92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB1713
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ELEC CD-PUSH-POLLING                                                       

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the  Election  Code.   Requires  any  person  engaging  in      
   push-polling to (i) inform the person contacted that the call is being      
   made  on  behalf  of,  in support of, or in opposition to a particular      
   candidate, (ii) identify that candidate by name, and (iii) provide the      
   telephone  number  of  the  place  from  which  the  push-polling   is      
   conducted.   Provides  that  a  violation  is  a  Class A misdemeanor.      
   Defines "push-polling".                                                     
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)                        
          There would be no population or cost impact to the Department.       
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Further amends  the  Election  Code.   Provides  that  provisions      
   concerning  push-polling  apply  to  public  questions  as  well as to      
   candidates. Provides that the State Board of Elections  may  impose  a      
   civil  penalty  of $10,000 upon any person, other than a person who is      
   merely an employee of the person or entity  who  has  been  contracted      
   with   to  conduct  the  push-polling,  who  violates  the  provisions      
   concerning push-polling.                                                    
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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