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 Bill Status of SB0187  94th General Assembly


Short Description:  ELECTION CD-VOTER'S GUIDE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Ira I. Silverstein - Dave Sullivan and Martin A. Sandoval

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sara Feigenholtz - Elizabeth Coulson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/Art. 12A heading new
10 ILCS 5/12A-2 new
10 ILCS 5/12A-5 new
10 ILCS 5/12A-10 new
10 ILCS 5/12A-15 new
10 ILCS 5/12A-20 new
10 ILCS 5/12A-25 new
10 ILCS 5/12A-30 new
10 ILCS 5/12A-35 new
10 ILCS 5/12A-40 new
10 ILCS 5/12A-45 new
10 ILCS 5/12A-50 new
10 ILCS 5/12A-55 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Requires the State Board of Elections to produce an Internet voters' guide before each general election containing (i) information as to statewide and certain other offices to be filled at the election, (ii) information on candidates for those offices, (iii) public questions to appear on the ballot, and (iv) voting information. Permits candidates to submit photographs and personal statements for inclusion in the guide upon payment of specified fees. Sets standards for photographs and statements. Permits the Board to issue a similar guide in print format. Requires that any printed guide be mailed to each household in the State. Authorizes local election authorities to produce or to arrange with the Board for production of local inserts into the printed guide to contain information on local candidates, questions, and voting. Authorizes the Board to charge fees for local inserts and to assess a fine of up to $1,000 for the unauthorized submission of a candidate photograph or statement.

 Fiscal Note (State Board of Elections)
 The money collected by the State Board of Elections does not go into the State Board of Elections Fund; it will be deposited straight into the State's General Revenue Fund. The $200 collected from each candidate will not go into the payment of this guide. (1) Layout of photos and statements, coordination of materials, coordination of Board approval of statements, etc. = $85,000.00 (2) One contractor will be needed in the IT Department to write the program (approx. 6-7 months) = $100,000.00 (3) Two Staff Members (Information Technology and Publications) = $18,000.00 (4) Mailing of printed guide (based on an estimate of 4,591,779 households in Illinois) = $2,755,067.40 (5) Printing and Production (costs could vary depending on makeup of guide) = $14,000,000.00.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
10 ILCS 5/12A-20 new
10 ILCS 5/12A-25 new
10 ILCS 5/12A-30 new

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts Senate Bill 187 with the following changes: Removes the authority for the State Board to produce and disseminate a printed guide and for the production and inclusion of local inserts.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
30 ILCS 105/5.640 new

Prohibits the State Board of Elections from including in the guide information on offices, or candidates for offices, other than the offices listed in the bill (now, information on other offices may be included at the Board's discretion). Increases the fee for inclusion of a candidate photo and statement from $200 to $600 and requires that the fees be deposited into a special fund in the State treasury to be appropriated to the State Board for implementation of the voters' guide provisions. Amends the State Finance Act to create the special fund.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/2/2005SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  2/2/2005SenateFirst Reading
  2/2/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  2/3/2005SenateAssigned to Local Government
  2/16/2005SenatePostponed - Local Government
  2/24/2005SenateDo Pass Local Government; 006-004-000
  2/24/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 1, 2005
  3/1/2005SenateFiscal Note Requested by Sen. Wendell E. Jones
  3/1/2005SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dave Sullivan
  3/2/2005SenateFiscal Note Filed from the State Board of Elections.
  3/3/2005SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  3/15/2005SenateSecond Reading
  3/15/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 16, 2005
  4/7/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  4/7/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  4/11/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Local Government
  4/12/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Local Government; 006-004-000
  4/14/2005SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/14/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Silverstein
  4/14/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/14/2005SenateThird Reading - Passed; 031-025-000
  4/14/2005HouseArrived in House
  4/14/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/14/2005HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/14/2005HouseFirst Reading
  4/14/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2005HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  5/10/2005HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  5/10/2005HouseRe-assigned to Elections & Campaign Reform Committee
  5/10/2005HouseCommittee/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 27, 2005
  5/18/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Elections & Campaign Reform Committee
  5/18/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elections & Campaign Reform Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/18/2005HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elections & Campaign Reform Committee; 006-000-000
  5/18/2005HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/20/2005HouseConsideration Postponed
  5/20/2005HousePlaced on Calendar - Consideration Postponed
  5/20/2005HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2005
  5/31/2005HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/9/2007SenateSession Sine Die

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