FRITCHEY-GASH-KOSEL-LYONS,EILEEN AND ACEVEDO.
ELEC CD-CASH CONTRIBTIONS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Election Code. Provides that no candidate or
political committee may accept cash contributions in excess of $150
from any person or entity during any calendar year. Provides that any
contribution in excess of $150 must be made by negotiable instrument
or be evidenced by an itemized credit card receipt. Provides that a
violation is a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that a person who is
convicted of violating the limits must be fined 3 times the amount of
the contributions accepted in violation of the limits. Provides that
a contribution accepted in violation of the limits escheats to the
State of Illinois. Effective immediately.
FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Elections)
HB294 would have minimal fiscal impact and costs could be
absorbed within regular budget.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Corrections)
There would be no fiscal or prison population impact on DOC.
CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Dept. of Corrections)
Same as DOC fiscal note.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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