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 Bill Status of SB2190  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  ELEC CD-POLITICAL COMMITTEES

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Terry Link

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sidney H. Mathias - Mike Fortner)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  9/25/2008SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0963

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/9-1.7from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.7
10 ILCS 5/9-1.8from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.8


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Redefines State and local political committees to include a person or group that takes action necessary under State law to attempt to qualify for placement of a name or public question on the ballot.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Election Code. In the definitions of local and State political committees in the Code's campaign finance Article, provides that the acceptance or expenditure of more than $3,000 in support of or opposition to a question of public policy refers to such an amount accepted or expended for the purpose of securing a place on the ballot for the question, for advocating the defeat or passage of the question, or for engaging in electioneering communication with regard to the question, regardless of the manner in which the question is initiated and regardless of whether petitions have been circulated or filed with the appropriate office or whether the question has been adopted and certified by the governing body.

Governor Amendatory Veto Message
Recommends that the Election Code be further amended as follows: Prohibits a political committee established to promote the individual candidacy of a candidate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, Treasurer, or General Assembly member from accepting contributions made by employees of State agencies, municipalities, and units of local government. Authorizes the State Board of Elections to assess civil penalties up to $10,000 per violation.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/14/2008SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  2/14/2008SenateFirst Reading
  2/14/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  2/20/2008SenateAssigned to Local Government
  2/28/2008SenateHeld in Local Government
  3/3/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  3/3/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  3/5/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Local Government
  3/6/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/6/2008SenateDo Pass as Amended Local Government; 010-000-000
  3/6/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 11, 2008
  3/13/2008SenateSecond Reading
  3/13/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 1, 2008
  4/1/2008SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-000-000
  4/1/2008HouseArrived in House
  4/1/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/1/2008HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  4/1/2008HouseFirst Reading
  4/1/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/19/2008HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 23, 2008
  5/19/2008HouseAssigned to Elections & Campaign Reform Committee
  5/23/2008HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2008
  5/27/2008HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elections & Campaign Reform Committee; 006-000-000
  5/27/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/27/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/27/2008HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/28/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/28/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/28/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  5/29/2008HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000
  5/29/2008SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/30/2008SenateSent to the Governor
  8/29/2008SenateGovernor Amendatory Veto
  9/22/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Amendatory Veto September 22, 2008
  9/22/2008SenateMotion Filed Override Amendatory Veto Sen. Terry Link
  9/22/2008Senate3/5 Vote Required
  9/22/2008SenateOverride Amendatory Veto - Senate Passed 055-000-000
  9/22/2008HouseArrived in House
  9/22/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Amendatory Veto September 23, 2008
  9/23/2008HouseMotion Filed Override Amendatory Veto Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  9/23/2008House3/5 Vote Required
  9/23/2008HouseOverride Amendatory Veto - House Passed 098-000-000
  9/23/2008SenateAmendatory Veto Overridden Both Houses
  9/25/2008SenateEffective Date January 1, 2009
  9/25/2008SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0963

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