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Public Act 100-0335


Public Act 0335 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 100-0335
HB0394 EnrolledLRB100 04360 RJF 14366 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Secretary of State Act is amended by adding
Section 25 as follows:
    (15 ILCS 305/25 new)
    Sec. 25. Registration renewal notice sponsorship.
    (a) The Secretary of State is authorized to solicit and
accept sponsorship of registration renewal notices solely for
the purpose of offsetting the costs of preparing and
distributing the notices. A sponsor shall pay a fee for the
privilege of having a name or logo printed on the registration
renewal notice. Any contract for sponsorship shall be for a
term no longer than one-year.
    (b) The Secretary shall not enter into a sponsorship
agreement with any of the following persons or entities: (1)
any person or entity licensed or regulated by the Secretary,
except a driver's license holder; (2) any person or entity
manufacturing or distributing pharmaceuticals, tobacco
products, medical marijuana, alcohol, or weapons; (3) any
person holding any elected office, any candidate for any
elected office, or any political committee registered with the
Federal Elections Commission or State Board of Elections; or
(4) any person or entity that makes independent expenditures in
support or opposition of a person holding elected office, a
candidate for elected office, or a referendum, ballot question,
or constitutional amendment.
    (c) The sponsor's name or logo shall not include: (1) the
name, image, or likeness of any elected or appointed official,
candidate for elected or appointed office, any political party,
or any political committee registered with the Federal
Elections Commission or State Board of Elections; (2) any
language or image advocating for or against a referendum,
ballot question, constitutional amendment, or government
action or inaction; (3) any language or image that is abusive,
threatening, vulgar, obscene, or profane as determined by the
Secretary; or (4) any other prohibited language or image as
determined by the Secretary by rule.
    The sponsor's name or logo shall be smaller than the name
or seal of the State of Illinois and shall not imply
endorsement by the Secretary or the State of Illinois.
    (d) The Secretary shall provide public notice on the
official website of the Secretary of State at least 30 days
prior to the deadline for submitting a proposal.
    (e) Any proposal submitted to the Secretary shall include
the following information: (1) the name and address of the
entity; (2) the name and address of any person or entity with
any ownership interest or distributive share of the entity in
excess of 7.5%; (3) a statement describing the business
operations or the primary mission of the entity; (4) a
statement advising whether the person or entity is required to
register with the State Board of Elections in accordance with
Section 20-160 of the Illinois Procurement Code; (5) the name
or logo the person or entity proposes printing on the
registration renewal notices; and (6) the bid amount the entity
offers to pay for the privilege of having its name or logo
included on the registration renewal notices for the one-year
    Additional requirements and procedures for the proposal
submission process shall be established by the Secretary. The
Secretary shall have sole discretion in determining which, if
any, of the eligible proposals to accept, and shall control all
aspects of the design, content, and appearance of registration
renewal notices.
    (f) All payments for sponsorship of registration renewal
notices shall be deposited into the Secretary of State's Grant
Fund to be used solely for the purpose of offsetting the costs
of preparing and distributing registration renewal notices.
    (g) The Secretary of State shall adopt rules under the
Illinois Administrative Procedure Act as necessary for the
implementation of this registration renewal notices
sponsorship program.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/25/2017