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92_HB1713 LRB9206943MWcd 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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