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 Bill Status of SB3722  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  ELEC CD-CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Don Harmon

House Sponsors
(Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/6/2012SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0766

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/9-8.5


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Provides that contributions to a political action committee made through dues, levies, or similar assessments paid by any natural person, corporation, labor organization, or association in a calendar year may not exceed $500 (now, may not exceed the limits set forth in the Section). Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill, but makes changes. Deletes language providing that a political action committee may report contributions to the committee made through dues, levies, or similar assessments paid by any natural person, corporation, labor organization, or association in the aggregate only if the contributions do not exceed $500 in a calendar year. Provides that contributions to a political action committee made through dues, levies, or similar assessments paid by any natural person, corporation, labor organization, or association that exceed $1,500 in a calendar year shall be itemized on the committee's quarterly report for the quarter in which the $1,500 limit is exceeded. Provides that, on January 1 of each odd-numbered year, the State Board of Elections shall adjust the amounts of the contribution limitations for inflation. Provides that the State Board shall publish the adjustment on its official website. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
10 ILCS 5/1-11 new
10 ILCS 5/4-50
10 ILCS 5/5-50
10 ILCS 5/6-100
10 ILCS 5/9-1.8from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.8
10 ILCS 5/9-1.9from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.9
10 ILCS 5/9-1.15
10 ILCS 5/9-2from Ch. 46, par. 9-2
10 ILCS 5/9-7from Ch. 46, par. 9-7
10 ILCS 5/9-8.6
10 ILCS 5/9-10from Ch. 46, par. 9-10
10 ILCS 5/9-15from Ch. 46, par. 9-15
10 ILCS 5/17-9from Ch. 46, par. 17-9
10 ILCS 5/18A-5
10 ILCS 5/19-2.1from Ch. 46, par. 19-2.1
10 ILCS 5/19-3from Ch. 46, par. 19-3
10 ILCS 5/19A-15

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill, but makes changes. Extends the grace period for the registration of voters to until the 3rd day (now, the 7th day) before the primary or election. Provides that, for the 2012 general election, each appropriate election authority shall conduct grace period registration and early voting in a high traffic location on the campus of a public university within the election authority's jurisdiction. Provides that a political committee may be designated as an independent expenditure committee. Defines "independent expenditure committee". Provides that, for an independent expenditure committee, "election cycle" means the period beginning on January 1 and ending on December 31 of each calendar year. Provides that the definition of "independent expenditure" includes any payment, gift, donation, or expenditure of funds by a natural person or political committee for the purpose of making electioneering communications or of expressly advocating for or against any question of public policy to be submitted to the voters. Provides that a ballot initiative committee or independent expenditure committee (now, a ballot initiative committee only) may accept contributions in any amount from any source, provided that the committee files a statement of organization and files the disclosure reports required by the Code (now, provided that the committee files a statement of organization only). Provides that the treasurer of a political committee shall keep a detailed and exact account of the total amount of contributions made to or for the committee from a raffle. Provides that the amounts that may be transferred between certain political party committees (now, a State political committee) and an affiliated federal political committee established by the same party shall not be limited. Provides that, if a natural person or independent expenditure committee makes independent expenditures for the benefit of the campaign of a particular public official or candidate in an aggregate amount of more than (i) $250,000 for statewide office or (ii) $100,000 for all other elective offices in an election cycle, then, upon receiving notice from the State Board of Elections, all candidates for that office in that election shall be permitted to accept contributions in excess of certain contribution limits imposed by the Code. Provides that contributions to a political action committee made through dues, levies, or similar assessments paid by any natural person, corporation, labor, organization or association that exceed $500 in a quarterly reporting period (rather than, $1,500 in a calendar year) shall be itemized on the committee's quarterly report and may not be reported in the aggregate. Provides that an excess contribution that is not disposed of within 15 days after the political committee receives notification of the excess contribution from the State Board of Elections (rather than, within 15 days after receipt of the excess contribution) shall escheat to the General Revenue Fund. Provides that a natural person or independent expenditure committee that makes an independent expenditure supporting or opposing a public official or candidate that, alone or in combination with any other independent expenditure made by that natural person or independent expenditure committee supporting or opposing that public official or candidate during the election cycle, equals an aggregate value of more than (i) $250,000 for statewide office or (ii) $100,000 for all other elective offices must file a written disclosure with the State Board of Elections within 2 business days after making any expenditure that results in the natural person or independent expenditure committee exceeding the applicable threshold. Provides that it shall be the duty of the State Board of Elections to promptly send, by certified mail directed only to the officers of a political committee, written notice of any fine or penalty assessed or imposed against the political committee. Makes changes to the form of the application for absentee ballot. Provides that the period for early voting by personal appearance begins the 15th day (now, the 22nd day) before the election and extends through the 3rd day (now, the 5th day) before the election. Makes other changes. Effective July 1, 2012.

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (State Board of Elections)
 Implementation of this initiative will entail a first year additional cost of $36,700, with ongoing annual costs of $20,100 per year thereafter. After review of this legislation, SBE feels that first class mail should be the preferred delivery medium, not certified.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 Does not create a State mandate under the State Mandates Act.

 Home Rule Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 Does not pre-empt home rule authority.

 Judicial Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 This bill would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.

