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Full Text of HB0557  99th General Assembly


Rep. Steven A. Andersson

Filed: 3/3/2016





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 557, AS AMENDED,
3with reference to page and line numbers of House Amendment No.
42, as follows:
5on page 1, line 5, after "2A-48", by inserting "and by adding
6Section 9-37"; and
7on page 8, immediately below line 19, by inserting the
9    "(10 ILCS 5/9-37 new)
10    Sec. 9-37. Conflicts of interest in certain school board
12    (a) As used in this Section, "sponsoring entity" means a
13sponsoring entity as defined in Section 9-3 of this Code.
14    (b) It is unlawful for a candidate political committee
15established to support a candidate seeking nomination or



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1election to the school board of a school district subject to
2Article 34 of the School Code to accept contributions from: (i)
3any labor organization that represents employees of that
4district; (ii) any other labor organization of which a labor
5organization described in clause (i) is an affiliate; (iii) any
6political action committee for which a labor organization
7described in clause (i) or (ii) is the sponsoring entity or any
8tax-exempt organization described in Section 527 of the
9Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or any successor provision of
10federal tax law) established by a labor organization described
11in clause (i) or (ii); or (iv) any tax-exempt organization
12described in Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of
131986 (or any successor provision of federal tax law)
14established by a labor organization described in clause (i) or
16    (c) A candidate political committee that receives a
17contribution or transfer in violation of this Section shall
18dispose of the contribution or transfer by returning the
19contribution or transfer, or an amount equal to the
20contribution or transfer, to the contributor or transferor or
21by donating the contribution or transfer, or an amount equal to
22the contribution or transfer, to a charity. A contribution or
23transfer received in violation of this Section that is not
24disposed of as provided in this subsection (c) within 30 days
25after the Board sends notification to the political committee
26of the contribution by certified mail shall escheat to the



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1General Revenue Fund and the political committee shall be
2deemed in violation of this Section and subject to a civil
3penalty not to exceed 150% of the total amount of the
5    (d) The State Board of Elections shall have rulemaking
6authority to implement this Section.".