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 1        AN ACT to push-polling.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  5.   The  Election  Code  is  amended  by adding
 5    Section 29-14.5 as follows:

 6        (10 ILCS 5/29-14.5 new)
 7        Sec. 29-14.5.  Push-polling.
 8        (a) Any person engaging in push-polling must  (i)  inform
 9    the  person  contacted  that the call is being made on behalf
10    of,  in  support  of,  or  in  opposition  to  a   particular
11    candidate,  (ii)  identify  that candidate by name, and (iii)
12    provide the telephone number of  the  place  from  which  the
13    push-polling is conducted.
14        (b)  A  person  who  violates this Section is guilty of a
15    Class A misdemeanor.
16        (c) For the  purposes  of  this  Section,  "push-polling"
17    means  (i)  calling voters on behalf of, in support of, or in
18    opposition to any candidate for public  office;  (ii)  asking
19    questions  relating  to  opposing  candidates for that public
20    office that state, imply, or  convey  information  about  the
21    opposing  candidates'  character, status, or political stance
22    or record; and (iii) conducting the call in a manner that  is
23    likely to be construed by the person receiving the call to be
24    a  survey  or poll to gather statistical data for entities or
25    organizations that are acting independently of any  political
26    party, candidate, or interest group.

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