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90_HB0886 10 ILCS 5/9-1.15 new 10 ILCS 5/9-1.20 new 10 ILCS 5/9-11 from Ch. 46, par. 9-11 10 ILCS 5/9-25 from Ch. 46, par. 9-25 10 ILCS 5/9-25.5 new Amends the Election Code. Prohibits a General Assembly candidate from accepting more contributions from corporations, trusts, labor organizations, persons not within his or her district, and political committees than from individuals and businesses residing within the candidate's district. In all campaign contribution reports, requires categorization of contributors as family members within the district, district residents, nondistrict residents, or corporations, trusts, and labor organizations. Defines family member to include the candidate. Permits disclosure of contributors of $150 or less. Classifies the making or acceptance of an anonymous contribution or a contribution in another's name a Class C misdemeanor. Effective January 1, 1998. LRB9003264MWmg LRB9003264MWmg 1 AN ACT to amend the Election Code by adding Sections 2 9-1.15, 9-1.20, and 9-25.5 and changing Sections 9-11 and 3 9-25. 4 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 5 represented in the General Assembly: 6 Section 5. The Election Code is amended by adding 7 Sections 9-1.15, 9-1.20, and 9-25.5 and changing Sections 8 9-11 and 9-25 as follows: 9 (10 ILCS 5/9-1.15 new) 10 Sec. 9-1.15. Person within the district. "Person within 11 the district" means an individual who resides in, or a 12 business with its principal place of business located within, 13 the district in which the candidate is seeking office. A 14 "person within the district" does not include family members 15 within the district, corporations, trusts, labor 16 organizations, or political committees. 17 (10 ILCS 5/9-1.20 new) 18 Sec. 9-1.20. Family member within the district. "Family 19 member within the district" means a candidate or a 20 candidate's spouse, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, 21 aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, brother, sister, first cousin, 22 brother-in-law, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, 23 son-in-law, or daughter-in-law residing within the district. 24 (10 ILCS 5/9-11) (from Ch. 46, par. 9-11) 25 Sec. 9-11. Each report of campaign contributions under 26 Section 9-10 shall disclose- 27 (1) the name and address of the political committee; 28 (2) the scope, area of activity, party affiliation, 29 candidate affiliation, and purposes of the political -2- LRB9003264MWmg 1 committee; 2 (3) the amount of funds on hand at the beginning of the 3 reporting period; 4 (4) in separate contributor categories for family 5 members within the district, persons within the district, 6 persons not within the district, and corporations, trusts, 7 and labor organizations, the full name and mailing address of 8 each contributor of
person who has madeone or more 9 contributions to or for such committee within the reporting 10 period in an aggregate amount or value in excess of $150, 11 together with the amount and date of such contributions; 12 (5) the total sum of individual contributions made to or 13 for such committee during the reporting period and not 14 reported under item (4); 15 (6) the name and address of each political committee 16 from which the reporting committee received, or to which that 17 committee made, any transfer of funds, in any aggregate 18 amount or value in excess of $150, together with the amounts 19 and dates of all transfers; 20 (7) the total sum of transfers made to or from such 21 committee during the reporting period and not reported under 22 item (6); 23 (8) each loan to or from any person within the reporting 24 period by or to such committee in an aggregate amount or 25 value in excess of $150, together with the full names and 26 mailing addresses of the lender and endorsers, if any, and 27 the date and amount of such loans; 28 (9) the total amount of proceeds received by such 29 committee from (a) the sale of tickets for each dinner, 30 luncheon, cocktail party, rally, and other fund-raising 31 events; (b) mass collections made at such events; and (c) 32 sales of items such as political campaign pins, buttons, 33 badges, flags, emblems, hats, banners, literature, and 34 similar materials; -3- LRB9003264MWmg 1 (10) each contribution, rebate, refund, or other receipt 2 in excess of $150 received by such committee not otherwise 3 listed under items (4) through (9); 4 (11) the total sum of all receipts by or for such 5 committee or candidate during the reporting period. 6 Each report of campaign contributions under Section 9-10 7 may disclose the full name and mailing address of each 8 contributor of one or more contributions to or for the 9 committee within the reporting period of an aggregate amount 10 or value of $150 or less. Names disclosed shall be 11 categorized as family members within the district, persons 12 within the district, persons not within the district, or 13 corporations, trusts, and labor organizations. 14 The reports of campaign contributions filed under this 15 Article shall be cumulative during the reporting period to 16 which they relate, but where there has been no change in an 17 item reported in a previous report during such year, only the 18 amount need be carried forward. 19 (Source: P.A. 86-873.) 20 (10 ILCS 5/9-25) (from Ch. 46, par. 9-25) 21 Sec. 9-25. No person shall make an anonymous contribution 22 or a contribution in the name of another person, and no 23 person shall knowingly accept any anonymous contribution or 24 contribution made by one person in the name of another 25 person. Anonymous contributions shall escheat to the State of 26 Illinois. Any political committee that receives such a 27 contribution shall forward it immediately to the State 28 Treasurer. Violation of this Section is a Class C 29 misdemeanor. 30 (Source: P.A. 78-1183.) 31 (10 ILCS 5/9-25.5 new) 32 Sec. 9-25.5. Contribution limit. At any time during a -4- LRB9003264MWmg 1 campaign contribution reporting period prescribed in Section 2 9-10, a candidate for the office of State Senator or State 3 Representative may not accept contributions from 4 corporations, trusts, labor organizations, persons not within 5 the district, and political committees in an aggregate amount 6 that exceeds the aggregate amount of contributions that the 7 candidate has received during the same reporting period from 8 persons within the district. If contributions in an 9 aggregate amount of $150 or less per contributor are included 10 in the determination of the aggregate amount of contributions 11 from persons within the district, the full name and mailing 12 address of each person within the district who made aggregate 13 contributions of $150 or less during the reporting period 14 shall be disclosed in the campaign contribution report for 15 that period. 16 A candidate who violates this Section is ineligible for 17 appointment or election to the General Assembly until the 18 second general election after the violation occurs. A 19 candidate who violates this Section and is elected to the 20 General Assembly shall be removed from office. 21 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect 22 January 1, 1998.
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