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92_HB3150eng HB3150 Engrossed LRB9201636MWpc 1 AN ACT in relation to elections. 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 candidate 11 or public question, (ii) identify that candidate by name or 12 identify the public question, and (iii) provide the telephone 13 number of the place from which the push-polling is conducted. 14 (b) The State Board of Elections may impose a civil 15 penalty of $10,000 upon any person, other than a person who 16 is merely an employee of the person or entity who has been 17 contracted with to conduct the push-polling, who violates 18 this Section. 19 (c) For the purposes of this Section, "push-polling" 20 means (i) calling voters on behalf of, in support of, or in 21 opposition to any candidate for public office or public 22 question; (ii) asking questions relating to opposing 23 candidates for that public office that state, imply, or 24 convey information about the opposing candidates' character, 25 status, or political stance or record or asking questions 26 relating to the public question that state, imply, or convey 27 information favorable or unfavorable to the public question; 28 and (iii) conducting the call in a manner that is likely to 29 be construed by the person receiving the call to be a survey 30 or poll to gather statistical data for entities or 31 organizations that are acting independently of any political HB3150 Engrossed -2- LRB9201636MWpc 1 party, candidate, or interest group. 2 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect on 3 January 1, 2002.
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