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Mike Fortner
  5/18/2009HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/26/2009HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/28/2009HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 117-000-000
  5/28/2009HousePassed Both Houses
  6/26/2009HouseSent to the Governor
  8/25/2009HouseGovernor Amendatory Veto
  10/5/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Amendatory Veto October 14, 2009
  10/5/2009HouseMotion Filed Override Amendatory Veto Rep. Mike Fortner
  10/14/2009House3/5 Vote Required
  10/14/2009HouseOverride Amendatory Veto - House Passed 107-009-000
  10/22/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Amendatory Veto October 28, 2009
  10/28/2009SenateMotion Filed Override Amendatory Veto Sen. Terry Link
  10/30/2009Senate3/5 Vote Required
  10/30/2009SenateOverride Amendatory Veto - Senate Passed 055-000-000
  10/30/2009HouseAmendatory Veto Overridden Both Houses
  11/3/2009HouseEffective Date January 1, 2010
  11/3/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0809

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