Bill Status of SB0762 100th General Assembly
Short Description: ELEC CD-PRESIDENT TAX RETURNS
Sen. John J. Cullerton - Omar Aquino
| 1/9/2019||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Requires candidates for President of the United States to file with the State Board of Elections federal income tax returns for the 5 most recent tax years prior to the election by August 15 of every presidential election year. Requires the candidate to grant consent for the Board to publish the tax returns. Requires the Board to issue a certificate of compliance upon a timely filing to acknowledge receipt of the returns. Requires the Board to publish the returns for certain periods of time, with certain information redacted. Provides that any vote by an elector from the State Electoral College for a candidate that has not received a certificate of compliance is void. Allows a second vote by the Electoral College to be taken in certain circumstances, but provides that only one extra is allowed. Provides that any votes in the Electoral College for a candidate without a certificate of compliance on the second vote are forfeited. Provides that the name of a candidate for President, or his or her electors, shall not be printed on the ballot unless the candidate has received the certificate of compliance. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.