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 Bill Status of HB1242  9th General Assembly

Short Description:  IL CLEAN ELECTIONS ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez - Linda Chapa LaVia

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 105/5.786 new
35 ILCS 5/507YY new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Illinois Clean Elections Act. Establishes a voluntary method of public financing of the campaigns of candidates for statewide constitutional offices and the General Assembly. Provides for terms of participation for a candidate seeking to be certified as an Illinois Clean Elections Act candidate. Provides that a certified candidate must limit the candidate's campaign expenditures and obligations to the revenues distributed to the candidate from the Illinois Clean Elections Fund and may not accept any contributions unless specifically authorized by the State Board of Elections. Sets forth the manner in which the State Board shall distribute to certified candidates revenues from the Fund. Sets forth penalties for violations of the Act. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Illinois Clean Elections Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act to create an individual tax return checkoff in support of the Fund. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/8/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/14/2011HouseAssigned to Elections & Campaign Reform Committee
  3/1/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/17/2011HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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