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90_HB0187 10 ILCS 5/9-17 from Ch. 46, par. 9-17 Amends the Election Code. Removes the requirement that a political committee be notified of the examination of the statement of organization and finance disclosure reports. Effective immediately. LRB9000440MWpc LRB9000440MWpc 1 AN ACT to amend the Election Code by changing Section 2 9-17. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing 6 Section 9-17 as follows: 7 (10 ILCS 5/9-17) (from Ch. 46, par. 9-17) 8 Sec. 9-17. All statements and reports filed under this 9 Article with the board or county clerk shall be available for 10 examination and copying by the public at all reasonable 11 times. Such person examining a statement or report must first 12 fill out a form prepared by the Board identifying the 13 examiner by name, occupation, address and telephone number, 14 and listing the date of examination and reason for such 15 examination. The board shall supply such forms to the county 16 clerks annually and replenish such forms upon request. 17
The Board or county clerk, as the case may be, shall18 promptly notify each political committee required to file a19 statement or report under this Article of each instance of an20 examination of its statement or report by sending it a21 duplicate original of the identification form filled out by22 the person examining its report.23 Any person who alters or falsifies information on a copy 24 of a statement or report obtained from the State Board of 25 Elections or the county clerk pursuant to Article 9 of this 26 Code and publishes, circulates or distributes such altered or 27 falsified information with the intent to misrepresent 28 contributions received or expenditures made by a candidate or 29 political committee shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. 30 Any person who shall sell or utilize information copied 31 from statements and reports filed with the State Board of -2- LRB9000440MWpc 1 Elections or the county clerk pursuant to Article 9 of this 2 Code for the purpose of soliciting contributions or for the 3 purpose of business solicitation shall be guilty of a Class B 4 misdemeanor. 5 (Source: P.A. 81-310.) 6 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 7 becoming law.
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