91st General Assembly
Summary of HB0294
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Short description: 
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

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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