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 Bill Status of HB0115  94th General Assembly

Short Description:  ELEC CD-ABSENTEE COUNT

House Sponsors
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz - Kevin Joyce - John A. Fritchey - Robin Kelly - Elaine Nekritz, Kathleen A. Ryg, Naomi D. Jakobsson and Mike Boland

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John J. Cullerton and Pamela J. Althoff)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/12/2005HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0557

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/19-7from Ch. 46, par. 19-7
10 ILCS 5/19-8from Ch. 46, par. 19-8
10 ILCS 5/20-7from Ch. 46, par. 20-7
10 ILCS 5/20-8from Ch. 46, par. 20-8

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Requires that absentee ballots received by election authorities through the 10th day after an election be counted if the ballots are postmarked before the date of the election. Requires that the State Board of Elections adopt rules for the provision of election judges for the counting of those ballots.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
10 ILCS 5/19-7
10 ILCS 5/20-7

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Election Code with respect to ballots cast by absentee, military, and overseas voters. Provides that an election authority must count a ballot received within the period after an election for counting provisional ballots if the ballot was postmarked by the midnight preceding the opening of polls on election day. Revises the language of these provisions. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/6/2005HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  1/12/2005HouseFirst Reading
  1/12/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/26/2005HouseAssigned to Elections & Campaign Reform Committee
  2/1/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Elections & Campaign Reform Committee
  2/1/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elections & Campaign Reform Committee; 005-001-000
  2/1/2005HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elections & Campaign Reform Committee; 005-001-000
  2/2/2005HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/2/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/2/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  2/3/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Joyce
  2/3/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John A. Fritchey
  2/3/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robin Kelly
  2/3/2005HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-001-000
  2/3/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  2/3/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  2/3/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  2/15/2005SenateArrive in Senate
  2/15/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  2/15/2005SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  2/15/2005SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  2/16/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  4/13/2005SenateAssigned to Local Government
  4/20/2005SenateDo Pass Local Government; 010-000-000
  4/20/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 21, 2005
  4/20/2005SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/4/2005SenateSecond Reading
  5/4/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 5, 2005
  5/17/2005SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/17/2005HousePassed Both Houses
  6/15/2005HouseSent to the Governor
  8/12/2005HouseGovernor Approved
  8/12/2005HouseEffective Date August 11, 2005
  8/12/2005HouseEffective Date August 12, 2005
  8/12/2005HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0557

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