90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0672
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ELEC CD-CAMPN FINANCE                                                      

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Election Code.  Deletes the requirement that  personal      
   information disclosed by a person examining a statement or report of a      
   political committee be furnished to the committee.   Provides that, in      
   addition to other information, the occupation and employer of a person      
   making  a  contribution  shall  be  reported.   Raises  to $2,000 (now      
   $1,000) the  aggregate  amount  of  contributions  or  expenditures  a      
   political  committee  may  accept  or  make before filing the required      
   reports.  Raises to $250 (now $150) the limit for itemized  individual      
   contributions to and transfers from a political committee that must be      
   reported.  Provides the Board may assess a civil penalty not to exceed      
   $5,000  (now $1,000) for violations of the Article concerning campaign      
   contributions and expenditures.  Provides that the Board may assess  a      
   civil penalty if a political committee fails to report within 2 days a      
   contribution  of  $500  or more received during the period between the      
   committee's last report and the date  of  the  election.  Makes  other      
   changes.  Effective immediately.                                            
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          10 ILCS 5/9-1.7                 from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.7              
          10 ILCS 5/9-1.8                 from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.8              
          10 ILCS 5/9-1.9                 from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.9              
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          5 ILCS 420/4A-106               from Ch. 127, par. 604A-106          
          10 ILCS 5/9-28 new                                                   
        Deletes everything.  Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.      
   Provides that statements of economic  interest  may  be  filed  in  an      
   electronic  format.   Provides  that  those  statements  shall be made      
   available on the World Wide Web.  Amends the Election Code.   Provides      
   that  the  occupation  and  employer  of persons making a contribution      
   shall be reported.   Deletes  a  provision  that  a  person  examining      
   campaign finance statement shall provide personal information and that      
   the  political  committee  be  notified  of  the  examination  of  the      
   statement.   Provides  that  reports  may  be  filed  electronically.       
   Provides  that reports of candidates for the General Assembly, and for      
   Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary  of  State,      
   Comptroller  or  Treasurer  shall  be made available on the World Wide      
   Web.  Makes other changes.  Effective July 1, 1997.                         
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE, H-AM 1                                            
          There will be no fiscal impact on the Dpt. of Corrections.           
          FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Elections)                               
          Implementation of HB672 would cost approximately $200,000.           
          JUDICIAL NOTE, H-AM 1                                                
          No decrease or increase in need for the number of judges.            
          STATE MANDATES ACT FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1                               
          Fails to create a State mandate.                                     
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          5 ILCS 420/4A-106                                                    
          10 ILCS 5/9-17                                                       
          10 ILCS 5/9-28 new                                                   
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          New Act                                                              
          5 ILCS 120/1.02                 from Ch. 102, par. 41.02             
          5 ILCS 140/7                    from Ch. 116, par. 207               
          5 ILCS 420/3-101 rep.                                                
          10 ILCS 5/9-1.7                 from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.7              
          10 ILCS 5/9-1.8                 from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.8              
          10 ILCS 5/9-1.9                 from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.9              
          10 ILCS 5/9-1.12                from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.12             
          10 ILCS 5/9-3                   from Ch. 46, par. 9-3                
          10 ILCS 5/9-6                   from Ch. 46, par. 9-6                
          10 ILCS 5/9-7.5 new                                                  
          10 ILCS 5/9-8.10 new                                                 
          10 ILCS 5/9-8.15 new                                                 
          10 ILCS 5/9-9.5 new                                                  
          10 ILCS 5/9-23                  from Ch. 46, par. 9-23               
          10 ILCS 5/9-26                  from Ch. 46, par. 9-26               
          10 ILCS 5/9-27.5 new                                                 
          10 ILCS 5/9-28                                                       
          10 ILCS 5/29-14 rep.                                                 
          25 ILCS 170/6.5 new                                                  
          30 ILCS 805/8.22 new                                                 
        Deletes everything.  Creates the State Gift Ban  Act  and  amends      
   the  Illinois  Governmental  Ethics  Act,  the  Open Meetings Act, the      
   Freedom  of  Information  Act,  the  Election   Code,   the   Lobbyist      
   Registration  Act, and the State Mandates Act.  Prohibits legislators,      
   State officers and employees, and judges from soliciting or  receiving      
   gifts  from  a person or entity with interests affected by government.      
   Provides specific exceptions and allows a governmental entity to adopt      
   or maintain policies more  restrictive  than  the  Act.  Requires  the      
   designation   of  ethics  officers  to  provide  guidance  and  review      
   statements of economic interests. Creates ethics commissions appointed      
   within each  branch  of  government  and  for  the  Attorney  General,      
   Secretary  of  State,  Comptroller,  and  Treasurer.  Provides certain      
   powers and procedures enabling  the  commissions  to  hear  complaints      
   alleging  gift  ban  violations.  Provides that a commission may issue      
   recommendations  prescribing  certain  disciplinary  action   to   the      
   violator's  ultimate  jurisdictional  authority  and may impose fines.      
   Provides that a violation of the State Gift  Ban  Act  is  a  business      
   offense  punishable by a fine of up to $5,000.  Preempts home rule and      
   requires units of local  government  and  school  districts  to  adopt      
   similar provisions no less restrictive. Makes various campaign finance      
   disclosure   changes,   including   (i)   increased  contribution  and      
   expenditure thresholds, (ii)  identification  of  contributors,  (iii)      
   prohibited uses of funds, (iv) sources and locations of contributions,      
   (v)   phased-in  electronic  filing,  and  (vi)  increased  penalties.      
   Requires registered lobbyists to provide copies of their registrations      
   and expenditure reports, and an opportunity to respond,  to  officials      
   named in those reports. Exempts any mandates from reimbursement by the      
   State.  Effective January 1, 1999.                                          
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0737

   Last action date: 98-08-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   1


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