 Home Rule Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 SB 3722 (H-AM 2) does not pre-empt home rule authority.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 SB 3722 (H-AM 2) does not create a State mandate.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (State Board of Elections)
 Implementation of SB 3722 (H-AM 2) would entail a first year additional cost of $31,950 with ongoing annual costs of $15,350 per year thereafter.

House Floor Amendment No. 4
Adds reference to:
10 ILCS 5/24C-12

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill as amended by House Amendments 1, 2, and 3, but makes changes. Provides that the Campaign Finance Task Force shall, no later than February 1, 2013, submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly regarding certain provisions concerning independent expenditures. Provides that the Task Force shall conduct at least 2 public hearings regarding independent expenditures. Provides that, until December 31, 2015 (now, 2011), in elections at which fractional cumulative votes are cast and a Direct Recording Electronic Voting System is used, the tabulation of those votes may be made by the election authority at its central office location, and 4 copies of a "Certificate of Results" shall be printed by the automatic tabulation equipment and shall be posted in 4 conspicuous places at the central office location. Effective July 1, 2012.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (State Board of Elections)
 Implementation of SB 3722 (H-AM 3) would entail a first year additional cost of $31,950 with ongoing annual costs of $15,350 per year thereafter.

 Judicial Note, House Floor Amendment No. 4 (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 This bill would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.

 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 4 (Dept. of Transportation)
 No land conveyances are included in this bill, therefore, there are no appraisals to be filed.

 Pension Note, House Floor Amendment No. 4 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 SB 3722, as amended by HA 4, will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.

 State Debt Impact Note, House Floor Amendment No. 4 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 SB 3722 (H-AM 4) would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

 Correctional Note, House Floor Amendment No. 4 (Dept of Corrections)
 There are no penalty enhancements associated with SB 3722 (H-AM 4). The bill would have no fiscal or population impact on the Department.

 Home Rule Note, House Floor Amendment No. 4 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not pre-empt home rule authority.

 Home Rule Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not pre-empt home rule authority.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not create a State mandate.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 4 (State Board of Elections)
 Implementation of SB 3722 (H-AM 4) would entail a first year additional cost of $31,950 with ongoing annual costs of $15,350 per year thereafter.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 4 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not create a State mandate.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2012SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  2/10/2012SenateFirst Reading
  2/10/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/24/2012SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/1/2012SenateTo Executive Subcommittee on Election Law
  3/9/2012SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 30, 2012
  3/22/2012SenateReported Back To Executive; 003-000-000
  3/26/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  3/26/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/26/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  3/27/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/27/2012SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 011-000-000
  3/27/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 28, 2012
  3/28/2012SenateSecond Reading
  3/28/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 29, 2012
  3/29/2012SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  3/29/2012HouseArrived in House
  3/30/2012HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  3/30/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/30/2012HouseFirst Reading
  3/30/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/16/2012HouseAssigned to Elections & Campaign Reform Committee
  5/4/2012HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 18, 2012
  5/15/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/15/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/16/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elections & Campaign Reform Committee
  5/16/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elections & Campaign Reform Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/16/2012HouseDo Pass as Amended / Standard Debate Elections & Campaign Reform Committee; 004-003-000
  5/17/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Standard Debate
  5/21/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/21/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/21/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Mike Bost
  5/21/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Mike Bost
  5/21/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Home Rule Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Mike Bost
  5/22/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  5/22/2012HouseSecond Reading - Standard Debate
  5/22/2012HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Standard Debate
  5/23/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Elections & Campaign Reform Committee
  5/24/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Elections & Campaign Reform Committee; 004-002-000
  5/24/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  5/24/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Home Rule Note Filed as Amended
  5/24/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Mike Bost
  5/24/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Mike Bost
  5/24/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Home Rule Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Mike Bost
  5/24/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Judicial Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Mike Bost
  5/25/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Judicial Note Filed as Amended
  5/25/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Home Rule Note Filed as Amended
  5/25/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  5/25/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  5/25/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/25/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/25/2012HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2012
  5/28/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/28/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Mike Bost
  5/28/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Mike Bost
  5/28/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Home Rule Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Mike Bost
  5/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-001-000
  5/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  5/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Mike Bost
  5/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Mike Bost
  5/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Home Rule Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Mike Bost
  5/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Judicial Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Mike Bost
  5/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Judicial Note Filed as Amended
  5/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note Filed as Amended
  5/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Pension Note Filed as Amended
  5/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 State Debt Impact Note Filed as Amended
  5/30/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Correctional Note Filed as Amended
  5/30/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Home Rule Note Filed as Amended
  5/30/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Home Rule Note Filed as Amended
  5/30/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  5/30/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  5/30/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  5/30/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Withdrawn by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/30/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Withdrawn by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/30/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Adopted by Voice Vote
  5/30/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  5/30/2012HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 063-055-000
  5/30/2012HouseVerified
  5/30/2012SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 4
  5/30/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 4 - May 31, 2012
  5/30/2012SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Don Harmon
  5/30/2012SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/30/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Don Harmon
  5/30/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/30/2012SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Executive
  5/30/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Executive
  5/30/2012SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Executive; 009-006-000
  5/30/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Executive; 009-006-000
  5/31/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/31/2012SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 030-026-000
  5/31/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Senate Concurs 030-026-000
  5/31/2012SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/13/2012SenateSent to the Governor
  7/6/2012SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  7/6/2012SenateGovernor Approved
  7/6/2012SenateEffective Date July 6, 2012
  7/6/2012SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0766

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