Bill Status of SB1415  93rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Barack Obama - Kirk W. Dillard - Carol Ronen - Jacqueline Y. Collins - M. Maggie Crotty, Terry Link, Christine Radogno, Susan Garrett, John J. Cullerton, Jeffrey M. Schoenberg, Mattie Hunter, Ira I. Silverstein and Iris Y. Martinez

House Sponsors
(Rep. Kevin A. McCarthy - Mike Boland - Carolyn H. Krause)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2005SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/9-1.5from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.5
10 ILCS 5/9-1.5 new
10 ILCS 5/9-1.7from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.7
10 ILCS 5/9-1.8from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.8
10 ILCS 5/9-10from Ch. 46, par. 9-10
30 ILCS 105/5.595 new
35 ILCS 5/506.7 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Supreme Court Campaign Reform Act. Provides that candidates for the Supreme Court may apply for a public financing benefit in connection with their campaign for office. Sets the amount of the private financing benefit at $750,000 for the primary general election cycle. Sets requirements for qualifying for the public financing benefits. Limits the amount of private contributions qualified candidates may accept. Limits the amounts that non-participating candidates may accept from private sources during campaign periods to $1,000 in the aggregate. Provides that qualified candidates must be distributed a line of credit from the Illinois Supreme Court Democracy Trust Fund to be used for lawful political expenditures. Provides for the increase of the line of credit if non-complying candidates make certain expenditures. Sets penalties for violations of the Act. Provides that the Illinois Supreme Court may, require attorneys to contribute money to the Fund not to exceed $25 annually. Contains other provisions. Amends the Election Code. Provides that a payment for electioneering communications is an "expenditure". Provides that a group that "accepts contributions or makes expenditures during any 12-month period in an aggregate amount exceeding $3,000 for the purpose of electioneering communications" is a political committee. Allows the Board of Elections to impose a fine against a committee that fails to report expenditures that could trigger matching funds under the Supreme Court Campaign Reform Act. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Illinois Supreme Court Democracy Trust Fund. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Requires the Department of Revenue to print on its standard individual income tax form a provision by which the taxpayer may make a contribution (not less than $1) to the Illinois Supreme Court Democracy Trust Fund. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes the provision that "candidate" means any person seeking retention in the office of Judge of the Illinois Supreme Court.

 Fiscal Note (Department of Revenue)
 SB 1415 will have minimal impact on the Department. However, if the number of checkoffs exceeds the number of available spaces on the form, another page will have to be added at a cost of approximately $57,000.

DateChamber Action
  2/20/2003SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Barack Obama
  2/20/2003SenateFirst Reading
  2/20/2003SenateReferred to Rules
  2/27/2003SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/4/2003SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  3/6/2003SenateDo Pass Executive; 013-000-000
  3/6/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 11, 2003
  3/11/2003SenateFiscal Note Requested by Sen. Peter J. Roskam
  3/18/2003SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Barack Obama
  3/18/2003SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  3/18/2003SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Carol Ronen
  3/18/2003SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/18/2003SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  3/18/2003SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  3/19/2003SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christine Radogno
  3/20/2003SenateFiscal Note Filed from the Illinois Department of Revenue
  3/21/2003SenateSecond Reading
  3/21/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 24, 2003
  3/21/2003SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Susan Garrett
  3/21/2003SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  3/24/2003SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Executive
  3/24/2003SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jeffrey M. Schoenberg
  3/24/2003SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/25/2003SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Be Adopted Executive; 010-000-000
  3/25/2003SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  3/25/2003SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  3/25/2003SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Obama
  3/25/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 26, 2003
  3/26/2003SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/26/2003SenateThird Reading - Passed; 039-017-000
  3/26/2003HouseArrived in House
  3/26/2003HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/26/2003HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Kevin A. McCarthy
  3/26/2003HouseFirst Reading
  3/26/2003HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/2/2003HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  4/2/2003HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carolyn H. Krause
  1/11/2005SenateSession Sine Die